DNR http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Market for Asian carp maturing in Illinois http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/market-asian-carp-maturing-illinois <p>When the French explorer Père Marquette traveled down the Illinois River in 1673, his journal tells of encounters with “monstrous fish” so large they nearly overturned his canoe.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>In all likelihood the fish Marquette was talking about were channel catfish, but nearly 340 years later fisherman Josh Havens says it’s bighead carp... and silver carp which now harass boaters on the Illinois (silver carp are the jumpers).</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Adam Allington 4610 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Market for Asian carp maturing in Illinois WiFi service being added to Mo. state park campgrounds http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wifi-service-being-added-mo-state-park-campgrounds <p>People who go camping at<a href="http://mostateparks.com/"> state parks in Missouri </a>can now add laptops and iPads to their lists of camping gear and supplies.</p><p>Prior to this year, only&nbsp;<a href="http://mostateparks.com/park/bennett-spring-state-park">Bennett Spring State Park </a>had WiFi service, which was used mainly for live trout cameras during trout season.&nbsp; Renee Bungart with the state&nbsp;<a href="http://dnr.mo.gov/">Department of Natural Resources (DNR)</a> says WiFi service has now been expanded to eleven state park campgrounds.</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 23:10:09 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3871 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org WiFi service being added to Mo. state park campgrounds Mo. relaxes tree, limb waste disposal rules in tornado-damaged areas http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-relaxes-tree-limb-waste-disposal-rules-tornado-damaged-areas <p>Rules for disposing of fallen trees, limbs and other vegetative waste have been relaxed in tornado-damaged areas of Missouri.</p><p>From now through March 15th, Missouri residents affected by the Leap Day storms can burn vegetative waste on their properties, as long as it&rsquo;s done 200 yards away from the nearest occupied structure.&nbsp; Renee Bungart is with the<a href="http://dnr.mo.gov/"> Department of Natural Resources </a>(DNR). Fri, 02 Mar 2012 23:32:59 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3197 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. relaxes tree, limb waste disposal rules in tornado-damaged areas