MDC News from 04/2018

Normandy students experience tree climbing and planting at 24:1 Arbor Day Celebration

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 30, 2018

MDC Forestry staff recently participated in the event that celebrated trees in North St. Louis County.

Students climbing trees.

MDC invites kids to free fishing day May 5 at Bennett Spring

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 30, 2018

Anglers ages 15 and under can fish for trout for free and enjoy a free lunch.

Boy fishing.

Missouri Stream Team seeks volunteers to help clean up Black River

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 30, 2018

Free camping is available for volunteers who sign up in advance.

Lady picking up trash.

MDC invites kids to free fishing day May 5 at Montauk

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 30, 2018

Anglers age 15 and under can fish for trout, get lunch and win prizes.

Kid holding up trout.

Bonnots Mill angler snags state-record blue sucker

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 27, 2018

MDC congratulates Bryant Rackers on breaking the state record by snagging a 9-pound, 1-ounce blue sucker on the Osage River.

Bryant Rackers holding his state-record blue sucker

MDC hosts Ozark Timber Industry Celebration in Eminence May 12

News from the region

Ozark
Apr 27, 2018

All are invited to learn about logging opportunities, methods and more.

MDC forester talks with landowner in woodland

Author, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year to visit Cape Girardeau May 29

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 27, 2018

Meet Jennifer Pharr Davis and ‘Explore the Extra Mile’ at this free event.

image of Jennifer Pharr Davis in promotional ad for Explore the Extra Mile event

MDC seeks volunteers to teach fishing classes in northeast Missouri

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 25, 2018

Register to attend a free training program in Kirksville or Hannibal.

Volunteers teach fishing skills to a family at a picnic table.

Missouri tops 100 Tree City USA communities

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 25, 2018

Tree City USA is a national recognition program sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation and administered in the state by MDC.

Kid planting a new tree.

MDC offers free Loess Hills Timber and Prairie Field Day May 12 in Holt County

News from the region

Northwest
Apr 24, 2018

Landowners can get guidance on healthy forest and grassland management in loess hills

MDC staff looking at flowers in a field.

MDC offers Discover Nature — Fishing and Outdoor Skills family event May 12 at Sedalia

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 24, 2018

Free event will teach fishing, shooting, archery and fish cooking skills

People enjoying the outdoors by fishing.

Seventy bags of trash collected, unexpected items found along Cape LaCroix Creek

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 24, 2018

MDC appreciates the 124 volunteers who joined in efforts to ‘Bash Trash’ this weekend.

Students picking up trash.

Rockwoods Reservation joins worldwide City Nature Challenge April 27-30 as host site

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 24, 2018

Everyone is invited to be part of this global citizen science data collecting effort.

Rockwoods reservation outdoor sign

MDC hosts Kids’ Fishing Day May 19 at Maramec Spring Park

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 23, 2018

Kids ages 15 years and under can discover the fun of trout fishing at free all-day event.

Kid holding his catch.

MDC offers free Discover Nature – Girls Camp in northeast Missouri

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 23, 2018

Girls ages 11-15 will learn outdoor skills and earn hunter education certification this summer during a three-day camp

Girls paddling in a canoe.

MDC offers interactive storybook nature hike through April 27 in Kirksville

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 23, 2018

Free nature hike and family reading experience available at MDC’s Northeast Regional Office

Storybooks for Nature Hike

MDC encourages motorists to give turtles a brake!

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 23, 2018

Slow down when you see a turtle in the road and try to safely steer around it.

a box turtle crosses a road

MDC needs your help to solve illegal poaching case in southeast Missouri

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 23, 2018

Conservation agent seeks more information on dumping of 163 turtles in Hayti.

pile of dead turtles with truck in background

MDC offers woodland management workshops for wildlife managers near Hermann

News from the region

Central
Apr 20, 2018

Register for this free opportunity to learn proven strategies to benefit woods and wildlife May 12.

buck standing in trees

MDC invites women to fishing with trolling motors workshop at Hunnewell Lake Conservation Area

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 20, 2018

Register to attend FREE Discover Nature – Women workshop May 12.

two people fish from a boat on a lake

MDC donates archery equipment to St. Louis County police for youth archery program

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 19, 2018

Thanks to the donation, St. Louis County Police officers will begin teaching archery to kids this summer.

group of people posed with archery equipment

MDC’s Jay Henges shooting range remains closed for repairs until late summer

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 19, 2018

The rifle/pistol range will remain closed until further notice to complete repair work. Shotgun fields, archery facilities, and education center building remain open.

image of shooting range from shooter box

Join efforts to ‘Bash Trash’ at Cape La Croix Creek this Saturday

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 18, 2018

Volunteers sought to help clean up the creek as part of Friends of the Park Day.

Kids picking up trash

MDC invites veterans to fish for free at Bennett Spring April 21

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 17, 2018

April 21 event will also feature fly tying demos and casting instruction.

rainbow trout in hands

MDC offers citizen scientist series at Burr Oak Woods in Blue Springs starting April 28

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 13, 2018

Free programs teach how citizens can serve nature with science

two people net fish in stream

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