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MDC seeks Trivia Tuesday competitors for nature game in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 25, 2020

Have fun connecting with nature at Gorman Discovery Center

Yellow garden spider

MDC agents rescue deer tangled in soccer net in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 25, 2020
Young white-tailed buck was release unharmed
buck entangled in soccer net

MDC offers free guided Missouri River float trips on Oct. 15 at Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 23, 2020
Participants must register by Oct. 9 and attend orientation session
woman kayaking on Missouri River

MDC's Lake City and Parma Woods shooting ranges begin winter hours

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 14, 2020

Ranges welcome users and COVID-19 precautions are in place

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MDC and partners assist American burying beetle's removal from national endangered species list

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 14, 2020
Saint Louis Zoo, The Nature Conservancy, and MDC are partners in Missouri's role
American burying beetle in gloved hand

MDC says don't dump aquariums to avoid spreading invasive species

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 10, 2020
Non-native fish recently found at Blue Springs Lake likely came from an aquarium
tropical fish

MDC will add hybrid sunfish to four Kansas City urban fishing lakes this autumn

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 08, 2020

Anglers will have a chance to catch large hybrid sunfish

A boy holds a sunfish

MDC offers alternative methods catfishing clinic Sept. 19 at Truman Lake

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 03, 2020
Participants will learn about using trot lines and jug lines to catch catfish
boy at catfishing clinic

MDC connects people with autumn's monarch butterfly migration

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 21, 2020
Burr Oak Woods staff will offer free virtual monarch program online on Sept. 2
tagged monarch butterfly

MDC offers Trivia Tuesday nature game at Gorman Discovery Center in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 21, 2020

Have fun learning about nature and compete in monthly trivia game

Discovery Center building

MDC offers free summer outdoor programs in the Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 18, 2020

Nature and outdoor skills events are designed with COVID-19 precautions

Black bear walks through the woods

MDC reopens Burr Oak Woods Nature Center building in Blue Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 18, 2020
New programs and protocols are in places as precaution against COVID-19
Burr Oak Woods Nature Center Sign

MDC offers target archery ranges for bow hunting tune ups

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 18, 2020

Ranges in northwest and Kansas City regions offer free target archery

Archery range

MDC announces new procedures for Reed Area dove hunting

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 17, 2020
COVID-19 precautions will be used for hunter check in and check out stations
dove hunter in field with dog

MDC re-opens parking lot and boat launch ramp at Maple Leaf Conservation Area

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 10, 2020

Lake's main parking lot has been rebuilt and improved at area in Lafayette County

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MDC suggests evaluating late-summer habitat to help quail

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 07, 2020
Bobwhite quail pairs may still be raising young broods in August
Bobwhite quail

MDC reopens Gorman Discovery Center in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 03, 2020

New programs and protocols are in place as COVID-19 precautions

Discovery Center building

MDC reopens Kansas City Regional Office in Lee's Summit

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 03, 2020
COVID-19 precautions remain in place for both staff and visitors
Kansas City Regional Office

MDC receives grants for Schell-Osage wetland and lake renovation project

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 31, 2020

Partnerships enable major improvements to move forward

Crews work to complete renovations at Schell-Osage Conservation Area

MDC to make repairs and upgrades at Golden Valley Shooting Range near Clinton

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 31, 2020
Range will close Aug. 10 until work is completed
Shooter at Golden Valley Shooting Range

MDC announces temporary closure of Lost Valley Fish Hatchery at Warsaw

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 31, 2020

Hatchery and kids' fishing pond closed as a COVID-19 precaution

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MDC offers free Discover Nature – Fishing classes in the Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 23, 2020
Newcomers can learn about tackle and skills, and also go fishing
woman teaching fishing to girl

MDC's Burr Oak Woods offers free summer outdoor programs in the Kansas City metro area

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 22, 2020
Participants learn about nature and outdoor skills.
teaching fishing

MDC's Gorman Discovery Center offering outdoor summer programs in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 21, 2020

With social distancing, participants will learn about nature and outdoor skills

Male ruby throated hummingbird

MDC offers free virtual handcrafted crankbaits class Aug. 18

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 20, 2020

Participants will build a balsa wood crankbait to catch fish such as bass

Balsa wood crankbait

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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
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Joe.Jerek@mdc.mo.gov
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573-522-4115
Jill Pritchard
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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