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MDC provides more rainbow trout for winter fishing in Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 19, 2019
For anglers braving winter weather, a cold-water fishing opportunity awaits
holding a rainbow trout

MDC offers free maple sugaring workshop Feb. 23 in Blue Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 13, 2019
Burr Oak Woods Nature Center staff will teach how to tap maple trees to make syrup
maple sugar in two jars

MDC offers free conservation management workshop for small acreages Feb. 13 in Independence

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 31, 2019
Experts will discuss managing habitat to benefit fish and wildlife
four wild turkeys in green field

MDC offers Urban Woodsman event Feb. 16 in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 28, 2019
Free event for all ages features maple syrup, woodturning art, and outdoor lore
kids collecting maple sap

MDC reminds anglers to properly discard used fishing line

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 25, 2019
Fishing line left on the bank or in the water can entangle wildlife.
hawk tangled in used fishing line

Eagle Days at Smithville Lake drew good crowds Jan. 5-6

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 08, 2019
Raptors and warm sunshine boost attendance at annual event
People watching eagles at 2019 Eagle Days at Smithville Lake

Eagle Days returns to Smithville Lake Jan. 5-6

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 21, 2018
Free event hosted by MDC and conservation partners includes live raptors and exhibits
bald eagle flying over water looking for fish.

MDC offers free fly tying classes in January at Parma Woods Shooting Range in Parkville

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 19, 2018
Participants are asked to sign up by Dec. 28
tying a fly

MDC offers free holiday activities in the Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 18, 2018
Bird banding and art activities for all ages to brighten the holiday season
bird identification

MDC's 2019 Natural Events Calendar on sale for holidays in Kansas City and at other regional offices

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 30, 2018
Shop online or at nature centers and public offices
2019 Natural Events Calendar cover

Head outdoors on MDC public lands on Friday after Thanksgiving

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 20, 2018
Invite your family and friends for an outdoor adventure
snow geese in flight

MDC to host prescribed burn workshop Dec. 1 at El Dorado Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 09, 2018
Free workshop teaches methods for using fire to manage pastures and wildlife habitat
three MDC staff conduct a prescribed burn

MDC stocks rainbow trout for winter fishing in the Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 07, 2018
Community lakes provide close-to-home angling opportunity
rainbow trout in hand

MDC stocks rainbow trout for winter fishing at Sedalia

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 06, 2018
City's Liberty Park Pond a winter fishing option for anglers
trout stocking from truck at Sedalia's Liberty Park Pond

MDC foresters say fall color is variable in west Missouri

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 18, 2018

Some yellow hues appeared early and many trees are still green.

Colorful trees

MDC awards contract for improvements at Four Rivers Conservation Area

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 16, 2018
New gates on water control structures will aid wetland management
wetland birds at Four Rivers Conservation Area

MDC offers free HOWLoween fun Oct. 19 at Gorman Discovery Center in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 09, 2018
Connect with nature on an autumn night outdoors
kid enjoying HOWLoween fun

MDC seeks confirmed sightings of badgers, weasels, and spotted skunks

News from the region

Kansas City
Statewide
Sep 28, 2018
Biologists are collecting information about furbearers rare in Missouri
American Badger

MDC hosted Family Outdoors Day Sept. 22 at Lee's Summit

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 24, 2018
Visitors learned fishing, archery, duck calling and other outdoor skills
man instructs boy on fishing

MDC to host special Oz event Oct. 6 at Burr Oak Woods

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 20, 2018
Free family event in Blue Springs lets Oz characters explain nature's niches
Dorthy sleeping on log at Oz event

Native grasses produce good cattle forage during drought

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 20, 2018
MDC can help ranchers incorporate warm-season grasses in pasturage
green native grasses in field compared to dry, brown non-native grasses

MDC hosts free Family Outdoors Day on Sept. 22

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 10, 2018

Learn about fishing, hunting, and wildlife at James A. Reed Area in Lee's Summit

Kids shooting bows.

MDC moves forward with Schell-Osage wetland renovation

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 10, 2018
Project will improve wetlands for wildlife and Schell Lake for fishing
ducks at Schell-Osage wetland

MDC to offer free Youth Waterfowl Clinic Sept. 23 near Urich

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 06, 2018

Hunters ages 10-15 can learn how to hunt ducks and geese

Duck hunters calling in ducks.

Free MDC programs in the Kansas City area feature monarch butterfly migration and ecology

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 04, 2018

Visitors can tag monarchs for science.

monarch butterflies.

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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