Public input welcomed
Kansas City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to, at MDC’s Kansas City Regional Office, which is on the Reed Area at 12405 S.E. Ranson Road. Staff will answer questions about the area or about conservation in general. Visitors will also be able to fill out comment sheets.
MDC is in the multi-year process of updating management plans for almost 1,000 conservation areas throughout the state and invites public comments.
Public comment on plans for the Reed Area can be made now via Internet athttp://mdc.mo.gov/node/22681. Also, public comment sheets are available at the front counter at the Kansas City Regional Office. The public comment period will remain open through .
Noted Kansas City business woman Nell Reed donated 731 acres to MDC in 1952 to begin the area. The donation was in memory of her husband James A. Reed, a former Kansas City mayor and U.S. senator. He had introduced her to hunting and fishing. MDC has used Department funds and federal monies to purchase additional tracts. The 3,084-acre area offers hiking, fishing, hunting, birding and other outdoor recreation. Anglers can fish in 12 lakes ranging in size from one acre to 42 acres. Information about the area is available at http://on.mo.gov/1ADgDRq.
For more information about Missouri’s outdoors visit http://www.mdc.mo.gov.