4-H Week proclaimed

St. Charles County Council and 4-H members receiving a proclamation for 4-H week.

Steve Ehlmann, St. Charles County Excecutive, on behalf of St. Charles County Government, proclaimed July 21 through 26 as 4-H Week in St. Charles County. The proclamation encourages the support of youth and 4-H values.

Emerald ash borer found in St. Charles County

A potentially very destructive insect pest to ash trees known as the emerald ash borer (EAB) has been found in St. Charles County. This is the first know detection in the St. Louis Region. Press release (PDF)

Resources to learn more about this pest and how to manage it: MU Extension webpage | Insecticide Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer (PDF)

Calling all food preservationists

As part of Extension's 100-year celebration, there will be a food preservation contest in August. Consider entering your canned fruits, canned vegetables, salsa, pickles, sweet spreads, dried fruit, dried vegetables, jerky, dried herbs and/or flavored vinegars. Contest rules (PDF)

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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