St. Louis Community Credit Union will host the February 22, meeting at their branch located at 6724 Page Ave, in Pagedale. The facility is a half block east of Ferguson Avenue on the south side of Page Avenue. ( MAP ). Refreshments will be available at 6:30 PM, and the meeting will begin at 7:15 PM. Read more about St. Louis Community Credit Union on page 2.
PROGRAM: In 1936 the voters of Missouri adopted Amendment 4 to the constitution which established Article IV 40-42; the formation of the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Conservation Commission. The Commission is vested with control, management, restoration, conservation, and regulation of fish, forest, and wildlife resources of the state. The Department of Conservation owns and oversees hatcheries, sanctuaries, refuges, and reservations, and enforces the state wildlife code. The Commission consists of four individuals appointed by the governor of the state to serve unpaid 6-year terms. No more than two of the individuals may be from the same political party.
Their mission is to protect and manage the fish, forest, and wildlife resources of the state, to facilitate and provide opportunity for all citizens to use, enjoy, and learn about these resources.
The Missouri Department of Conservation’s Community Conservation Program provides technical advice, planning assistance, and partnership opportunities to municipalities around the state. These “Conservation Communities” are interested in connecting citizens with nature through habitat improvement and responsible natural resource management. During this presentation, MDC staff will provide attendees with a brief introduction to grant programs, cost share funding, partnership opportunities and other helpful Community Conservation resources. Speaking for MDC: Urban Wildlife Biologist Erin Shank, Community Forester Mark Grueber, Community Conservation Planner, Josh Ward.