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MDC offers free late-summer fishing lessons in the Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 05, 2019
Newcomers can learn basics about catching fish and preparing them for cooking
Family learning to fish through DNF

MDC to host free symposium about chronic wasting disease in deer Aug. 16 in Blue Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 01, 2019
Experts will discuss CWD and deer management efforts in Missouri at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
doe closeup

Butterfly count finds 43 species at MDC's Big Buffalo Creek Conservation Area

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 26, 2019
Species variety is a sign of rich plant diversity in area's forest and woodlands
coral hairstreak butterfly

MDC offers Effective Wingshooting classes Aug. 3 and Aug. 10 in Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 24, 2019

Shotgun training can help experienced and novice hunters

A young hunter practices her shotgun aiming.

Rain and heat doesn't stop Urban Rangers from summer outdoor adventure

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 23, 2019

MDC staff took the Kansas City youth group on river canoeing and camping trip

A group of Urban Rangers canoeing down the Current River.

Learn about fishing at MDC's Burr Oak Woods Nature Center in Blue Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 19, 2019

Free classes teach basic and advanced skills

MDC staff teach a family how to use a fishing pole.

MDC and partners offer free invasive species workshop Aug. 9 in Nevada

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 16, 2019
Participants will learn methods for controlling invasive plants in fields and woodlands
spraying sericea lespedeza with herbicide

MDC can help cattle producers with summer forage

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 16, 2019

Native grasses and forbs can add wildlife-friendly component to pastures and hayfields

Cattle grazing in a pasture.

MDC agents make arrests in walnut timber theft cases

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 10, 2019
Multi-agency investigations brings numerous charges connected to walnut timber theft
walnut logs end view

MDC hosted Discover Nature Field Days June 25-28 at Lee's Summit

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 02, 2019
Youths from Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City enjoyed outdoor fun
two boys in canoe

MDC offers free fishing classes in Kansas City and St. Joseph areas

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Jun 19, 2019
Discover Nature—Fishing program helps anglers learn basic skills to get started
Two instructors teach a family how to fish

MDC to close Parma Woods Shooting Range temporarily for maintenance

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 19, 2019

Range will be closed from June 24 through July 4

Parma Woods Shooting Range

MDC offers free catfishing clinic at Truman Lake Aug. 15-16

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 18, 2019

Space is limited and signups begin July 1

Two women pull a catfish onto their boat with a net.

New hours begin July 1 for Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 17, 2019

The center will now be open every Saturday but closed on Mondays

MDC staff lead children on a nature walk at the Discovery Center.

MDC bands 18 peregrine falcon chicks at Kansas City area nest sites

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 14, 2019

Expansion of nesting sites continues to help this endangered species in Missouri

KC power plant workers pose with two peregrine falcon chicks that have been banded.

MDC offers help keeping unwanted trees and shrubs out of grasslands

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 11, 2019

Early control will prevent bigger problems

A photo showing how sumac can overtake grasslands and choke out native plants.

MDC temporarily closes Clinton office due to Truman Lake flooding

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 03, 2019
Water is over the main public entrance road
Line of sandbags protects MDC Clinton Office from flooding

MDC's lowland conservation areas and accesses in western Missouri flooded by high water

News from the region

Kansas City
May 30, 2019
Visitors should use caution in any low-lying areas
flooded conservation area

MDC welcomes anglers to renovated Amarugia Lake south of Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
May 28, 2019

Lake in Cass County offers a variety of fish for anglers

An angler fishes off the shore of Amarugia Lake.

Many MDC conservation areas and river accesses affected by high water

News from the region

Kansas City
May 25, 2019

Visitors should plan cautiously during Memorial Day weekend

Conservation Area flooding.

Missouri prairies offer wildflower variety on summer hikes

News from the region

Kansas City
May 22, 2019

MDC manages public prairies to showcase grassland species

A view of the Wah'Kon-Tah Prairie in St. Clair County.

MDC hosted Rich Hill students on May 15 for outdoor skills field day

News from the region

Kansas City
May 16, 2019

Students learned about archery, target shooting, fishing, and throwing the atlatl

MDC staff teach a young girl how to throw an atlatl.

MDC to co-host free Get Outdoors! event May 18 in Blue Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
May 16, 2019
Families can learn outdoor skills including archery and fishing
MDC staff person in canoe instructs kid in another canoe

MDC hosting orientation on June 18 for Missouri Master Naturalist program in the Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
May 14, 2019

Master naturalists enjoy nature as volunteers for conservation and education programs

An MDC volunteer talks to a little boy about nature and conservation.

Learn how to go fishing with free MDC classes and loaner tackle

News from the region

Kansas City
May 06, 2019

MDC provides free classes and loaner tackle for new anglers

A father and son learn how to fish at a Missouri pond.

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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