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New MDC conservation agent in Lafayette County

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 28, 2016

Justin Pyburn will begin serving in the county on Oct. 1

Justin Pyburn new conservation agent for Lafayette County.

MDC hosts Family Outdoors Day at Reed Area

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 27, 2016

Sept.24 event drew families exploring the outdoors 

Family Outdoors Day at Reed Area

MDC says "May the Forest Be With You" Oct. 1

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 20, 2016

Light sabers welcome as Burr Oak Woods Nature Center shows how Trees Work

May the Forest Be With You

MDC offers free Prairie Day event Sept. 17

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 08, 2016

Celebrate native grasslands with tours and exhibits at Wah'Kon-Tah Prairie 

Beautiful sunrise over a praire.

MDC hosts free Family Outdoors Day on Sept. 24

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 08, 2016

Learn about fishing, hunting and wildlife at James A. Reed Area in Lee's Summit.

Fishing during Outdoors Day

MDC seeks public input for three areas in Platte County

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 01, 2016

Review plans online for Kendzora, Little Bean Marsh and Marshall areas

A field in a Conservation Area in Platte County.

MDC seeks public comment on Little Compton Lake plan

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 01, 2016

Public can comment in September on plans for Carroll County conservation area 

Bass jumping out of the water.

MDC seeks public input for Kahrs-Boger Park

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 01, 2016

Public can comment in September on plans for area near Sedalia 

An angler releasing fish back into the water.

Peak season for monarch migration is at hand

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 25, 2016

MDC offers free butterfly tagging and habitat development programs in KC area 

Butterfly on a flower.

Invasive zebra mussels now widespread at Truman Lake

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 19, 2016

MDC urges boaters to clean and dry all boats and bait gear 

zebra mussels

MDC will offer free Prairie Day event Sept. 17

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 18, 2016

Visit Wah'Kon-Tah Prairie near El Dorado Springs for tours and exhibits.

Wagon Tour on Wah'Kon-Tah Prairie

MDC and Stealth Gobblers hosting Aug. 27 youth event

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 29, 2016

Free youth outdoor skills event will teach hunting and fishing skills.

Youth Shooting

MDC welcomes participants in dove banding project

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 25, 2016

Program at Reed Memorial Wildlife Area part of long-term scientific studies 

A dove sitting on tree limb.

MDC offers Field to Fork fish cooking lesson Aug. 16 in KC

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 12, 2016

Gorman Discovery Center will host cooking series as chefs prepare fish and game

MDC staff demonstrating how to clean and cook a fish.

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

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 08, 2016

All ages welcome at Discovery Center's walk-in summer camp activities July 29

MDC's Gorman Discovery Center will offer summer camp style archery, games, nature crafts and campfire fun 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 29, at 4750 Troost Ave. in Kansas City.

MDC and libraries partner for fishing gear checkout

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 06, 2016

Four Mid-Continent Library branches in KC metro provide loaner fishing tackle.

Discover Nature Fishing

MDC bands a bonus peregrine falcon in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 06, 2016

Biologists glad to see falcons nest again at Commerce Tower site 

A young male peregrine falcon gets examined.

MDC seeks public input for Settle's Ford Conservation Area

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 01, 2016

Public can comment in July on management plan for key waterfowl area.

Settle's Ford Conservation Area

MDC seeks public input for Montrose Conservation Area

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 01, 2016

Public can comment in July on management plan for area in Henry County.

Montrose Conservation Area

Hummingbirds gone from feeders? They'll be back

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 17, 2016

MDC biologist says migrants increase feeder visits in spring and late summer.

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.

MDC offers private landowners payments for public access

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 15, 2016

Program is designed to boost outdoor recreation access and wildlife habitat.

MRAP

MDC offers free class on fishing with alternative methods

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 02, 2016

Class at Burr Oak Woods teaches about trot lines, jug lines and archery fishing

Little girl learning how to fish using trot lines

MDC seeks public input for Pinhook Access

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 01, 2016

Public can comment in June on management plans for Pettis County area

Angler showing off his catch

MDC offers outdoor skills events geared for special needs

News from the region

Kansas City
May 23, 2016

Staff and volunteers help participants fish, canoe and target shoot

MDC staff helping special needs people fish.

MDC joins birding enthusiasts at Wings Over Weston

News from the region

Kansas City
May 18, 2016

Annual birding festival showcases conservation and ecology of wild birds.

Exhibit table at Wings of Weston

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MDC Media Staff

Lucas Bond
(Statewide)
Lucas.Bond@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
573-751-4115
Candice Davis
(Ozark), (Southeast)
Candice.Davis@mdc.mo.gov
Southeast Regional Office
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Bill Graham
(Kansas City), (Northwest)
Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
816-759-7305
Robert Hemmelgarn
(Central), (Northeast)
Robert.Hemmelgarn@mdc.mo.gov
Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center
573-815-7900
Kristie Hilgedick
(Statewide)
Kristie.Hilgedick@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
573-751-4115
Joe Jerek
(Statewide)
Joe.Jerek@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
573-522-4115
Francis Skalicky
(Southwest)
Francis.Skalicky@mdc.mo.gov
Southwest Regional Office
417-895-6880
Dan Zarlenga
(St. Louis)
Dan.Zarlenga@mdc.mo.gov
St. Louis Regional Office
636-441-4554