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MDC partners with Deep Roots KC for free Native Plants at Noon programs in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 13, 2021

Sessions will help gardeners use plants that meet their landscaping goals

Cydney Ross and Alix Daniel

MDC offers free virtual clinic Feb. 7 on crossbow hunting

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 12, 2021
Learn about crossbow hunting gear and techniques
man and youth with crossbow

MDC offers free virtual backpack camping workshop Jan. 22

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 11, 2021

Online session will teach about trails, safety and comfort

A backpacker rests at an overlook

MDC offers free sessions on fire starting outdoors in wet winter weather

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 05, 2021

Learn how to keep warm while winter camping or backyard stargazing

A man chops wood

December's flowers that are icy white

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 21, 2020

MDC suggests plants that produce frost flowers for native gardens

Ice flower

MDC restricting access to offices in the Kansas City region on Dec. 22 due to COVID-19 concerns

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 17, 2020

Services remain available by phone or internet, Lake City and Parma Woods ranges will remain open

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Cpl. Aaron Post named Outstanding Missouri Conservation Agent

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 16, 2020
Agent Post honored for his service in Platte County
Cpl. Aaron Post

MDC offers free muzzleloading rifle clinic Dec. 12 at Parkville

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 08, 2020
Learn about historic and modern muzzleloaders
man shooting muzzleloader at Parma Woods Shooting Range

MDC offers free firearm optics seminar Dec. 8 at Parkville

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 04, 2020
Learn how to select, install, and sight in hunting scopes
woman shooting rifle at range

MDC offers special sales for 2021 Natural Events Calendars

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 30, 2020

Calendars celebrating nature will be 50 percent off Dec. 8-18 at nature centers

2021 Natural Events calendar

Join MDC in free citizen science program for winter birds Dec. 5 in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 25, 2020
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center will host session on tracking birds with technology
birds at feeder

MDC suggests tree identification adds fun to winter hikes

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 24, 2020

Trees reveal sculpture-like patterns in winter

Bare trees in skyline

MDC says make eagle spotting a winter activity

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 23, 2020

Migrating bald eagles appear near rivers and lakes in winter months

A bald eagle perched on a tree branch.

Rainbow trout stocked by MDC for winter fishing in the Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 10, 2020
Anglers can catch trout in community lakes
trout in net

MDC closes boat slide at Humphrey Access in Platte County

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 06, 2020
Slide was damaged by flood waters
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MDC closes kids fishing pond at Lost Valley Fish Hatchery for winter

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 03, 2020
Kids fishing pond currently scheduled to reopen in March
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MDC and city of Belton add Cleveland Lake to winter trout fishing waters

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 02, 2020

Belton partners with MDC's Community Assistance Program for urban fishing lakes

Rainbow trout in hands

MDC offers autumn tips for native plant gardens

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 27, 2020
Prepare for next spring and help beneficial insects this winter
two women in native plant garden

MDC supports youth trapshooting program based at Adrian

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 26, 2020

Competition tests shotgun skills for FFA, 4-H, and homeschool students

Archie High School FFA trapshooting team

Join citizen science at MDC's Burr Oak Woods FeederWatch kickoff Nov. 14 in Blue Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 23, 2020
Winter counts at feeders help scientists track bird populations
birds at feeder

MDC continues repairs at Bob Brown Conservation Area

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 22, 2020
Popular wetland area in Holt County was heavily damaged by 2019 flooding
Bob Brown Conservation Area wooden walkway

Wetland conditions vary at MDC waterfowl areas this autumn

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 14, 2020
Drought and infrastructure issues affect some areas in west Missouri
mallard ducks

Kayak paddlers welcome at MDC conservation areas

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 13, 2020

Explore lakes and rivers using MDC boat ramps and access sites

Angler on kayak

MDC welcomes fall colors appearing in western Missouri

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 07, 2020
Look up and down to see vibrant foliage on trees and the trail
fall color along river

MDC says verify regulations before hunting at conservation areas

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 06, 2020

Many western Missouri areas have special regulations and boundaries

Hunter walks through woods

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Bill Graham
(Kansas City), (Northwest)
Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
816-759-7305
Josh Hartwig
(Ozark), (Southeast)
Josh.hartwig@mdc.mo.gov
Southeast Regional Office
573-290-5730
Robert Hemmelgarn
(Central), (Northeast)
Robert.Hemmelgarn@mdc.mo.gov
Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center
(573) 815-7900
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