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Announcing our 2016 Scholarship

Lake of the Ozarks Chapter of Missouri Master Naturalist is pleased to announce a scholarship program for the 2016-17 school year. Two $1000 grants are to be made available to prospective or existing college students who graduated from high school in Camden, Miller, or Morgan County, or to students who currently reside in one of these counties. He or she must be pursuing (or plan to pursue) a career in a conservation or natural resources field. This might include majors in forestry, wildlife management, biology, fisheries, parks and recreation, or natural resources.

Applications and Details available here

Community Events


Conservation Kids Club 2016

Get Wild with Conservation!!

Exploring conservation, Missouri wildlife, and having Fun outdoors for 2nd -6th graders of the greater lake area!

All meetings are FREE and take place on Sunday afternoons from 1:30 to 4:30 at the Camdenton conservation department office on Thunder Mountain Road
For more information please call 573-346-2210 and ask for Jodi or Terri.

printable brochure

April 24th Awesome Aquatics and Earth Day Antics!

May 15th Monarch Mayhem and Milkweeed Merrymaking!

stories and photos


Kayak Meet-ups

Mark your calendar for the second Saturday each summer month for a Kayak MeetUp. No fees are involved, volunteers bring their own kayaks to loan and River Jim from River Jim's Kayaks in Buffalo provides kayaks for people to enjoy. On many meetup days, Going Coastal from Sunrise Beach brings stand up paddle boards to try out. The dates this year are

  • 5-14-16
  • 6-11-16
  • 7-9-16
  • 8-13-16
  • 9-10-16 (followed by a potluck picnic)

Time: 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Place: The kayak steps and the shelter house located to the left of the spring parking lot, on the lake, at Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Camdenton MO.

Find out more here

Big Niangua River Trail

This new "water trail" is accessible by kayak or canoe and includes 20 points of interest that are marked by signs along the river bank. A brochure is available with a detailed map with descriptions and distances of all the stops. The brochure can be found at Ha Ha Tonka State Park and some of the businesses along the trail. Read More or get a home version of the brochure here: Big Niangua River Trail

We perform volunteer service and offer opportunities for educational training in the Lake of the Ozarks area. Our members share a common interest in learning about the natural world and in helping to protect, preserve, and restore Missouri's natural heritage. Learn more about us here

Chapter meetings are held the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 P.M. in the downstairs meeting room at the Central Bank building in Camdenton. Visitors are welcome.

2016 February (Q1)

What's New?

Individuals interested in learning more about this program, or participating in future offerings can contact Jodi Moulder at the Camdenton MDC office – Ph: 573-346-2210, or Jackie Rasmussen at the Camden County MU Extension office – Ph: 573-346-2644.