|Conservation Federation of Missouri Fall Conference September 14-16, 2012|
Join us for our 55th annual Fall Conference. This year's Fall Conference will be held September 14-16, 2012 at Camp Clover Point, Lake of the Ozarks State Park.
Camp Clover Point is a group camp area within Lake of the Ozarks State Park. The camp includes a recreation hall, dining hall, craft hall, and barracks lodging with modern restrooms and showers. There is also a volleyball/basketball court and waterfront access for fishing and swimming. Our caterer is Gourmet Guide (the Boessen family). This family has been providing us fabulous meals at our conference for over 35 years.
Many attendees love the relaxing atmosphere and enjoy the closeness to nature. We offer many sessions throughout the weekend. Come learn something new and have your questions answered by the experts.
Here are some of the conference highlights:
*Cowboy Poet– Neat Torrey, Lariat Laureate, Cowboy Poets Association
*Medicine Woman – Ozarks pioneer Margaret Swiney, portrayed by Naturalist Reta Barkley, served as the health care and midwife for the region in the 1930s when Lennis Broadfoot completed his character study of her. Learn some of the native plants that she used in her medicines, why they need protection from us and take home a sample of homemade salve of your own making
*Native American Bowen' and Spikin' –Ozarks pioneer John Counts, portrayed by Naturalist Wyatt Layman, made a living providing fish to friends and neighbors by bowin’ and spikin’ while wading the Current River. Participants will get a feel for fishing in this lost art that began during the civil war and held out a bit longer in the clear, clean waters of the Ozarks and how the past connects to our future.
*Craft – Basket Making: Before plastic or paper there was oak or hickory…baskets that is. Join Twin Pines volunteer Linda Strauch for an introduction to basket making, how and when to collect materials. You can make a basket and improve habitat all at the same time!
*Film - Green Fire: The first full-length documentary film ever made about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold, Green Fire highlights Leopold’s extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement. Leopold remains relevant today, inspiring projects all over the country that connect people and land.
*Elk Restoration Update: Join Ron Dent as he discusses what's up and coming for the elk.
*Happy Hour: Happy Hour is Saturday afternoon. Drinks (beer, liquor, soda, water) are provided. Bring a snack to share with others. Kick-back and visit with other attendees.
*White Elephant Auction: This is a fun fundraiser to benefit the fall conference. Many attendees bring in items to be auctioned off. Items include: fishing or camping gear, homemade items, bird houses, books, tools, knives, collector items, antiques, and homemade foods. Clean out your basement, closet, or garage to contribute. Don't forget to bring some money.
*Additional activities include bingo (wonderful prizes), camp fires (both nights) with s'mores and much more. Check out our Schedule of Activities (agenda) for a breakdown of our events.
Registration:(Deadline Sept 7) – Includes Barrack Style Lodging and 6 Meals
Daily Rate: If you do not plan to stay for the duration of the conference, please indicate the day(s) and meal(s) at which you will be present. The daily rate is $10 per day and $10 per meal.
Lodging: Camp Clover Point provides barracks style accommodations. Each building has its own showers and toilet facilities. You must furnish your own bedding, towels, toiletries, etc. Each barracks is set up as all men or all women. Call the office with any questions.
Other Lodging: Prefer to stay somewhere else? Lake of the Ozarks State Park campground is down the road from the group camp. To make reservations, please call the Park Office at (573) 348-2694. For hotels/motels close by, please check with the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. Their phone number is (800) 451-4117. Or visit their website at www.lakeareachamber.com
Please fill out the registration form and mail it to the CFM office. Or you can fax it to (573) 634-8205.