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M1 Garand Shoot -- The Willmar Rifle and Pistol club will be hold M1 Garand Shoots at 6:30 p.m. on June 2, July 7 and Aug. 4 at the Eagle Lake Rifle Range north of Willmar. The cost is $10 per shooter or $8 for WRPC members. The Club will supply M1s, or you can bring your own. Shooters must be 18 years of age or older. Ammunition is supplied.

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Sibley State Park

All Sibley State park programs are lead by the park naturalist or visiting expert. They are at the Interpretive Center and are free unless otherwise noted. A vehicle permit is required to enter the park and they are available at the park office. For more information call 354-2002.

Songs of the Forest: 9 a.m. May 30. The naturalist will lead a walk to various habitats to identify different bird songs and discuss the reasons for singing.

Fish features and facts: 10:30 a.m. May 30. We will examine fish parts, fish life, and Minnesota fish facts along with playing the Fish Facts Quiz. This is a kids/parents program.

Remarkable Reptiles: 2 p.m. May 30. Sibley is home for 11 of the 29 species of reptiles found in Minnesota. Learn about snakes, turtles and lizards.

Bluebird conservation story: 11 a.m. May 31. A presentation about the bluebird and what you can do to help it survive and thrive.

Woodland Wildflowers: 2p.m., May 31. Following a presentation, participants will take a short walk to view Sibley's wildflowers.

To get your outdoors activity in the Conservation Calendar, mail a copy of a flier or handout to West Central Tribune, c/o Outdoors, Box 839, Willmar, MN 56201; fax to 320-235-6769; or email tjbartelt@wctrib.com and put "Conservation Calendar" in the subject line. Submissions must be received by Wednesday to be published in the following weekend edition. No phone calls, please.

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