Dept. of Conservation wants community feedback during open house

KANSAS CITY, Mo. –  The public is invited to tour the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Discovery Center and give feedback during the 80th-anniversary open house. 

The open house is set for Thursday, Oct. 26, from 5-8 p.m. at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center at 4750 Troost Ave. 

The event is free with no registration required, and refreshments will be served. The first 80 attendees will get special gift items from the MDC. 

The event kicks off with tours of the Discovery Center’s outdoor classroom. Following the tours, MDC Director Sara Parker Pauley and other local speakers will make opening remarks. 

After that, visitors can tour exhibits and visit with Pauley and other MDC staff for the remainder of the event. 

Attendees are encouraged to provide feedback on issues from regulations to local and statewide conservation. 

"Citizen involvement and participation have always been important to the Department of Conservation,” said Conservation Commissioner Dave Murphy. “Whether through gathering input from hunters on deer season regulations, or hikers and birdwatchers on how a conservation area should be managed, we value public input. We want to hear from you."

An online survey is available to those who can’t make it to the open house.

For more information, call MDC’s Discovery Center at 816-759-7300.

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