Reporting extension's activity

The 2016 Annual Report for our county has been published. Read the summary of a year's effort to bring a range of expertise to residents. Note: the annual report is accessible the entire year at the left-hand link "Plans and Reports." Relevant, Reliable, Responsive, 2016 Annual Report (PDF)

Learn about birds

The St. Charles County Master Gardeners will host Birds and the Backyard Bird Count on February 18, 9:00 a.m. to Noon at the extension center. The event is FREE and registration is encouraged but not mandatory. Families are welcome--all children must be accompanied by an adult. Activities included lots of information. Flyer (PDF)

Caring for ash trees

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was found in St. Charles County in 2014. 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

Support our funding — brick by brick

brick path through demonstration gardensBrick by brick we continue to extend the pathway that meanders through the on-site demonstration gardens. It has become a place for all to enjoy the peacefulness and awe-inspiring beauty of nature. A brick with your name or the name of someone to remember extends the path one brick at a time. Your generosity will support the funding of all programs at MU Extension in St. Charles County. Together we can make a difference. Brick order form (PDF) | Online ordering.

“Friends of mine and I visited this wonderful place today. We had a picnic lunch on the property. Surrounded by gorgeous flowers and plants. Will definitely return for a leisure, peaceful visit.” – Facebook post by garden visitor

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