Kansas City

Summer camp is not over, MDC hosting a free one in KC

Kansas City, Mo. – So if you wish summer camp hadn’t ended so soon, or you didn’t get to go, or hadn’t been in decades, lament not. The staff at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center is firing up a campfire, games and crafts. All ages are welcome to attend the Center’s free Summer in the City event 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 29.

MDC bands a bonus peregrine falcon in Kansas City

Kansas City, Mo. – The Peregrine falcon nesting season was almost over this spring when biologists made a pleasant discovery. A falcon pair had hatched young late in the nesting season at Commerce Tower in downtown Kansas City.

MDC and libraries partner for fishing gear checkout

  Kansas City, Mo. – Four Mid-Continent Public Library branches in the Kansas City area  now offer free checkout of fishing gear, thanks to a partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Discover Nature — Fishing program. Anglers can check out rod and reel combos along with tackle boxes that include items such as hooks, weights, lures and bobbers. The fishing gear loaner program helps families and new anglers connect with nature through fishing.

MDC seeks public input for Montrose Conservation Area

Clinton, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to know what Missourians think about its nearly 1,000 conservation areas around the state. MDC is in the multi-year process of updating management plans for the Montrose Conservation Area in Henry County.

MDC seeks public input for Settle's Ford Conservation Area

Archie, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to know what Missourians think about its nearly 1,000 conservation areas around the state. MDC is in the multi-year process of updating management plans for the Settle’s Ford Conservation Area Cass and Bates counties.

Hummingbirds gone from feeders? They'll be back

Kansas City, Mo. – The ruby-throated hummingbird with blurred wingbeats and the ability to hover in the air is a fascinating visitor to flower gardens and home bird feeders. But each summer they seem to mysteriously vanish from some yards. They will return, says Larry Rizzo, Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) natural history biologist.

MDC offers private landowners payments for public access

Kansas City, Mo. – A new program offered by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer payments to private landowners for public access for hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing. The voluntary Missouri Outdoor Recreational Access Program (MRAP) also offers financial incentives for wildlife habitat improvement on enrolled lands. The focus is mostly on enrolling lands in northern Missouri and near metro areas such as Kansas City, where public access opportunities are generally more limited.

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