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April 25 - Big Muddy Speaker Series - St. Charles

"Pearls along the River - The Big Muddy National Fish & Wildlife Refuge"

Presented by Tom Bell, Manager for the Big Muddy National Fish & Wildlife Refuge

NOTE: For this month only - SPECIAL TIME, DATE AND LOCATION. For our monthly presentation, we are changing the time, date and location to join forces with the Eastern Missouri Sierra Club. The Big Muddy Speaker Series will be Thursday, April 25 at Litzinger School (address and directions below) in conjunction with the Sierra Club meeting. In May we will return to our usual 2nd Wednesday at Big A's.

Thursday, April 25, 2013Jameson Island and Lisbon Bottoms

7:30 p.m. Presentation
At Litzinger School (in conjunction with Sierra Club meeting)
10094 Litzsinger Road at Lindbergh Blvd., Ladue, MO
(directions below)

Presentation is FREE!

The Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge is comprised of 11 separate units totalling approximately 16,000 acres located along the Missouri River floodplain between Kansas City and the St. Louis area. Using a passive management model, these "pearls on a string" include chutes, islands, wet prairies, bottomland forests, scour holes and lakes and areas that are allowed to flood in high water.

The St. Louis metro area has two units of the refuge, Boone's Crossing and Cora Island, yet few people in the public realize this amazing resource is at their back door. Refuge Manager Tom Bell will join us for a presentation on the refuge, including the history, and overview of the refuge units across the state, plans for restoration projects in the refuge and what they've learned since the refuge started.

The refuge is supported by Friends of Big Muddy, an organization dedicated to helping the refuge accomplish their goals of restoration and improving visitor contact. Diane Oerly, the president of Friends of Big Muddy, will also give a brief talk about the organization and how you can be involved.

Big Muddy National Fish & Wildlife Refuge Units

big muddy refuge units

Directions

From Interstate 64 (Hwy 40):

  • Take exit 28 A (Lindbergh/67 South)
  • Turn left on Litzinger Road. The school is directly on your right (the southeast corner of Lindbergh and Litzinger Rd)
  • Click here for Google Map

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