Community Interest

Welcome Spring Hike and Campfire Event at Broemmelsiek Park

The public is invited to celebrate the arrival of spring at St. Charles County Parks’ Family Hike and Campfire from 6-8 p.m., Saturday, March 30, at Broemmelsiek Park, located at 1795 Highway DD, Defiance. Springtime is the perfect season to explore the park, listen for sounds of animals in the woods, and discover native flora along the way. 

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MDC’s Columbia Bottom Conservation Area serves as a starting location for 11th Annual Confluence Trash Bash March 23

MDC seeks volunteers to meet at Columbia Bottom to help in a large-scale effort to clean up the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers watershed.

SPANISH LAKE, Mo.— The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is once again helping to sponsor one of the largest litter clean-ups in the St. Louis area—the 11th Annual Confluence Trash Bash. The event is happening Saturday, March 23, from 8 a.m. until noon. MDC’s Columbia Bottom Conservation Area in Spanish Lake will serve as one of multiple starting locations for the event.

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Boone Home to Host Special Presentation on Sappington-Dressel Home

Historians, preservationists, builders and history buffs won’t want to miss the St. Charles County Parks Department’s presentation on how an 1800s home was dismantled, reassembled and preserved. “The Sappington-Dressel Home: A Heritage Preserved” will be presented at the top of each hour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 30, at The Historic Daniel Boone Home in Defiance. 

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MDC and CFM thank deer hunters and meat processors for helping to Share the Harvest

Missouri deer hunters donated 259,414 pounds of venison to Share the Harvest this season.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) thank the thousands of Missouri deer hunters who donated 259,414 pounds of venison to the state’s Share the Harvest program this past deer season, including 4,855 whole deer. Thank you also to the more than 100 participating meat processors throughout the state who grind the donated deer meat into ready-to-use packages.

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Residents Reminded to Vaccinate Pets, Report Concerns to Prevent Rabies

As spring draws closer and warmer weather returns, outdoor activity for pets and people will increase. This increased activity brings a greater opportunity for contact with wild animals and a threat for exposure to rabies infection. As a reminder, St. Charles County Animal Control Ordinance Section 205.110 requires all dogs and cats to be vaccinated against the rabies virus and that this vaccination be registered with the Division of Humane Services. 

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