Missouri Department of Natural Resources

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will hold a pesticide collection event in Perryville next month.

Part of a free program by the DNR, the event collects unwanted pesticides from farmers and homeowners across the state.

Chris Plassmeyer, pesticide collection program coordinator, says a good rule of thumb is if the pesticide has been sitting on the shelf for over a year unused, it’s time to say goodbye.

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources are beginning the task to restore wetland, riparian and floodplain areas in southeast Missouri. An informational meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 15 in Park Hill, Mo., to discuss a request for proposals for the restoration project in the Big and Black River.

Updated at 5:50 p.m. with quote by Sara Parker Pauley; updated at 3:41 p.m. with quote by Lorin Crandall.

The Missouri Clean Water Commission has approved a sweeping regulatory overhaul of the state's water quality standards.