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SEPTEMBER 2006 VOL. 67, NO. 5 5 8 10 Approved August 8 13 CFM FUNDRAISER Holiday Wreaths NEWS & ISSUES CONSERVATION LEADERSHIP CORPS PARKS & SOILS TAX Wildlife MISSOURI Nominate A Student CFM Shooters NEWS & ISSUES

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Transcript of Vol67 no5 2006

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SEPTEMBER 2006VOL. 67, NO. 5

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10Approved August 8

13CFMFUNDRAISER

Holiday Wreaths

NEWS & ISSUES

CONSERVATIONLEADERSHIP CORPS

PARKS & SOILS TAX

WildlifeMISSOURI

Nominate A Student

CFM Shooters

NEWS & ISSUES

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Recently my friends and I bitoff a task we had long con-templated, and long procrasti-nated. Up at The Farm, in

The Barn, our loft was accessible onlyvia the original ladder from hallwayfloor to the roof. Perhaps you know thetype of ladder I mean, one built in andencased in a frame to hold back thebales of hay normally found in a loft.This intelligent design provides both amechanism of ascent into the loft and away to directly get bales from storage inthe loft to the stalls of livestock below.For 60 years this particular ladder hasserved its intended purpose perfectly.At this very moment no one is still upin the loft, all the hay is out as well…sothe ladder has indeed done its job. Notone fraction of an inch has it loosened,broken down or faltered in any way. Inthe seat where I sit right now, these lastsentences bring immediately to mindother things of intended permanencewhich work very, very well. More onthat after the story at hand.

We imagined, before building thestaircase, that it would be very handywith a set of steps. Now that we bunkin the loft, now that we often watchDVD cowboy movies and visit longinto the night in the loft, now that theloft is a refuge for some and a retreatfor the rest…well, wouldn’t it be great ifwe could make the loft somehow moreaccessible to all? So we could carry ourgear up (and down) with ease, so wecould manage getting food up therewithout the added challenge of climb-ing a ladder with only one hand…I’mcertain most everyone gets the idea. Itwas determined that it was time tostart. We knew the end product wewanted. Where to begin?

Anyone who would build astaircase must first determinewhere to put it. In our case,this was at least an hour’s

worth of discussion, measuring, dia-gramming, redesigning, arguing and,finally, consensus. No perfect locationexisted. There were benefits and chal-lenges with every option. We arrived atour consensus only to learn that thereally tough decision was yet to bemade: exactly where to make the firststep and exactly what its dimensionsshould be. What we learned was that tomake a regular set of steps, with evenrise s, stable treads, the necessary clear-ance for a variety of heads and all the

benefits of comfort and subtle func-tionality characteristic of those excel-lent staircases which we always use butnever notice…well, to build in all that,one must know not only the startingpoint and destination, but have theentire journey between carefullyplanned. This was quite a revelation tous amateur carpenters. Let’s leave thestaircase for the moment.

What does all this particu-lar long-winded reporthave to do with conser-vation? With natural

resources? With our outdoor heritage?Everything. Absolutely everything. Aswe built the stairs, our people voted torenew the State Parks & Soils statewidesales tax on August 8. The Citizen’sCommittee faced EXACTLY analogouschallenges to those of our amateur car-penters. We knew the goal: renewal ofthe tax, we knew where we were start-ing off: a diverse assemblage of folkswho really cared but had almost nomoney. These Citizens built quite astaircase! The tax passed by the widestmargin in its 22 year history! It passedby at least a simple majority in all but 3Missouri counties…and nearly passedin those three! It passed by the widestmargin in the only county where therewas organized opposition to the tax.Such are the best of fruits of well con-ceived and performed effort of privatecitizens.

This excellent staircase can readilytake us up to where we want to go. Itcan also always provide a path to revisitour origins. We now have 10 years touse and enjoy it at leisure. Good for allof us!

The “other staircase” the Design forConservation Sales Tax, the permanentstaircase alluded to earlier in my ram-blings, also serves us all with excellence.One almost doesn’t notice its workings.One almost takes it for granted attimes. Those generations who haveknown no other Missouri than the oneso very well served by these two salestaxes take note: they do not exist byaccident; no agency or politician hasimposed them upon us…we haveintentionally, with great effort, imposedthem upon ourselves. To continue toserve us all so very well, they will alwaysrequire regular maintenance and ourever vigilant protection. There willalways be some folks who would haveus believe that removing a step or two

wouldn’t matter much, or that chang-ing the staircase’s location or removingit all together would have no conse-quence. You know better.

Back at The Barn, the staircase isbuilt. It will likely serve my one dayGrandchildren as well as it serves thebuilders right now. They may neverknow, firsthand, the efforts required tobuild the staircase. They may neverfully appreciate the challenges we faced.They will darn sure run up and downthe steps with the reckless abandon andcertainty of ownership with which youand I visit our public lands. That’s OK.But let’s not forget the lessons learnedas we built the staircase. It is up to eachof us to pass on our Great MissouriLegacy.

Dave MurphyCFM Executive Director

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Building A Staircase WildlifeSeptember 2006Vol. 67, No. 5

MISSOURI

Missouri Wildlife is the official publication of theConservation Federation ofMissouri, Aff liate of theNational Wildlife Federation.

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Leigh Love

PresidentFirst Vice PresidentSecond Vice PresidentSecretaryTreasurer

Executive Director/EditorDesign & ProductionAdmin. Associate/Membership and Managing EditorAdmin. Associate/Accounting

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COVER:

VIEW FROM THE STONE HOUSE

Thanks for supporting Amendment 1on August 8th. Voters overwhelminglyapproved the renewal of the Parks andSoils Tax at the polls by a 71% margin.The reauthorization passed statewide inall but three Missouri counties.

The measure passed thanks in largepart to the hard work of the Citizens’Committee for Soil, Water and StateParks, Conservation Federation mem-bers, and many partnering organizationswho felt strongly about the value of ourState parks, soils and water conservationresources.

The funding will now be in place until2016 when citizens must again reautho-

rize it. However, over the next decadethis important source of revenue willcontinue to provide many benefits to allcitizens and our state parks, soil andwater resources. All Missourians werewinners with the passage of Amendment1. Again, we thank you!

Ron Coleman, Member, Citizens’ Committee for Soil,

Water and State Parks

Yes on Amendment 1 Aug. 8

YES STATE PARKSSOIL ANDCLEAN WATER

Paid for by the Citizens’ Committee for Soil, Water and State Parks; Don Wolf, Treasurer • www.amendment1.org

A Thank You For The Passage Of Amendment 1

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COMMITTEE REPORT

CFM Stategic Planning Committee Reviews Goals

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Update From The President

In our recent statewide election, therenewal of the Parks & Soils taxreceived a resounding approval.Once again citizens from our rural

and metropolitan areas joined togetherto voice their support of outdoors Mis-souri. In many peoples minds this wastheir way to show support of “The Con-servation Tax.” This speaks volumes forthe support of the Conservation move-ment here in our great state. The Con-servation Federation is the citizensgroup that fuels the conservation efforthere in Missouri. We need all of you!Please take a moment to renew your sus-taining membership to the CFM. If youare not a member, please join. You cando either by simply calling (800) 575-2322.

This is a great time to take your fami-ly outdoors and enjoy the many

resources that are available here in Mis-souri. Great fishing and good luck!

Don Johnson CFM President

When will you add your name to the list?

CFM Life Membership Application

Name: _____________________________________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________________

Phone: _______________________Email:_____________________________

Payment Method (circle one): Cash Check

Credit Card _______________________________ Exp. Date:__________

Charles Abele, Saint LouisDuane and Nancy Addleman, SpringfieldDane Balsman, PerryvilleJim Tom Blair, Saint LouisRon Coleman, Saint AlbansMark Corio, ColumbiaDave Kolb Grading, Saint CharlesJohn Enderle, KelsoMr. & Mrs. Andrew Fleming, ColumbiaHoward & Sara Fleming, MoberlyMr. & Mrs. Matt Fleming, MoberlyAllan Hoover, Pleasant HillDon Johnson, FestusRoger & Debbie Johnson, HumansvilleDuane & Cosette Kelly, IndependenceSara Knight, Charlotte, NCCarl Kurz, Leawood, KS

Jay Law, Saint JamesGerald Lee, Kansas CityJoel LeMaster, Fulton

Cynthia Metcalfe, Saint LouisDavid Murphy, ColumbiaAbe Phillips, Saint LouisGerald Ross, Jefferson CityMike Schallon, BallwinTimothy Schwent, JacksonCharles & Winnie Stribling, MexicoBarbara VanBenschoten, Kansas CityRandy Washburn, Jefferson CityStephen Wilson, HartsburgDick Wood, Saint LouisHoward Wood, Bonne TerreRobert Ziehmer, California

Conservationists For Life

During the past severalmonths the Strategic Plan-ning Committee, co-chairedby Howard Fisher and Earl

Cannon, has been developing a plan tohelp CFM achieve success into thefuture. Five strategic Goals for theConservation Federation of Missouri(CFM) have been approved for theBoard as follows:

1. Increase the Sustaining Member-ship

2. Maintain and increase fundingsources for the CFM

3. Expand involvement with the legis-lature

4. Protect Missouri Department ofConservation Constitutionalauthority

5. Encourage outreach to achieve

diversity within the CFMThese goals are not meant to be

restrictive in any consideration ofaction by any CFM committee. Theyare for guidance in achieving CFMaims.

Standing committees of CFM havestarted to take actions aimed atimplementing some of these goals.The CFM Board welcomes sugges-tions that might help this effort ormight lead to other goals that wouldhelp the Federation. The CFM Boardalso welcomes help from anyone withthe implementation of actions sup-porting the five goals.

CFM Strategic Planning Update Howard Fisher and Earl Cannon

met with the CFM officers and com-mittee chairs at the summer CFM

board meeting to review the strategicplanning process being implemented.Efforts thus far appear to meet expec-tations. The group recommendedestablishing the Strategic PlanningCommittee as a standing committeewhich will require an amendment tothe By-Laws. This action is beingreferred to the By-Laws Committee forfollow-up. Earl Cannon was namedCo-Chair of the committee and joinsHoward Fisher in this capacity.

Regarding the CFM Goal “Encour-age Outreach to Achieve Diversitywithin the CFM,” it was recommendedthat Missouri Wildlife be used to helpachieve this goal. Outreach to gardenclubs across the state was recommend-ed as one way to achieve greater diver-sity.

The need to reach out to groups

that may have dropped their affiliationwith CFM was another action recom-mended. The establishment of a Leg-islative Committee might be used toengage more members of CFM inactivities and efforts.

In future board meetings we willhave additional goals to be consideredby the board probably dealing with theCFM resource committees and ourrelationship with the general public.

This article is the first of articles tofollow each CFM board meeting tohelp update the membership on thestatus of progress being achieved aspart of the CFM Strategic Plan.

Watch for another update followingthe fall board meeting.

Howard Fisher and Earl CannonCo-chairs, CFM Strategic Planning

Committee

Conserve Life: SLOW DOWN More than 1,100 people die onMissouri highways each year. Don’t become a statistic. Conserve life by slowing

down and by always making sure your seatbelt is buckled. BUCKLE UP

Leroy Logan, ArnoldChip McGeehan, Marshfield

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Will you join today to help us conserve our natural resources for tomorrow?

Check the member category you prefer:q $20–Individual q $15–Student q $30–Family q $100–Corporate q $1000–Lifetime

Please mail this application with your membership dues to:Conservation Federation of Missouri728 West MainJefferson City, MO 65101-1559

If you have any questions, call us at 1-800-575-2322 or visit us at www.confedmo.com.

Name __________________________________________________________________

Address ________________________________________________________________

City __________________________________State ____________Zip code __________

Work phone: ____________________________Home phone: ______________________

Fax number: ____________________________E-mail address: ____________________

Please make checks payable to the Conservation Federation of Missouri.*Or you may charge your membership dues to your MasterCard, Visa, or Discover.

Credit card number ________________________________Expiration date __________

Signature of cardholder ____________________________________________________

Your membership dues include a one-year subscription to Missouri Wildlife, logo sticker, and membership card.

2006

HOLIDAY GUN DRAWING

Make your check payable to theCFM and mail it in today. $20gets you a chance to win any orall 11 guns. Each winning ticketwill be re-entered into the draw-ing, so one ticket could win allthe guns. What's better thanthat? Three tickets for $50!!Seven tickets for $100!! The topprize is a Remington 105 CTI1200 12 gauge semi-automaticshotgun (BRAND NEW PRODUCT).Plus, there 10 more first classfirearms as prizes. Check outthe list, "dig into those jeans andpull out the greens." You cannotwin, if you're not in!!

Call (800) 575-2322 to purchasetickets or mail payment to:

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CFM Shooters Win Championships

Several Conservation Federation ofMissouri board members and officersparticipated on two teams that wonchampionships at the Corporate Clas-sic Clay Shoot, a fundraising event ben-efiting the Central Missouri Food Bankon June 16. The event was held at theRiver Hills Sporting Clays facility nearBoonville and involved twelve teams(48 shooters). The team that includedGlenn Chambers, First Vice Presidentof CFM, and members of the Universi-ty of Missouri Shooting Team won thechampionship in the A Division break-ing an unbelievable 145 of 150 sportingclay targets. The CFM team consistingof Executive Director, Dave Murphy,board members Randy Washburn andEarl Cannon, and Tim Ripperger of theMissouri Department of Conservationwon the championship in the B Divi-sion breaking 115 or 150 clay targets.

The CFM appreciates being invitedto participate in this worthy cause andthanks the River Hills Sporting Claysowners, the Central Missouri FoodBank staff and all others who made thisa most enjoyable event. The CentralMissouri Food Bank provides food forneedy person in 33 counties in centraland northeast Missouri. Staff of theCMFB receives and distributes nearly20 million pounds of food annually,feeding an average of 75,000 people permonth. The CMFB is a major recipient

of venison donated by deer hunters tothe Missouri Share the Harvest Pro-gram made possible by the MissouriDepartment of Conservation, ShelterInsurance, Bass Pro Shops, WhitetailsUnlimited, CFM and its affiliate clubsand organizations.

Missouri Parks AssociationFall Meeting Set For Pilot Knob

September 29-October 1, 2006The Missouri Parks Association

(MPA) will hold its 25th Annual Meet-ing September 29-October 1 in PilotKnob, Missouri. The meeting will fea-ture a tour of Johnson’s Shut-ins StatePark, Elephant Rocks and a barbeque atFort Davidson State Park. There will bean optional hike on Church Mountainand tour of a Civil War enactors’encampment.

The Missouri Parks Association isthe citizen’s supportive organization of

our Missouri State Parks system.According to Dr. Susan Flader formerMPA president “you always get an upclose tour and behind the scenes look atthe situation when attending MPAmeetings such as this one. Our meetingthis year will be featuring the rebirth ofJohnson’s Shut-ins”.

Reservations for the Fort DavidsonMotel need to be made by August 31.Call 573-546-7427. To register for the25th Annual MPA meeting contactEleanor Hoefle by calling 314-869-6534. MPA is a CFM affiliate.

Department of NaturalResources Opens New

Satellite OfficeMissouri Department of Natural

Resources Director Doyle Childersrecently welcomed visitors to the Aug. 5grand opening of the new contact sta-tion at Harry S Truman State Park. Theribbon-cutting ceremony also markedthe establishment of a new TrumanLake Satellite Office for the Field Ser-vices Division. Officials from Benton,Pettis and Henry Counties joinedChilders for the ribbon cutting. Morethan 200 area citizens and state parkcampers enjoyed grilled bratwurst, hotdogs and other refreshments at theevent. The department gave tours ofthe new facility, provided games forchildren and awarded door prizes forfree camping and boat rentals from thepark marina.

Welcome CFM New Members

Darrell Adams, SpringfieldRichard Bangert, Cape GirardeauGuy Barber, Hawk PointAaron Bennett, O’FallonKelly Birmes, Villa RidgeRhonda Calvin, Marine, ILKevin Carpentier, Florissant

Alyssa Cooley, Saint CharlesRobert Davis, Saint PetersKaren & Jeff Dimond, LamarCorina Dowell, Bowling GreenEd Farnsworth, LohmanJim Farthing, Jefferson CityMatt Foley, MarthasvilleGreg Frasca, BallwinBrian Fronabarger, AuroraBernodette Geringer, Saint CharlesSteve Govero, SpringfieldJason Gremmelsbacher, ColumbiaBrian Hanes, CubaRich Hemmer, WinfieldBrian Henry, SpringfieldOliver Hutton, WeaubleauRon Inman, SpringfieldDavid Kauffman, Saint LouisIan Knell, OzarkMel Kohl, Saint AlbansJim Lawing, Saint CharlesRichard Ledoux, RidgedaleDebbie Lockhart, OdessaMark Lynch, ImperialJoe McDonald, SpringfieldAdam McHaffie, CraneWilliam Michael, ForsythMark Morris, LaqueyMichelle Nanista, EurekaJoseph Nelson, SpringfieldJohn Petschonek, FlorissantMike Pinkston, Saint LouisSteve Russell, BattlefieldEric Schaberg, Saint CharlesMossie Schallon, BallwinNorm Schneider, Saint CharlesTodd Schroeder, House SpringsC. Diane Smith, Saint CharlesKeith Smith, OzarkCynthia Stocker, Saint LouisJohn Stokes, Jefferson CityJim Talbert, Jefferson CityTyler Thomson, KahokaWhitney Thomson, MilanHenry Tummons, SpringfieldKyle Valle, PlatoGeorge Watson, BuffaloGary Wilson, Kansas CityJackie Woody, Reeds Spring

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NEWSA COLLECTION OF STORIES FROM AROUND THE STATEAND ISSUES

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Left to right: Benton County Southern District Commissioner Tom Henderson, Warsaw MayorKen Brown, Sedalia Mayor Bob Wasson, Clinton Mayor Pro Tem Clyde Briggs, Missouri Depart-ment of Natural Resources Director Doyle Childers, Henry County Northern District Commis-sioner Don Bullock and Benton County Presiding Commissioner Rodney Meyer.

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2006 Annual Fall ConferenceConservation Federation of Missouri

September 15-17, 2006

Name of Each Participant Complete Mailing Address Phone No. Cost *

Total Enclosed $

Please list the names and ages of all children under 12 (cost is only $50 for those under 12):

1. ___________________________________________________ 3. _________________________________________________

2. ___________________________________________________ 4. _________________________________________________

If you plan to stay at a location OTHER than the barracks at Camp Clover Point, please circle one of the following:

1. A state campground 2. Local motel 3. Home 4. Other _____________________________________________

* Registration is $75 per person. (Children under 2 stay free. Those under 12 pay $50 for the weekend.) The day rate is$10 per day and $10 per meal. If you do not plan to stay for the duration of the conference, please indicate the day(s)and meal(s) at which you will be present.

Registrations will be $75.Please make your check payable to CFM and mail it to 728 West Main, Jefferson City, MO 65101.

You may also pay by credit card. Credit Card # _______________________________ Exp. Date _________

Signature of cardholder_____________________________________________

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Conserving our land and waterresources through the arts willagain be the theme of the Sec-ond Annual Missouri Wildlife

Arts Festival scheduled for November 4-5. It is estimated that as many as 1500visitors came through the doors of thebeautiful Foundry Arts Centre in his-

toric downtown St. Charles, Missourilast year to view the works of over thirtytop notch wildlife artists from acrossAmerica last year. On display this year

will be paintings, photography, pottery,bronzes and cravings depicting natureat its best.

This unique event is sponsored bythe Conservation Federation of Mis-souri (CFM) in partnership with theMissouri Wildlife Artist Society and twoSt. Louis area CFM affiliates, the OpenSpace Council and the Greenway Net-work. Proceeds from the festival go tosupport the conservation work of thesponsoring groups.

Located the heart of the MississippiRiver Flyway near the confluence of theMississippi and Missouri Rivers withmany hunt clubs nearby, the City of St.Charles is an ideal location for thisevent says David Murphy CFM Execu-tive Director “there are plenty of niceplaces for the artists and visitors to dineand find quality lodging.” This year theConservation Federation will hold itsquarterly board meeting in conjunctionwith the festival, so be sure to makeyour reservations early.

Those wishing to exhibit art, volun-teer or attend the festival can contactthe CFM office for more information bycalling 1-800-575-2322.

Ron Coleman, CFMFestival Coordinator

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Second Missouri Wildlife Arts Festival Returns To Historic St. Charles November 4th And 5th

He left the field with his setter,shotgun, three quail and apheasant in his game vest. Ashe reached the country road

he was accosted by three people, a manand two women, with PETA insignias ontheir jackets.

Before he could acknowledge them,one of the women shouted at him,“Howcan you possibly justify killing those poor,defenseless little birds?”

He held up his hand and in a calmvoice replied,“You asked me a question.Before I answer, let me make someinquiries of you. To begin with, do youbelong to your state’s laymen’s conserva-

tion association?“Do you have memberships in, and

make regular contributions, to the NatureConservancy, the National Wildlife Feder-ation, Ducks Unlimited, the NationalWild Turkey Federation, Quail Unlimited,Pheasants Forever, or any other wildlifeconservation-minded organization?

“Do you annually purchase nationalMigration Bird Hunting and Conserva-tion stamps?

“Have you ever driven treacheroussnow-covered rural roads and skatedacross icy fields to deliver pails of life sav-ing corn and milo to remote quail coveys?

“Have you helped plant food plots and

natural grass cover for wildlife?“Do you wade streams and walk river

banks to pick up refuse thrown there bythoughtless people?

“Are you acquainted with your region-al conservation officer so that you canreadily report observing the unlawful tak-ing of game or fish?

“Do you look forward to the annualwaterfowl migration and get a heart-warming lift to see a flock of geese againstan indescribably beautiful winter sunset?

“Have you ever tried to persuadefarmer friends to leave some standingrows of unharvested grain next to thefence?

“Does the sight of a strutting wildturkey gobbler give you heart palpita-tions?

“Has a spring morning view of a doeand her newly minted twin fawns madeyour day more pleasant?

“Does the happy shriek of a child withhis first bluegill on his line bring a smile toyour face?

“If you can honestly answer yes tosome of these questions, I will continuethis conversation. Otherwise, old Sportand I will be on our way.”

After some indignant angry sputteringby the three, he went on to his truck.

C. R. Charlie Filmore

A Brief Autumn Encounter

Reduce • Reuse • Recycle

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Remember that old Election Daysaying “Vote Early and VoteOften”? Well, now you havethe opportunity to do just

that…legally! The Education Committee of the

Conservation Federation of Missouri isseeking nominations of students to theConservation Leadership Corps. Weneed your help! From anglers to archers,from coon hunters to canoeists, fromfishermen to falconers, from affiliates tosustaining members, we want yourinput.

What is the Conservation LeadershipCorps? Those Federation members whoattended any of the last four Conven-tions are well aware of this vibrant groupof young men and women who want tomake an impact on conservation issuesnow and in the future.

For those unfamiliar with the CLC,here is a brief summary of the program.The CLC consists of a group of highlyrecommended students, ranging fromsophomores in high school through sen-iors in college. These students havealready achieved academic success andhave been involved in conservation proj-ects and issues. The Corps began in2002 with a small group of students.Each year the membership has expand-ed. In February of 2006, approximately

50 students participated in the annualConvention.

The program has been enthusiastical-ly received by CLC members and Feder-ation members alike. Following aresome comments received from the stu-dents:

“Great meeting and talking withpeople as well as seeing how the

resolution process works.”“The issues discussed were perti-nent and important to all ourmembers.”“…A great way to meet peopleand gain knowledge of conserva-tion.”“Thank you for allowing me thisgreat chance.”

PLEASETake a few minutes to nominate that

SPECIAL student! Provide an opportu-nity for a young man or woman to seehow CFM works. Let a budding conser-vationist meet and network with otherson important issues. Our aim is to havestudents from every part of our greatstate. We also urge you to nominate stu-dents from all cultures and back-grounds. This is your chance to make acontribution to the future of CFM!

WE NEED TO RECEIVEYOUR NOMINATIONS BYSEPTEMBER 29, 2006.

THANK YOU

Nominate An Outstanding StudentCLC Seeks To Expand Participation

CONSERVATION LEADERSHIP CORPS

Mission Statement: Engaging youth in sustaining the conservation of our naturalresources.Purpose: Sustain conservation leadership in Missouri and the Conservation feder-ation of Missouri through involvement, education and training of future leadersby providing selected high school and college students with networking skills,conservation education opportunities and full participation in policy making andthe legislative process.Vision 1: Young members of the Conservation Federation of Missouri who are ded-icated to its cause and are being educated and trained to assume future leader-ship roles within the organization.Vision 2: A cadre of involved, educated and trained young individuals committedto the conservation of Missouri’s abundant natural resources.Vision 3: A group of well-educated and trained professionals who are committedto working in the field of natural resources management in Missouri.

In the three photos on this page, Conservation Leadership Corps students draft resolutions atthe CFM annual conference. They research, draft and present the resolutions to the CFM mem-bership at large for approval. Approved resolutions form the basis for CFM’s actions in the com-ing year.

The Corps began in 2002 with a small group of students. Each year the membership has expanded.

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CONSERVATION LEADERSHIP CORPS

Please nominate a Missouri high school sophomore through college senior student who has exhibited excellent academic achievement,

conservation honors, and conservation leadership.

Student Name: ________________________________________________________________________

Street or PO Box: ____________________________________________________________________

City: __________________________________________ Zip Code: __________________________

Email Address: ________________________________________________________________________

Telephone Number: ____________________________________________________________________

Present School: ________________________________________________________________________

Nominator: __________________________________________________________________________

Affiliate or Sustaining Member: ________________________________________________________

Street or PO Box: ______________________________________________________________________

City: __________________________________________ Zip Code: __________________________

Email Address: ________________________________________________________________________

Telephone Number: ____________________________________________________________________

What qualities does the nominee exhibit to make him/her an excellent candidate for ConservationLeadership Corps? ____________________________________________________________________

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Return this form by September 29, 2006 to:

David Murphy, Executive DirectorConservation Federation of Missouri

728 West Main StreetJefferson City, MO 65101-1534

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I’d like to thank Missouri voters foronce again supporting the parks-and-soils sales tax. Missouri votersfirst approved the tax in 1984 and

have since renewed it three times, mostrecently on the Aug. 8 ballot. It is atremendous respon-sibility to the future,and we look forwardto continuing ourefforts to provideMissouri citizens themost outstandingstate parks and soil and water resourceswe can achieve with the funds you havecommitted for that purpose.

This statewide one-tenth-of-one per-cent sales tax is divided equally betweenMissouri’s system of state parks and statehistoric sites and our soil and water con-servation efforts. Currently three-fourthsof the state park system’s budget and

almost the entire Soil and Water Conser-vation Program’s budget come from theparks-and-soils sales tax.

This tax includes a sunset clause,which gives the public more opportunityfor input on what they feel is importantto the state park system and the soil andwater program. The clause helps keep thesystem and program accountable, andalso allows for adjustments that may needto be made to ensure the programs areoperated efficiently and effectively.

The support provided by this tax hashelped make Missouri’s state park systemone of the finest in the nation. This sys-tem is composed of more than 140,000acres in 83 state parks and historic sitesplus access to 61,000 acres in the RogerPryor Pioneer Backcountry. Within thissystem, visitors have the opportunity tolearn first-hand about Missouri’s diversewildlife. For example, in spring, visitors

to Prairie State Park can view thecourtship dance of the prairie chicken.Visitors to Rock Bridge Memorial StatePark enjoy learning about bats in Devil’sIcebox Cave. And every year in March,fishing enthusiasts flock to BennettSpring State Park, Roaring River StatePark and Montauk State Park in hopes ofcatching a rainbow trout or, at the veryleast, a good story.

Money from the soils portion of thissales tax has provided financial incentivesand technical assistance for more than 70watershed projects and has helped thou-sands of landowners install conservationpractices. Between fiscal year 1986 andMarch 2005, landowners received morethan $388 million in assistance. When soilerodes it can wash into streams, rivers andlakes. Soil not only decreases water clarity,it carries chemicals and nutrients intoMissouri’s waterways. Sediment increases

chances of flooding, and it can also lead tothe destruction of valuable aquatic habi-tat, such as fish spawning areas.

While Missouri once ranked numbertwo in the nation for its high rate of soilerosion, we have decreased our erosionrates by half since initial passage of thesales tax, saving more than 148 milliontons of soil and protecting Missouri’srivers, lakes and streams. By keeping soilon our land and out of our water, we havehelped promote a healthier habitat for themany birds and fish that call Missouri’swaterways home.

For more information about this tax,visit the department’s Web site atwww.dnr.mo.gov/pubs/index.html#psst.Thank you for helping us protect andpreserve Missouri’s state parks and oursoil and water quality.

Doyle ChildersDirector, DNR

Renewal Of Parks-And-Soils Sales Tax Ensures Continued Protection Of Wildlife Habitat

AGENCY NEWS

A unique partnership between CFM and Jim Rathert has begun. You can buy fantastic images ofMissouri wildlife, caught in the act of living, by renowned photographer Jim Rathert.

Best of all, each of these vivid slices of Missouri wildlife will greatly benefit CFM. The cards are soldonly in high-quality sets of 12. There are 3 copies of each of the 4 images in every set (whitetail buck,greater prairie chicken, belted kingfisher, eastern bluebird). Each card is 5 x 7 with a full color photoon the front, a nature note by Jim with our CFM logo, mission statement and contact information onthe back and plenty of space for your message on the inside. High quality, matched envelopes accom-pany each card.

Please order your cards today! We are certain you will enjoy sending them as much as your friendswill enjoy receiving them. A dozen cards are yours for only $19. If you order 3 or more sets, you payonly $16 per set. Prices include shipping and handling. To buy cards, use the form below, call (800) 575-2322 or go to www.confedmo.org. Mail your payment to 728 West Main Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101.

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The last time you purchasedflowers, shrubs, seedlings oreven bait, did you think aboutwhere they originated? “Exot-

ic” or “non-native” species refer toplants, animals and other organismsthat are accidentally or purposefullyintroduced to lands and watersoutside of their native territory.

Though many are broughthere for legitimate purposes,such as prevention of soilerosion, competingspecies and predators that would nor-mally keep them in check at home arefrequently absent from the new environ-ment. This allows the plant or animal toaggressively take hold, displace nativespecies and lead to degradation anddecline of our natural diversity. Zebra

mussels and the emerald ash borer beetleare two invasive species that are of spe-cial concern.

Zebra MusselsZebra mussels are a fingernail-sized

black-and-white striped mollusks(similar to clams) native to the

Caspian Sea region. They wererecently discovered in Lake of

the Ozarks, the first con-firmed Missouri

impoundment to hostthis prolific aquatic pest. Previously, themussels were only known to exist in por-tions of the Mississippi, Missouri andlower Meramec Rivers.

The invading mussels pose no knownhealth risks to humans, but they cancause serious problems. Zebra mussels

directly compete with native musselsand young fish for plankton, the micro-scopic plants and animals that form thebasis of the aquatic food chain. Themussels frequently encrust boat docksand attach to boat hulls, water intakesand power drive units, causing damageto engines.

Due to the large number of watercraftthat enter and leave the Lake area eachweek, biologists fear impacts from zebramussels can quickly spread if leftunchecked. Water recreationists acrossthe state can take the following actionsto prevent further spread of zebra mus-sels:

INSPECT boats and trailers thor-oughly, and dispose of any trash, musselsor aquatic weeds in a trash containerbefore leaving any water body.

DRAIN water from the motor, live-well, bilge, transom wells and otherequipment before leaving any waterbody.

DUMP leftover bait on land, awayfrom the water.

RINSE boats, trailers and equipment(including live-wells, bilge, and coolingsystems) thoroughly with hard spray orHOT (104 degrees) water, like thatfound at a do-it-yourself carwash.

DRY boats, motors, trailers andequipment thoroughly in the hot sunbefore reusing.

Emerald Ash BorerState officials are also asking Mis-

sourians to be alert for a pest that coulddevastate forests and city landscapes.The emerald ash borer is a bullet-shapedbeetle that grows up to a half-inch long.Though its metallic green color is beau-tiful to look at, what it does to ash treesis not.

The larvae live beneath the bark ofgreen and white ash trees creating S-shaped trails. The tender inner bark isthe tree’s circulatory system and itsdestruction spells death for infestedtrees. When the adults emerge throughthe bark, they leave D-shaped holes upto three-sixteenths inch in diameter.Other types of wood-boring insectsleave oval or round holes of varioussizes.

The emerald ash borer is not nativeto the United States. It was discoverednear Detroit in 2002 and likely enteredin wooden packing material from Asia.The pest has decimated ash tree popula-

tions in southern Michigan and hasestablished beachheads in Ohio, Indianaand Illinois. More than 20 million ashtrees have fallen victim and economiclosses are running into the tens of mil-lions of dollars. Ash trees are very com-mon in cities, where they were plantedto replace trees killed by Dutch elm dis-ease.

Ash wood is hard, tough andstraight-grained, which makes it goodmaterial for bows, tool handles, baseballbats and musical instruments. Ash treesare important ecologically, too. Theyaccount for 3 to 10 percent of trees innatural woods in Missouri and as muchas 30 percent of urban trees.

Mature ash trees often develop cavi-ties that certain bird species need fornesting. Their seeds provide food forcardinals, finches and other birds, andtheir presence lends diversity to Mis-souri forests, making them less vulnera-ble to devastation by diseases or para-sites. No North American ash tree hasproven resistant to the emerald ashborer.

Missourians need to be alert to signsof infestations and report them so stateofficials can respond. Interstate trans-portation of emerald ash borers isalmost always in firewood or nurserystock. Nursery owners and agricultureofficials have taken measures to keep thebeetles out of nurseries. That leaves fire-wood as a source of infestation.

The best way to ensure that you don’tbring emerald ash borers into Missouriis not to bring firewood home fromother states. Out-of-state travelersshould leave firewood behind. If youaccidentally bring firewood into Mis-souri, burn it immediately.

Zebra mussels and emerald ash bor-ers join a growing list of invasive specieschallenging the health of Missouri’s con-servation resources. Only a workingpartnership between each citizen,resource professionals and landownerswill address this daunting problem. Tofind out more about the growing list ofinvasives and steps you can take to pre-vent their spread, go online to www.mis-souriconservation.org. If you would liketo learn more about healthy options fornative plants around your home, busi-ness or farm, visit the Grow Native!online resources at www.grownative.org.

John HoskinsDirector, MDC

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Under natural conditions, 90%of the earth’s ozone is in thestratosphere where it inter-cepts and absorbs UV radia-

tion from the sun. This is the “good”ozone. Ozone in the stratosphereforms when UV light from the sun hitsan oxygen molecule, O2, causing it tosplit into two very reactive free oxygenatoms, O. These react with other O2sto form ozone, O3. Eventually an O3will break down and recombine toform O2, but the formation and break-down are a steady state process ensuringa relatively constant level of O3 in thestratosphere.

Except that there are now chlorofluo-rocarbons in the stratosphere. Chloro-fluorocarbons, or CFCs, were inventedin the 1930’s by Thomas Midgely Jr. as asafer alternative than the chemicals thenin use as refrigerants - methyl chloride(toxic) and sulfur dioxide (toxic) andammonia (toxic and flammable). Toshow their relative harmlessness,Midgely even inhaled CFCs and thenused his breath to blow out a candle.

By the 1960’s CFC’s, along with car-bon tetrachloride and methyl chloro-form, were widely used for refrigeration(DuPont’s Freon), as components offoam plastics (Dow’s Styrofoam), as sol-vents, and as aerosol propellants. Arelated group of halocarbons (carbonswith halogens - chlorine, fluorine andbromine - attached) were used forextinguishing fires (halon gas) andmethyl bromide was used as a soil andcargo fumigant.

CFCs released into the environmentnaturally drift up to the stratosphere.When a CFC molecule is struck by UVlight, it breaks off a Chlorine atom.The chlorine reacts with the ozone to

break it up into O2 and a free oxygenatom, which the chlorine scoops up.The resulting ClO collides with anotherfree atom of oxygen and the oxygen’scombine to form O2. By speeding upthe breakdown of O3, and by pullingfree oxygen atoms out and catalyzingthe formation of O2, the chlorine wassteadily reducing the amount of ozonein the stratosphere.

The process is accelerated at the polesbecause ice particles in the clouds thatform at very cold temperatures, -80° C,act as sites for the breakdown to happen.The British Antarctic Survey had beenmonitoring ozone since 1957 and had a20 year record of regular seasonal pat-terns. But beginning in the mid 1970’ssignificant decreases were being recorded.

In 1973 F. Sherwood Rowland andMario Molina proposed that therewas a connection between CFCsand the destruction of the stratos-

pheric ozone layer (for which they wonthe Nobel Prize in 1995 along with PaulCrutzen). The National Academy ofSciences confirmed their conclusions in1976, and use of aerosol propellantsusing CFCs was banned in 1978 (forgen X folks, that is why there are jokesabout hairspray and deodorant destroy-ing the ozone in those seventies movies- modern propellants do not have thiseffect).

While industry cooperated with thewithdrawal of CFCs as propellants, theydug in their heels at any other interfer-ence with a $2 billion annual businessand $135 billion of installed refrigera-tion equipment that used CFCs, argu-ing that the science was not conclusive.Still, the evidence mounted. In 1985 theTotal Ozone Mapping Spectrometer

(TOMS) photographs showed an actualhole in the ozone layer over the Antarc-tic, a place where the ozone was so thin,it provided virtually no protection fromUV. In 1987, in a second round oftreaty talks on ozone depletion, theMontreal Protocol on Substances thatDeplete the Ozone Layer was signed by27 countries (including the U.S.) com-mitting to reduce production and con-sumption of CFCs by 50% of 1986 lev-els by 1996. But industry continued tostall.

Then a NASA Ozone Trends Panelpublished a 1988 report saying that inaddition to the hole in the Antarctic,ozone was thinning globally. Within 9days DuPont announced it was going tophase-out CFCs altogether (though itdid give itself until 1995). Why the dra-matic turnaround?

Well, it might have been a sense ofpublic responsibility, but there is alsoresearch in economic theory that sug-gests in situations where environmentalimpacts are high and environmentalistsare numerous, well organized and moti-vated - a legitimate threat - the smartthing for a company to do is get ahead ofthe regulatory curve by voluntarilyreducing its emissions. Even if thereductions aren’t as great as would havebeen achieved by regulations, environ-mentalists may prefer to reserve theirpolitical and social capital for more seri-ous fights. Or if regulatory legislationdoes go forward, a company that alreadyreduced emissions could influence thefinal legislation. Or, a company mightdeflect or mitigate enforcement of regu-lations stricter than their standards ifseen as environmentally responsible andtrustworthy. This preemptive approachis called corporate environmentalism.

DuPont appears to have seen thefuture in Rowland and Molina’s 1973paper. It began researching alternativesto CFCs in the 1970s. By adding hydro-gen, to turn CFCs into HCFCs, DuPontcould speed up the break down of the gas,reducing relative lifetimes in the strato-sphere from between 45 and 640 years tobetween 2 and 12 years. By 1988, the yearof its turnaround, DuPont had a com-mercially feasible alternative to CFCs. Itwasn’t pushed into cooperation, itjumped at it! And by phasing out CFCsahead of the treaty deadlines, DuPontspurred the international community tonegotiate a full phase-out, leavingDuPont way ahead of its competitors.

The HCFCs are not theendgame. They still causeozone depletion, though at areduced rate, and some of

them are actually stronger greenhousegases than the CFCs they replaced. Butnow it is not just DuPont working onthe next generation of refrigerants,Dow and Allied Signal are getting ready.And a consortium of eleven companiesin the refrigerant field has invested in acooperative research effort to speed upthe development of environmentallysafer alternatives.

There is gold in corporate environ-mentalism, and smart managers knowhow to find it. This enlightened selfinterest has got to be the strategy weencourage in every company if we aregoing to minimize the economic, socialand political dislocation we are headedfor in this century under a business asusual scenario.

Jan WeaverEnvironmental Studies Director

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CFM Members Will Make Wreaths For Fundraiser

These days there is a lot ofexcitement at the Horse CreekChristmas Tree Farm. OwnersTerry and Lona Lewis, mem-

bers of CFM, are gearing up to provide theChristmas wreaths that CFM uses for afundraiser. They will be working withCFM to sell wreaths and to promoteawareness of CFM.

Terry and Lona joined CFM to honortheir friend Mike Schallon, second vicepresident of CFM. They became aware ofthe wreath sold by CFM. The wreath wasbeautiful but it reflected a West Coast lookwith mixed greens that grow best in thatclimate. The wreath was green the firstfew days but turned brown with the warmdays of last December.

Horse Creek Farm specializes in creat-ing Midwest wreaths with greenery thatgrows best in the Midwest. Scotch pinewith the three different needle types, cedarwith blue berries and white pine with softwispy needle are most used. Many of thedesigns incorporate berries, pinecones andother items that remind people of the out-doors.

CFM members will have two differentwreaths to choose from in 2006. The firstchoice will be a basic wreath. It will be

made with Scotch pine and cedar. Adorn-ing the wreath will be red berries andpinecones. Buyers will have a selection of

two bows, the traditional red felt or a redplaid bow. The price will be $32.95.

The second wreath is a special creation

for CFM members, our classic countrywreath. This deluxe wreath is artfullyembellished with a trumpet and bells toherald the holiday season! This version isexclusive to CFM and is accented with aspecial limited edition bow, pinecones andother natural materials.

No one wants a wreath that quicklyturns brown, if there are warm days. Tokeep this from happening, the boughs forthe wreaths will be treated with a desiccantthat helps the needles keep their color andretards water loss. Any of the wreathshung outside will last months. Those usedin the inside will be good through theentire Christmas season. Additionally, allthe wreaths will be very fresh. They willhave been made within two weeks of ship-ping.

Horse Creek is also interested in help-ing promote awareness of CFM and inter-est in joining. Horse Creek will add litera-ture to the wreath box about the wreathand information about CFM. HorseCreek believes the arrival of the wreathshould be a statement about a friend car-ing enough to send a Christmas gift thatalso helps nature by supporting CFM.

Terry and Lona are excited aboutworking with CFM because they have ahistory in Missouri. Both taught in theParkway School District in West CountySaint Louis for over twenty years. Theysupported and voted for the conservationsales tax when it was passed in Missouri.Today they live in the Loess Hills near theMissouri/Iowa state lines. Their “Cut andChoose”tree farm is in a valley of theLoess Hills.

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2007 Natural Events Calendarfrom the Missouri Department of Conservation

MDC's ever-popular calendar keeps you in touch with

the year's seasonal changes. Thanks to the splendid

talents of MDC contributing nature photographers,

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when you can't get outdoors. You'll find monthly

reminders of the state's natural treasures. Daily notes

keep you posted on what's blooming or nesting

and myriad other natural phenomena.

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Apowerful storm system torethrough the St. Louis areaand nearby counties July 19and 20, knocking out power

for more than half a million people anddamaging several buildings.

Also left in the storm’s wake was alarge amount of debris in the form oflimbs and downed trees.

The Missouri Department of NaturalResources issued a waiver that tem-porarily allows this vegetative waste tobe disposed of in landfills to facilitate aspeedy cleanup. Some of this materialcould be considered “yard waste,” whichhas been banned from Missouri landfillssince 1992.

The department defines yard wasteas leaves, grass clippings, yard and gar-den vegetation, Christmas trees andlimbs with a diameter of less than sixinches. Yard waste was banned to con-serve landfill airspace and because it hasa readily available and beneficial use:composting or mulching.

Anything that was once alive can becomposted. Fallen leaves, grass clip-

pings and dead garden plants are best.Woody yard waste can be composted ifit is chipped, but be sure not to use pres-sure treated or painted wood. Woodcan also be mulched, more on thatbelow.

Composting has several benefits forhomeowners with plants or gardens ontheir property. It enriches the soil andimproves plant growth by recyclingorganic material back into the soil andadds nutrients to the soil.

Compost can improve the texture ofsoil by breaking up heavy clay or bindingsandy soil and increasing its water and

nutrient retention. Using compostrather than fertilizers can also preventpotentially harmful runoff and thus pro-

tects Missouri’s rivers, streams and lakes.Mulching is a good option for woody

yard waste. Mulch conserves water,keeps down weeds, helps to regulate soiltemperature by acting as a blanket onthe ground, and reduces soil erosion.Mulch provides ideal conditions forearthworms that are vital for healthysoil and plants.

By using compost and mulch, youcan keep your plants healthy by ensur-ing they get the nutrients the need andalso protect them from the elements.Healthy plants help to clean our air andprotect our soil from erosion. The keyto protecting Missouri’s resources mayvery well be in your own back yard.

The department has several guidancedocuments for people interested incomposting. To request copies, you cancall the department’s Solid Waste Man-agement Program at (573) 751-5401 orsend a letter to DNR Solid Waste Man-agement Program, P.O. Box 176, Jeffer-son City, Missouri 65102. Many ofthese documents can also be viewed onour web site at www.dnr.mo.gov/swmp.

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AFFILIATE EVENTSCAPITAL CITY FLY FISHERSSEP 12: Club Meeting, Runge Nature Cen-ter, Jefferson City (7:00pm)SEP 16-17: Quarterly Outing, MontaukState ParkOCT 5-7: Southern Council FFF Conclave,Mountain Home, AROCT 10: Club Meeting, Runge Nature Cen-ter, Jefferson City (7:00pm)

GREENWAY NETWORKSEP 23: The 11th Annual Big River Ren-dezvous, Tom Sawyer Riverboat; Larry Ruff(636) 949-2793

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MISSOURI ASSOCIATION OF MEAT PROCESSORSSEP 8-10: Golf and Bus Tour; Niki Cloud(417) 237-0410

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MISSOURI PARKS ASSOCIATIONSEP 2: Railroad Tie Raft Reenactment, DeerLeap Campground – Current River HeritageMuseum, Doniphan (573) 996-5298SEP 29-Oct 1: Annual Meeting, Fort David-son Hotel, Pilot Knob; Eleanor Hoefle(314) 869-6534

MISSOURI PARKS & RECREATION ASSOCIATIONSEP 7: Legislative and Critical Issue Com-mittee, MPRA Office, Jefferson City(10:00am-12:00pm) (573) 636-3828OCT 5: Legislative and Critical Issue Com-mittee, MPRA Office, Jefferson City(10:00am-12:00pm) (573) 636-3828OCT 17: Aquatic Section Meeting, MU Stu-dent Recreation Complex, Columbia(11:00am-1:00pm)

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MISSOURI TRAPPERS ASSOCIATIONSEP 15-17: Fall Rendezvous, Unionville

MISSOURI WHITETAILS UNLIMITEDSEP 9: Anchor City Chapter Banquet,Knights of Columbus Hall, CentraliaSEP 16: Show-me Chapter Banquet, BillyBob’s Café & Steakhouse, CantonOCT 4: Southern Boone Whitetails Chapter,Ashland Optimist Club, AshlandOCT 7: Mississippi Valley Chapter, Ameri-can Legion Hall, HannibalOCT 7: Tall Tines Chapter, Moose Lodge,KirksvilleOCT 28: Davis Creek Whitetails Chapter,American Legion Hall, Higginsville

OPEN SPACE COUNCILSEP 16: 7th Annual Meramec River Expedi-tion, WildwoodOCT 8: 10th Annual Big River RendezvousOCT 14: Hike or Bike the Wide Missouri

OZARK FLY FISHERSSEP 28: Monthly Membership MeetingOCT 5-7: FFF Southern Council Conclave,Mountain Home, AR

OZARK MOUNTAIN PADDLERSSEP 14: Monthly Meeting, SpringfieldNature Center (7:00pm-9:00pm)OCT 7-8: Siesta Fiesta FloatOCT 12: Monthly Meeting, SpringfieldNature Center (7:00pm-9:00pm)

POMME DE TERRE CHAPTER MUSKIESSEP 2-3: Saint Louis MeetingSEP 16: Guide for a Day, State Park MarinaSEP 16: Lake Meeting, Pittsburg Communi-ty CenterOCT 6-8: Fall Tournament, State Park MarinaOCT 21: Guide for a Day, State Park MarinaOCT 21: Lake Meeting, Pittsburg Communi-ty Center

CFM EVENTSSEP 15-17: CFM Fall Conference, CampClover Point, Lake Ozark (800) 575-2322MAR 16-18, 2007: CFM Annual Convention,Lodge of Four Seasons, Lake Ozark (800)575-2322

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