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MDC to host women’s shooting academy in Columbia this June

News from the region

Central
May 06, 2016

Register to attend a free series of courses introducing women to basics of shooting sports.

A woman uses a handgun to shoot at a target at an outdoor range.

Wet a line with MDC at kids' fishing clinic in Jefferson City

News from the region

Central
May 06, 2016

Help kids get hooked on the thrill of fishing, and discover nature.

A girl in a Minnie Mouse t-shirt proudly holds up a small fish she caught

MDC to host women’s archery workshop in Columbia May 24

News from the region

Central
May 02, 2016

Register to attend a free workshop to introduce women to the joys of archery.

A woman draws back a bow before shooting at a target

MDC hosts Kids’ Fishing Day on May 14 at Maramec Spring Park

News from the region

Southeast
Central
Apr 29, 2016

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

Trout Fishing

MDC offers free Discover Nature Girls Camp in High Hill

News from the region

Central
Apr 27, 2016

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

A conservation agent walks with three girls carrying shotguns down a trail.

MDC invites youth, families to free fishing classes in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Apr 22, 2016

Four Discover Nature – Fishing courses offered on Tuesday evenings in May.

Girl Fishing

MDC helps grow new generation of turkey hunters, conservationists

News from the region

Central
Apr 15, 2016

Free clinics and mentored hunts in central Missouri help connect kids with nature

An adult mentor watches as a girl take aim at a turkey

MDC to host Discover Nature – Forest and Wildlife Workshop in Portland April 16

News from the region

Central
Apr 07, 2016

Register to attend free program on improving woodland management on private property

A stand of trees with budding spring foliage

MDC offers invasive tree pest workshop in Columbia May 3

News from the region

Central
Apr 05, 2016

Register to attend a free course on how to protect Missouri’s trees.

an emerald ash borer peeks out of a D-shaped hole in a tree trunk.

MDC partnership breaks ground on butterfly garden in Jefferson City

News from the region

Central
Apr 04, 2016

New pollinator habitat at Missouri Electric Cooperatives headquarters to benefit conservation.

AMEC Butterfly Garden Groundbreaking

MDC to hold hunter education skills course in Columbia April 12

News from the region

Central
Mar 29, 2016

Register by April 8 to take free course and be ready to hunt this spring.

A hunter education volunteer helps a girl with a Hunter Education lesson.

MDC to hold hunter education skills course in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Mar 15, 2016

Register by March 25 to attend this course and earn your hunter education certification card.

Hunter Education

Attend MDC tree health seminars in Columbia March 15 and 22

News from the region

Central
Mar 14, 2016

Register to attend a free update on the latest pests and diseases to affect Missouri trees.

metallic, emerald-green beetle on ash leaf

MDC to hold youth turkey hunt clinic in Columbia April 5

News from the region

Central
Mar 09, 2016

Free clinic aims to educate first-time turkey hunters, ages 10-15.

A young hunter and his mentor proudly show off a turkey he harvested.

MDC seeks public input on Runge Nature Center

News from the region

Central
Mar 01, 2016

Attend open house on March 15 for discussion on management of the area.

Welcoming sign at Runge Conservation Nature Center

MDC seeks input on management of Three Creeks Conservation Area

News from the region

Central
Mar 01, 2016

Public comment period runs through March 31.

Kids Playing in Creek

MDC offers reloading workshop in Columbia March 15

News from the region

Central
Mar 01, 2016

Register to attend a free course on basic reloading of metallic cartridges.

Cartridge Reloading

MDC to host Discover Nature Schools preschool teacher workshop in Columbia March 16

News from the region

Central
Feb 19, 2016

Space is limited for this free workshop and reservations are required by March 11.

Discover Nature Schools Teacher Workshop

Volunteer with MDC to help wood ducks in mid-Missouri March 12

News from the region

Central
Feb 19, 2016

Register by March 9 for an opportunity to work with wildlife experts and learn how to provide quality brood-rearing habitat.

Female wood duck and her chicks

MDC offers prescribed fire workshops in mid-Missouri

News from the region

Central
Feb 08, 2016

Register to attend a free workshop on fire as an important land-management method.

Prescribed Fire

MDC to host Youth Pollinator Event Feb. 27 at A.L. Gustin Golf Course

News from the region

Central
Feb 03, 2016

Register for a fun, family-friendly opportunity to learn about pollinators and how to create native habitat.

Monarch Butterfly

MDC offers Discover Nature reloading workshops in Columbia Feb. 16 and March 15

News from the region

Central
Jan 29, 2016

Register to attend a free course on basic reloading of metallic cartridges.

Cartridge Reloading

MDC to host waterfowl season workshop Feb. 10 in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Jan 28, 2016

Hunter input will inform decisions on duck season dates and zone boundary locations.

MDC to present seminar on tapping maple trees for syrup in Columbia Feb. 11

News from the region

Central
Jan 28, 2016

Register to learn how to identify and tap sugar maples on your property to make your own maple syrup.

MDC to host Eagle Days in Clarksville Jan. 30—31

News from the region

Northeast
Central
Jan 12, 2016

Discover nature this winter, and witness some of the best eagle watching in the country.

Bald Eagle

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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) 815-7900
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
Jill Pritchard
(Statewide)
Jill.Pritchard@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
(573) 751-4115
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