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Missouri Department of Conservation’s 80th Anniversary

Celebrating with open houses all across the state.

The Missouri Department of Conservation invites you to attend one of their open house. They pride themselves on citizen based conservation, so you’ll be able to voice any feedback on the park!

Each open house will have a community leader speak along with Director Sara Parker Pauley, and commissioners to discuss history, conservation priorities, challenges, and to gather your input.

Make sure to give thanks to everything the MDC has given us!

Join MDC from 6 – 8 p.m. at the following open houses:

Aug. 8 at the MDC Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, 2289 County Park Drive in Cape Girardeau;

Aug. 10 at the MDC Runge Conservation Nature Center, 330 Commerce Drive in Jefferson City;

Aug. 14 at the MDC Northeast Regional Office, 3500 S. Baltimore in Kirksville;

Sept. 7 at the MDC Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, 11715 Cragwold Road in Kirkwood;

Sept. 26 at Kemper Recital Hall in Spratt Hall 101 on the Missouri Western State University campus where the MDC Northwest Regional Office is located, 4525 Downs Drive in St. Joseph;

Oct. 10 at the MDC Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 4601 S. Nature Center Way in Springfield;

Oct. 12, at the MDC Twin Pines Conservation Education Center, 20086 Highway 60 in Winona; and

Oct. 26 at the MDC Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave in Kansas City.


MDC will also gather public feedback at the following community events:

July 22 at the Kansas City Public Health and Safety Fair,

July 27-Aug. 5 at the Ozark Empire Fair in Springfield,

Aug. 2-6 at the Washington Town and Country Fair in Washington,

Aug. 10-20 at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia,

Sept. 9-16 at the SEMO District Fair in Cape Girardeau, and

Sept. 30 at the South Farm Showcase in Columbia.