Fawnsfoot, monkey face and fat pocketbook are just a few of the fun names of Missouriâ??s 69 freshwater mussel species.
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites families to discover nature and learn more about the mighty mussel at a workshop on Saturday, June 15th from 1 to 2 pm. It will be held at Woodlawn Access near Madison. All ages are welcome, but youth must be accompanied by their parent or adult mentor. The program is free, but you must register by June 14.
The workshop will cover the importance of mussels in aquatic habitats, life history, connections between mussels and people, regulations and identification. A large portion of the program will be spent in the water searching for mussels. Appropriate clothing and footwear for wading in water and getting muddy is required.
To register, or for more information and directions to Woodlawn Access you contact Amanda Moore at Amanda.Moore@mdc.mo.gov or 660-785-2420.
For more information about Missouriâ??s freshwater mussels, CLICK HEREMissouri Department of Conservation
Northeast Regional Office â?? Kirksville
3500 S. Baltimore
Kirksville, MO. 63501