Candidates sought for St. Charles County Extension Council

Nominations are now being accepted for the January 2018 election to the University of Missouri Extension Council of St. Charles County.  The St. Charles County Extension Council is the local link between county residents and the University of Missouri four-campus system.  As publicly elected officials, council members assist in planning and carrying out extension educational efforts while administering the local budget to meet people's educational priorities. 

The University of Missouri Extension Council of St. Charles County is seeking people from all walks of life who are interested in education and the progress of our community.  Serving on the extension council is a great way to help make our community a better place for people to live.

Candidates must be at least 18 years old and reside in St. Charles County.  Nominations for the extension council must be made by December 1, 2017.

Individuals interested in serving on the council may contact, Emily Barbee, County Program Director at the St. Charles County Extension Center, 260 Brown Road, St. Peters, MO 63376 or by phone at 636-970-3000.

Caring for ash trees

Emeraled ash borer insect resting on a penny to show sizeThe 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

You are important to Extension's future

If you have received help from  MU Extension of St. Charles County, please consider letting the County Executive or your county council member know about your experience. Our operation is funded by the county council. Your comments will verify the unique benefits 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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