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MDC offers woodland management workshops for wildlife managers near Hermann

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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 youth, families to free fishing classes in central Missouri

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Apr 11, 2018

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

Little girl holding up fish in a net.

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

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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 offers interactive storybook nature hike in Hannibal

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Central
Apr 04, 2018

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

Storybooks for Nature Hike

MDC invites new turkey hunters to clinic in Columbia March 20

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Central
Mar 07, 2018

Youth participants may be selected for a mentored hunt in April.

Young girl turkey hunting with an mentor.

MDC invites new turkey hunters to workshop in Rolla March 20

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Central
Mar 07, 2018

Register to attend a FREE workshop for beginner turkey hunters age 10 and older.

Box turkey call

MDC invites preschool teachers to Discover Nature Schools workshop near Mexico

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Central
Mar 06, 2018

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

Students looking at trees.

MDC hosts native plant sale at Runge Nature Center March 24

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Feb 28, 2018

Novice gardeners to professional landscapers can prepare for spring with native plants, information.

native plants in garden bed

MDC invites new hunters to complete hunter education at Runge Nature Center

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Central
Feb 27, 2018

Get ready for spring hunting with field skills sessions to satisfy hunter education requirement.

students and instructor in hunter ed skills session

Volunteer with MDC to help wood ducks in mid-Missouri March 3

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Central
Feb 23, 2018

Register by Feb. 28 to work with wildlife experts and learn how to provide quality brood-rearing habitat.

Wood ducks

POSTPONED: Youth pollinator program in Columbia rescheduled due to weather

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Central
Feb 23, 2018

Program at Columbia golf course originally scheduled for Feb. 24 moved to March 3.

Monarch butterfly.

MDC offers tree health seminar in Columbia March 22

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Central
Feb 14, 2018

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

image of diseased leaf

MDC offers Discover Nature Basic Firearms Safety workshop in Columbia

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Central
Feb 14, 2018

FREE course will teach basic safety and shooting technique.

Lady shooting a rifle.

MDC offers pond management workshops for landowners in mid-Missouri

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Feb 09, 2018

Register to attend a free workshop on building and maintaining a better pond on your property.

Fishing in a pond.

MDC to offer beginning fly tying clinic near Rolla Feb. 27

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Ozark
Central
Feb 02, 2018

Register to learn basics of fly tying with MDC at a free workshop at Bray Conservation Area.

tying a fly for fishing

MDC offers prescribed fire workshops in mid-Missouri

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Jan 18, 2018

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

MDC staff conducting a prescribed fire.

MDC invites families to youth pollinator program Feb. 24 at Columbia golf course

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Jan 11, 2018

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

Monarch butterfly

MDC invites public to Eagle Adventure at Runge Nature Center Jan. 27

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Jan 05, 2018

Discover nature this winter with live eagle presentations, new exhibits in Jefferson City.

bald eagle perched in tree

MDC plans Missouri Master Naturalist training in Camdenton

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Jan 05, 2018

Participants must register and attend orientation on Jan. 17 to take part in training.

Master Naturalist Field Training

MDC hosts beginner fly tying clinic at Runge Conservation Nature Center Jan. 18

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Jan 04, 2018

Register to attend this FREE Discover Nature – Fishing workshop and learn how to tie your own flies.

tying a fly for fishing

MDC hosts Discover Nature Schools workshop for preschool teachers in Mexico

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Jan 03, 2018

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

MDC Discover Nature Schools materials

MDC offers women’s basic handgun workshops near Hartsburg

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Central
Jan 03, 2018

Register to attend one of two programs Jan. 25 or Feb. 22.

To women shooting handguns as agent instructs

MDC seeks public input on Moreau River accesses.

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Central
Jan 02, 2018

Public can comment through Jan. 31 on draft management plan.

Moreau River

MDC Runge Nature Center to host volunteer open house Jan. 11

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Central
Dec 29, 2017

Join the team of Runge volunteers and help Missourians discover nature.

Runge volunteer showing snake to kids

MDC showcases forest health in Missouri

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Ozark
Central
Dec 22, 2017

MDC hosted experts from across continent to share knowledge on invasive species and healthy forests.

North Central Forest Pest Workshop

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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
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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
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