Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Twin Pines Conservation Education Center (CEC) reopened on April 1 following a four-month seasonal closure — and its staff will celebrate with Heritage Day on April 17, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Heritage Day is a free annual celebration accenting the history of the Ozarks with food, live music, naturalist-led activities, demonstrations, and workshops, along with a free fish fry.
Admission is free, and registration is not required. Fish will be served starting at 11 a.m. until sold out.
“It’s our largest annual event and we always look forward to it,” said Twin Pines CEC manager Reva Dow.
“Even our name, Twin Pines, reflects the forest history of our region and we enjoy the opportunity to share that heritage with our neighbors in these fun activities.”