Outdoors

Season passes on sale at Maramec Spring Park

    2020 Maramec Spring Park season passes will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The James Foundation Office located at 21506 Maramec Spring Drive and the Reception Building located at  21880 Maramec Spring Drive on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MDC and DFS offer volunteer fire departments help with insurance

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Division of Fire Safety (DFS) have partnered to pilot a new grant opportunity for volunteer fire departments to cover workers compensation and liability coverage for active fire-department members.

Trustees seek public comment on proposed creek projects

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Forest Service, acting as Trustees for Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration, are seeking public input on a draft restoration plan, and invite the public to an informational meeting on Thursday, December 12 to learn about proposed natural resource restoration projects in southeast Missouri.

MDC reports November firearms deer harvest ends with 178,936

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 178,936 deer during the November portion of fall firearms deer season, Nov. 16- 26. Of the 178,936 deer harvested, 91,420 were antlered bucks, 17,237 were button bucks, and 70,279 were does.

Santa Claus to visit Dillard Mill State Historic Site Dec. 12 

Dillard Mill State Historic Site invites visitors to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus from noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14. Santa Claus is gearing up for his Christmas deliveries and has once again contacted Dillard Mill to grind special oats for his reindeer. This free event will be at the mill where Santa and Mrs. Claus will hand out ornaments and candy to children. Bring your camera and dress for the weather. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served.