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Missouri Department of Conversation presents “Hometown Habitat” film on Aug. 30

The Missouri Department of Conservation [MDC] and partners invite the public to a free screening of the documentary film Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home, Thursday, Aug. 30 at St. Charles Community College. In the film, renowned entomologist, author, and native plant expert Dr. Doug Tallamy narrates inspiring, true stories that show how everyday “heroes” can help restore nature one garden at a time.

The program begins at 6 p.m. with an introduction, followed by the screening of the 90-minute
documentary. After the film, there will be a reception starting at 7:30 p.m. with informational tables
featuring local bringing nature home success stories.

For two years, producer/director Catherine Zimmerman and film crew traveled around the country to
visit hometown habitat heroes and film their inspiring stories of community commitment to conservation landscaping. Zimmerman shares these success stories and works to re-awaken and redefine our relationship with nature. Homeowners, church congregations, homeowner associations, landscape designers, nurseries, city councils, parks and recreation divisions, and land developers can all
derive inspiration from the film.

Admission is free but advanced online RSVP is requested at tinyurl.com/y9s3u23x. Call (636) 300-
1953, ext. 4122 for more information.

The film is presented by MDC, St. Charles Community College, Forest ReLeaf of Missouri, The Bring
Conservation Home program, Grow Native!, the St. Louis chapter of Wild Ones, and the Confluence
Chapter of Missouri Master Naturalists.

The screening will be held in St. Charles Community College SSB Auditorium, SSB Auditorium, 4601 Mid
Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville.

To learn more about the St. Louis region’s Bring Conservation Home program, go to

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