MDC News from 04/2018

MDC offers grants for conservation projects in urban areas

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 13, 2018

Non-profit groups and government entities are eligible

People working on a conservation area project

Protecting wildlife habitat, landowners’ crops proves rewarding work for feral hog trappers

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 13, 2018

Feral hog trapping may not be the dream, but it’s a rewarding reality for local conservation employees.

feral hogs in trap

New CWD positives found locally with help from hunters and landowners

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 13, 2018

New cases of CWD mean MDC plans additional management actions.

MDC Staff donating venison for Share the Harvest

Join MDC for May 16 Wild Webcast on attracting backyard wildlife

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 13, 2018

Join the webcast from a computer or smartphone. Register at <a href="https://short.mdc.mo.gov/ZTh">short.mdc.mo.gov/ZTh</a>

nesting robin

MDC invites people to become citizen scientists at Powder Valley Nature Center Bioblitz May 11-12

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 12, 2018

Bioblitzers will become scientists for a day as they explore the diverse plants and animals around the nature center while providing helpful information to MDC naturalists.

Students discovering nature at the event.

Schools win MDC and MoDOT “No MOre Trash!” can contest

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 11, 2018

Congratulations Willard North Elementary, Logan-Rogersville Elementary, St. Elizabeth R-IV!

students pose with winning trashcan

MDC offers a night hike April 27 at Burr Oak Woods in Blue Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 11, 2018

Free Night in the Woods event will feature live owls on display

barred owl

MDC invites preschool teachers to Discover Nature Schools workshop in Kirksville April 21

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 11, 2018

Register for a FREE workshop for early childhood educators to help kids discover nature.

two kids look at a tree

MDC's Lost Valley Hatchery to host free Kid's Fishing Day April 28 at Warsaw

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 11, 2018

Kids learn angling skills while catching fish

boy holding a caught fish

MDC invites women to Discover Nature – Women nature jewelry workshop in Kirksville

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 11, 2018

Register to attend FREE crafting course April 21.

feather earrings

MDC invites youth, families to free fishing classes in central Missouri

News from the region

Central
Apr 11, 2018

Four-part Discover Nature – Fishing courses offered evenings in April and May.

Little girl holding up fish in a net.

MDC invites adults to turkey clinic and mentored hunt at Mark Twain Lake May 4 - 5

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 10, 2018

Register to attend this free clinic and hunt for adults who have never harvested a wild turkey.

two turkey hunters in camo sitting against tree

Young turkey hunters harvest 1,723 birds during youth weekend

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 09, 2018

Top harvest counties were Franklin, Miller, and Maries.

Kendall Sapp with her first harvested turkey.

MDC encourages people to help returning hummingbirds

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 09, 2018

It’s time to put out feeders! Their numbers will increase throughout the month of April.

ruby throated hummingbird in flight

MDC hosted Lake City Rendezvous on April 7 in Jackson County

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 09, 2018

Cold weather doesn't stop hardy frontier-era enthusiasts

People at Lake City Rendezvous

MDC assists partners with Blue River Rescue cleanup in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 09, 2018

Trash hauled and trees planted during 28th annual volunteer event

Volunteers planting seedlings

Help bash trash during MDC and MoDOT annual Trash Bash

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 06, 2018

Get more information on the April 15 – May 15 Trash Bash online at nomoretrash.org.

Litter collection volunteers posing with many bags of collected trash

MDC reports 33 CWD positives out of nearly 24,500 samples tested

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 06, 2018

For more information on chronic wasting disease in Missouri, visit <a href="https://mdc.mo.gov/cwd">mdc.mo.gov/cwd</a>.

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No typical workday means conservation agents train for any scenario

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 06, 2018

Routine training includes tactical defense, mental health awareness, fitness and other topics.

agents shooting pistols at targets as part of completing firearms qualifications

Conservation Commission celebrates Arbor Days with tree planting at MDC headquarters

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 05, 2018

Celebrate Arbor Days by planting native trees and practicing proper tree care.

Conservation Commission 2018 Arbor Day Tree Planting

MDC offers women’s firearms familiarity workshop May 1 near Columbia

News from the region

Central
Apr 05, 2018

Register to attend a free training program for women, taught by women.

women shooting rifles at MDC firearms workshop for women

MDC sets migratory game bird and waterfowl hunting seasons

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 05, 2018

Get details from MDC’s related hunting booklet on migratory game birds, available beginning in July where hunting permits are sold.

Duck hunter at dawn at Nodaway Valley Conservation Area

MDC encourages public not to plant invasive Bradford pear trees

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 05, 2018

The invasive Bradford pear tree can cause problems for Missouri native plants and animals.

Callery Pear Tree

MDC offers interactive storybook nature hike in Hannibal

News from the region

Central
Apr 04, 2018

Free nature hike and family reading experience available in Hannibal’s Central Park.

Storybooks for Nature Hike

MDC to host family archery clinic in Kirksville April 11

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 04, 2018

Register to attend a FREE workshop on basics of archery.

A family shoots arrows from crossbows during an MDC archery clinic.

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