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MDC Runge Nature Center provides a conservation destination for spring break

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Central
Feb 28, 2017

Opportunities to discover nature abound in Jefferson City with guided programs and outdoor exploration.

Family at Runge

MDC hosts native plant sale at Runge Nature Center March 25

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Central
Feb 28, 2017

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

monarch butterfly

Volunteer with MDC to help Wood Ducks in mid-Missouri March 4

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Central
Feb 17, 2017

Register by March 1 to work with wildlife experts and learn how to provide quality brood-rearing habitat.

wood ducks

MDC invites families to pollinator program Feb. 25 at Gustin Golf Course in Columbia

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Central
Feb 09, 2017

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

Butterfly

MDC confirms invasive Emerald Ash Borer in Camden, Miller counties

News from the region

Central
Feb 09, 2017

Tree-killing pest has now spread to 33 Missouri counties.

Emerald Ashe Borer

MDC seeks public input on Columbia urban conservation areas

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Central
Feb 06, 2017

Public can comment through Feb. 28 on draft management plan.

Henry Jackson Waters and C.B. Moss Memorial Wildlife Area

MDC seeks public input on Cooper Hill Conservation Area

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Central
Feb 06, 2017

Public can comment through Feb. 28 on draft management plan.

Cooper Hill Conservation Area

MDC offers coyote and predator calls workshop in Columbia Feb. 15

News from the region

Central
Feb 06, 2017

Register to attend this free lesson on bringing predators into range.

coyote

MDC offers tree health seminar in Jefferson City Feb. 21

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Central
Jan 25, 2017

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

tree

MDC offers prescribed fire workshops in mid-Missouri

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Central
Jan 24, 2017

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

MDC staff conducting a prescribed fire.

MDC offers pond management workshops for landowners in mid-Missouri

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Central
Jan 20, 2017

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

pond fishing

Renovated exhibits reopen at MDC Runge Nature Center

News from the region

Central
Jan 17, 2017

Discover nature with new forest habitat exhibits in Jefferson City.

New forest exhibit at Runge Nature Center

MDC invites youth, families to winter trout fishing workshops

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Central
Jan 10, 2017

February fishing clinics help make lasting memories for all ages.

trout fishing

MDC to host Eagle Adventure at Runge Nature Center

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Central
Jan 06, 2017

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

eagle

MDC offers ammunition cartridge reloading workshop in Columbia Jan. 31

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Central
Jan 05, 2017

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

ammo reloading

MDC to present seminar on tapping maple trees for syrup in Columbia Jan. 19

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Central
Jan 05, 2017

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

maple sugaring

MDC seeks public input on Mint Spring Conservation Area near Owensville

News from the region

Central
Jan 03, 2017

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

Spring-fed waterfall on Mint Spring Conservation Area.

MDC seeks public input on Rinquelin Trail Lake Conservation Area in Maries County

News from the region

Central
Jan 03, 2017

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

Rinquelin Trail Lake Conservation Area

MDC, MU Raptor Rehabilitation Project release wild bald eagle in Boone County

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Central
Dec 21, 2016

Rehabilitated raptor gets a second chance at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area.

eagle release

MDC offers prescribed burn workshop in Gasconade County

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Central
Dec 15, 2016

Register to attend this FREE workshop on fire as an important land-management tool.

A person managing a prescribed burn.

MDC offers Discover Nature Basic Firearms Safety workshop for the holidays

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Central
Dec 12, 2016

Families invited to learn basic safety and shooting technique at FREE course in Columbia.

Firearm Gift

MDC offers Discover Nature reloading workshops in Columbia Jan. 4 and 31

News from the region

Central
Dec 12, 2016

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

ammunition reloading

MDC announces temporary closures at Rocky Fork Lakes Conservation Area in Boone County

News from the region

Central
Dec 12, 2016

Road construction temporarily closes access to shooting range, boat ramp, and some parking lots.

Roadwork at MDC’s Rocky Fork Lakes Conservation Area

MDC seeks public input on Painted Rock Conservation Area near Westphalia

News from the region

Central
Dec 01, 2016

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

Beautiful fall color over looking the river.

New exhibits coming to MDC’s Runge Nature Center

News from the region

Central
Nov 23, 2016

Nature center, trails to remain open during temporary exhibit closures.

Runge Exhibits

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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