Public Comments Wanted On 10-Year Plan For Powder Valley
July 06, 2018
Until July 31, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is seeking public comment on a draft version of the 10-year management plan for the 112 acres surrounding Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center in Kirkwood.
In May, 2016, MDC gathered public comment regarding management of Powder Valley. MDC staff has developed a draft management plan for the area, taking the previous round of comments into account.
To preview the draft management plan for the Powder Valley and share comments online, visit mdc.mo.gov/areaplans.
The area surrounding the nature center is managed to promote awareness, understanding, and appreciation of conservation for a diverse audience, through education, interpretive experiences, exhibits, and resource management in an urban setting.
The grounds include a nature center building (featuring exhibit space, classrooms, wildlife viewing area, gift shop, and public restrooms), staging area (with water fountain and restroom), 2.2 miles of hiking trails, 3,000-gallon outdoor aquarium, and artificial wetland and waterfall features that are available for public use and enjoyment.
Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center is located at 11715 Cragwold Road, near the intersection of I-44 and I-270.