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MDC invites families to youth pollinator program Feb. 23 at Columbia golf course

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Central
Feb 11, 2019
Register for a free, fun, family-friendly opportunity to learn about plant pollinators and how to create native habitat for wildlife.
monarch butterfly in flight

MDC offers pond management workshops for landowners in mid-Missouri

News from the region

Central
Feb 04, 2019
Register to attend a free workshop on building and maintaining a better pond on your property.
pond

MDC invites public to Eagle Adventure at Runge Nature Center Jan. 26

News from the region

Central
Jan 16, 2019
Discover nature this winter with live eagle presentations, new exhibits in Jefferson City.
bald eagle perched in tree

MDC, partners offer mobility impaired and youth pheasant hunt near Centertown Feb. 17

News from the region

Central
Jan 10, 2019
Apply by Jan. 31 for this free outdoor opportunity for mobility impaired and youth hunters.
mobility impaired hunters

MDC offers prescribed fire workshops in mid-Missouri

News from the region

Central
Jan 04, 2019
Register to attend a free workshop on fire as an important land management method.
smoke during a prescribed burn

Donate Christmas trees to wildlife at MDC Central Regional Office drop-off site

News from the region

Central
Dec 27, 2018
Recycling Christmas trees can help improve fish and wildlife habitat in central Missouri.
recycling Christmas trees for fish habitat

MDC plans Master Naturalist volunteer trainings in central Missouri this spring

News from the region

Central
Dec 13, 2018
Participants must register and attend orientation to join classes in Camdenton, Columbia, or Rolla.
Master Naturalists being trained in a field

MDC offers squirrel hunting workshop for new hunters in Boone County

News from the region

Central
Nov 28, 2018

Register by Dec. 12 to attend this free program on Dec. 15.

Squirrel

MDC offers women’s basic handgun workshops near Hartsburg

News from the region

Central
Nov 21, 2018
Preregister today to attend this free program on Dec. 13.
handgun workshop

MDC hosts Discover Nature Schools teacher training workshop Dec. 6 in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Nov 15, 2018
Register for a FREE workshop for educators to help kids discover nature.
students discovering nature

MDC offers firearms cleaning workshop Nov. 27 in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Nov 14, 2018
Register to attend a free program to learn how to properly clean and care for your firearm.
Closeup pic of rifle and shotgun

MDC partners with Columbia Public Schools for invasive plant removal

News from the region

Central
Nov 13, 2018
Service-learning project results in removal of more than 2-million invasive honeysuckle plants.
4th graders at Fairview Elementary School posing for photo

MDC seeks public input on Lamine River Conservation Area in Cooper, Morgan counties

News from the region

Central
Nov 01, 2018

MDC seeks public input on Lamine River Conservation Area in Cooper, Morgan counties

Lamine River

MDC’s Runge Nature Center announces temporary trail closures Nov. 2-4

News from the region

Central
Nov 01, 2018
Trails will close for three days to accommodate a managed archery hunt on Runge property.
Runge Sign

Legend of Conservation Ding Darling visits MDC Runge Nature Center Oct. 27

News from the region

Central
Oct 26, 2018

Explore roots of conservation in Missouri and the U.S. with presentation from Ding Darling interpreter.

Ding Darling cartoon work

MDC offers primitive skills workshop at Runge Nature Center Oct. 20

News from the region

Central
Sep 28, 2018

Take a step back in time and practice primitive skills from atlatls to tomahawk throwing in Jefferson City.

People learning about primitive skills.

MDC invites youth, families to free fishing classes in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Sep 27, 2018

Four-part Discover Nature – Fishing courses offered evenings in October.

Little girl holding a fish she caught.

MDC invites public to meeting on CWD in Jefferson City Oct. 18

News from the region

Central
Sep 21, 2018

Get information on chronic wasting disease, have questions answered, and learn what people can do to help limit the spread of this deadly deer disease.

CWD deer

MDC awards five TRIM grants for community forest improvements in Central Missouri

News from the region

Central
Sep 21, 2018
TRIM grants offer cost-share funding for government agencies, public schools, and nonprofit groups to manage, improve or conserve trees on public lands.
a cyclist and runner go along path through trees

MDC offers youth deer hunt for new hunters near Columbia Oct. 27-28

News from the region

Central
Sep 13, 2018

Apply by Sept. 28 for FREE opportunity to harvest your first deer with guidance from MDC staff.

Buck

MDC offers kayak clinic at Rocky Fork Lakes Conservation Area near Columbia Aug. 16

News from the region

Central
Aug 08, 2018
Register to attend a FREE clinic Aug. 16 and enjoy summer on the water.
four people in kayaks on lake

MDC offers atlatl workshop at Runge Nature Center Aug. 21

News from the region

Central
Aug 08, 2018
Learn techniques and strategies for success with primitive hunting tool in Jefferson City.
kids throw atlatls

MDC seeks public input on Malta Bend Community Lake in Saline County

News from the region

Central
Aug 03, 2018
Public can comment through Aug. 31 on draft management plan.
Fish at Malta Bend Community Lake

MDC offers kayak clinic at Rocky Fork Lakes Conservation Area in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Jul 09, 2018
Register to attend a FREE clinic July 24 and gear up for a summer on the water.
group kayaking

MDC invites educators to explore insects with Discover Nature Schools

News from the region

Central
Jul 05, 2018

Learn more about the fascinating lives of insects at one of four workshops across the state.

Exploring by learning about insects.

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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
573-290-5730
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) 815-7901
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