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White Nose Syndrome Cure Found

A common bacterium we find in everyday things, like food flavorings, is giving scientists hope that bat populations can be saved from deadly White-nose Syndrome.

The new treatment was developed in Missouri by Forest Service scientists Sybill Amelon and Dan Lindner, and Chris Cornelison of Georgia State University.

The bacterium, Rhodococcus rhodochrous, dwells in pretty much all soils found in North America and is safe for plants and animals. In fact, it’s been used in more than one industrial application, including flavorings for our food, for over half a century, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

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Crevice Cave in the News

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LEG “76” Camp Out – Nov. 9-11, 2012

The LEG annual campout will be held from the Friday evening of Nov. 9 through Sunday 11th.  We will be camping just up the road from the 76 Conservation Area near Perryville, MO.  Plan for a weekend of camping, caving, and campfires!  Saturday night there will be a monster pot of chili for all!  If you plan to join us, please let me know in order to make it easier to plan the meal etc!

The campout is a great time and a good excuse to get away for the weekend.  This will be a kid friendly weekend with multiple small caving trips.  If you have any further questions, just let us know.  Hope to see everybody there!