Lawn Chair Tuesdays
A new class format for learning about gardening topics will be offered by the St. Charles Master Gardeners. The classes are free and take place in the Demonstration Gardens on site at the extension center. The next class is on June 16, 6:30 p.m. to dusk. More info
Save money on your energy bill
Start saving money by using low-cost ways to conserve energy in your home. You can start by attending the Home Energy Workshop. The seminar is free and each household attending will receive an energy efficiency kit ($50 value). Seating is limited – register early! More info
Scott Killpack retires
Scott Killpack, Agronomy/Natural Resource Specialist and County Program Director, retired with 32 years of service to University of Missouri Extension, 19 of those years in St. Charles County. Countless residents have benefited from his expertise and passion to educate and to provide science-based information in an easy-to-understand way. Scott and his wife will be moving to Idaho to be closer to their family. His last day in the office was March 31.
Caring for ash trees
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was found last year in St. Charles County. Due to the potential spread and destruction from this pest, you should take steps to protect ash trees while they are relatively healthy. Once canopy dieback or thinning begins, the tree's vascular system is considerably damaged. Treatment at that point may stop additional damage, but it cannot reverse the existing damage. Resources to learn more about this pest and how to manage it: Insecticide Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer (PDF) | Tree pests
Been helped by extension?
If you have received help from Extension programming and/or services in St. Charles County, please consider letting the County Executive or your county council member know about your experience. Our operation is dependent on an annual county council appropriation. Your comments will verify the benefit residents receive from extension. Find your county council member
Buy a brick fundraiser
St. Charles County Extension Council sponsors an ongoing brick fundraising effort to keep our programs and services at their current level. With funding from St. Charles County government reduced by 54 percent since 2008, we are forced to find additional sources of financial support. For each $100 donation, a brick will be inscribed and added to the pathway around our flagpole. Donations are tax-deductible. Brick order form (PDF).
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