123rd Christmas Bird Count

Experienced Missouri birders are encouraged to participate in the National Audubon Society’s 123rd Christmas Bird Count (CBC) between December 14th through January 5th.  This is an early-winter bird census where thousands of volunteers across the U.S., Canada, and many countries in the western hemisphere go out over a 24-hour period on one calendar day to count birds. Christmas Bird Counts […]

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Crowder Fall Color Tour

Guided Fall Color Tours will take place this weekend at Crowder State Park in Trenton this weekend.  The park is offering free bus tours that will leave from the Thompson Cemetery area, both Saturday and Sunday. On the guided bus tours, participants will see fall colors, along with other interesting features of the area. Bus tours will leave the equestrian […]

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October 30th is Missouri Weatherization Day

October 30th has been proclaimed Weatherization Day in Missouri.  Governor Mike Parson signed a proclamation declaring Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, as Weatherization Day in Missouri, an opportunity to highlight the positive impact of the Department of Natural Resources’ Weatherization Assistance Program on Missouri citizens, jobs, and small businesses. The Weatherization Assistance Program provides eligible households with home energy conservation services. […]

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MO Pesticide Collection Program In Chillicothe On Saturday

The Missouri Pesticide Collection Program will be in Chillicothe Saturday morning.  The hours are from 8:00 am to Noon at the Litton Agri-Science Learning Center.  The Missouri Department of Natural Resources says the program is designed to help protect human health and the environment by collecting and ensuring safe disposal of waste pesticides from Missouri farmers and households, and to […]

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Missouri Pesticide Collection Program In Chillicothe June 11th

In just over a month, the Missouri Pesticide Collection Program will be in Chillicothe.  The program is designed to help protect human health and the environment by collecting and ensuring safe disposal of waste pesticides from Missouri farmers and households, and to do this while educating Missouri citizens about how to properly manage and reduce pesticide waste. All pesticides collected […]

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Thompson River, Weldon River and No Creek Listed As “Impaired Waters”

The E. coli contamination of the Thompson River, Weldon River and No Creek is due to “Non-Point Source Pollution.”  Chief of the Total Maximum Daily Load and Modeling Unit in the Water Protection Unit of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Michael Kruse says those waterways are outside the limits for E. coli Kruse says they have placed no restrictions, […]

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