MDC News from 05/2017

Bennett Spring Kids' Fishing Day set for June 10

News from the region

Southwest
May 31, 2017

Event rescheduled from May 6, when rain caused postponement.

Bennett Spring Kids' Fishing Day

Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center presents concert by Ozark music duo Shortleaf June 30

News from the region

St. Louis
May 31, 2017

An evening of music and storytelling offers unique connection to nature in St. Louis.

Mike Fraser and Tenley Hansen of the band Shortleaf

MDC says avoid spreading invasive species like hydrilla

News from the region

Kansas City
May 30, 2017

Clean boats, don't dump aquariums, use clean root stock for ornamentals

hydrilla

MDC offers free basic archery Instructor training for teachers July 12 at Troy South Middle School

News from the region

St. Louis
May 30, 2017

Participants will gain certification to teach the Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program in their schools.

Teachers being trained to be archery instructors.

Learn outdoor skills at MDC's Discover Nature Girls Camp

News from the region

Southwest
May 26, 2017

Registration deadline is July 1 for free event at Camp Wakonda.

Lady shooting a bow.

MDC reopens Columbia Bottom for Memorial Day weekend

News from the region

St. Louis
May 26, 2017

Boat ramp and confluence viewing platform are open. Trails and canoe/kayak access remain closed.

People on the Columbia Bottom Viewing Platform

Cape Nature Center Hosts Birding Walks For Great Missouri Birding Trail

News from the region

Southeast
May 26, 2017

The timely event fits perfectly with Cape Nature Center’s Big Birding Year.

Great Missouri Birding Trail participants at Cape Girardeau Nature Center

MDC Family Fishing Fair set for Shepherd of Hills Hatchery

News from the region

Southwest
May 26, 2017

June 10 event aimed for anglers age 15 and under.

girl fishing

MDC invites young anglers to Kellogg Lake Kids' Fishing Day

News from the region

Southwest
May 26, 2017

>Multiple organizations involved in free fishing event on June 10.

Little girl holding up a fish she caught.

MDC invites women to basic shooting academy in Columbia May 31, June 7 and 14

News from the region

Central
May 25, 2017

Register to attend a FREE clinic introducing women to basics of shooting sports.

Lady shooting a shotgun

MDC invites preschool teachers to Discover Nature Schools workshop in Columbia June 14

News from the region

Central
May 25, 2017

Space is limited. Register by June 12 to attend this free training.

These young students enjoy learning about nature outside, through the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Discover Nature Schools program.

Volunteers plant trees in Chesterfield’s Eberwein Park, funded by MDC grant

News from the region

St. Louis
May 24, 2017

MDC’s Back to Nature grant helps restore native habitat to St. Louis City and County parks.

Person planting sapling at Eberwein Park

MDC celebrates the Great Missouri Birding Trail Friday at Cape Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
May 23, 2017

Nature enthusiasts of all skill levels will appreciate this special event.

Cape Nature Center Great Missouri Birding Trail

Celebrate the Great Missouri Birding Trail with MDC in Kirksville May 24

News from the region

Northeast
May 23, 2017

MDC and Missouri Bird Conservation Foundation invite birders and others to FREE birding event.

Celebrate the Great Missouri Birding Trail In Kirksville.

MDC offers grant opportunity for local communities

News from the region

Southwest
May 22, 2017

Meetings planned in Joplin and Springfield for Community Conservation Grants.

Watershed Center in Springfield

Places to Go: MDC’s Beckemeier Conservation Area is a West County nature oasis

News from the region

St. Louis
May 22, 2017

This natural getaway might just be close enough for a quick trip during lunch breaks or after work.

Beckemeier Conservation Area sign

MDC and partners band young falcons in KC

News from the region

Kansas City
May 19, 2017

Falcon pairs are tending five nests in the Kansas City metro area.

falcon chick banding in Kansas City

MDC congratulates four schools on winning its 2017 science fair

News from the region

Statewide
May 19, 2017

Students took what they learned in classrooms and put it into action through science projects.

Savannah Nilson

Area hunter education instructors honored by MDC

News from the region

Southwest
May 19, 2017

Brandon Weldy, Larry Maggard, Greg Cassell receive state recognition for efforts.

Brandon Weldy

MDC staff protects Maramec Spring Hatchery trout during recent flooding

News from the region

St. Louis
May 19, 2017

Anglers can continue to enjoy quality trout fishing this season thanks to the pre-emptive measures of hatchery staff.

Flooded Maramec Spring Hatchery

Get hooked on fishing with MDC Free Fishing Days June 10 and 11

News from the region

Statewide
May 18, 2017

During Free Fishing Days, anyone may fish in Missouri without having to buy a permit.

Family Fishing

Celebrate the Great Missouri Birding Trail in Boone County May 19

News from the region

Central
May 18, 2017

MDC and Missouri Bird Conservation Foundation invite birders and others to FREE birding event.

Great Missouri Birding Trail logo

Squirrel and black bass seasons open Memorial Day weekend

News from the region

Statewide
May 17, 2017

Buy permits from vendors, online, or through MDC MO Hunting and MO Fishing apps.

harvested squirrels

MDC and birders dedicate Great Missouri Birding Trail

News from the region

Kansas City
May 17, 2017

Online birding guide connects people with best places in Missouri to see birds

Great Missouri Birding Trail

Conservation agents partner with other local law enforcement for Kids N’ Cops event

News from the region

Southeast
May 16, 2017

Outdoor fun is a great atmosphere for building community connections.

Kids and several MDC agents along with other local agencies pose for a photo with children who attended the event.

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