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Young conservationists honored

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 09, 2010

Woodland Elementary School students Trinity and Triston Gilbert received a plaque and poster from MDC Education Specialist Jeremy Soucy for their story about habitat restoration in MDC's “Xplor” kids' magazine.

Xplor Story Award

Wildfire danger high in west central Missouri

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Nov 03, 2010

MDC urges people to refrain from burning leaves and trash outdoors and to report any suspicious activity that might be connected with arson fires.

Motorists should be alert for deer

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 01, 2010

Chances for deer darting in front of fast-moving vehicles increases in November, so drivers should be extra alert to avoid accidents.

Photo of deer on the side of the road

Swope Park added to KC urban deer hunt sites

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 01, 2010

For the first time, a portion of Swope Park will be included in the managed archery hunts for whitetail deer at Kansas City parks.

Keep feeders out for late autumn hummingbirds

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 15, 2010

Spot a hummingbird at a feeder from now into winter, call 816-655-6250, ext. 246, or send an e-mail to larry.rizzo@mdc.mo.gov.

hummingbird

Wildlife art on display at Discovery Center

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 14, 2010

Winning entries from 2010 Missouri Junior Duck Stamp artwork contest on display at Discovery Center.

Anglers asked to help halt hazardous fish

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 12, 2010
Invasive carp laid on its side (bottom) next to a native gizzard shad (top)

Bugs teach at Science Matters

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 01, 2010

The riffle beetle and the horsehair worm will be conservation teaching tools Saturday at “Science Matters,” a community event at the National Science Teachers Association regional conference on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. in Exhibit Hall B at the Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W. 13th St.

Storm causes rare fish kills due to hail

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 27, 2010

Extreme hail from recent thunderstorms in the Kansas City area killed fish and Canada geese at a Northland lake, a conservation biologist says.

Mountain lions possible but rarely confirmed in Missouri

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 17, 2010

Community program dispels mountain lion myths.

mountain lion

Prairie Day from Ice Age onward at Burr Oak Woods

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 16, 2010

“Prairie Day” will showcase the natural forces that created the tallgrass prairie and woodland ecosystem, and how this natural resource has changed as it helped sustain people through the centuries.

Prairie Sunrise

Fish bite, turtles too, at Cast and Blast

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 15, 2010

MDC employees helped more than 50 people with disabilities fish, try out target archery or fire pellet rifles at "Cast and Blast,” hosted by the MDC and The Whole Person.

cast and blast

Monarch Mania fluttering to Discovery Center

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 10, 2010

Discover nature at Monarch Mania and book signing on Sept. 18 at the Discovery Center.

Monarch - Tagged

Reed Area’s tried and true dove hunting tradition

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 07, 2010

A rainy morning didn’t stop hunters from bagging afternoon doves on the season’s opening day at the James A. Reed Conservation Area near Lee’s Summit.

Max Carney holds a dove he shot at Reed CA

MDC’s Sedalia Office Earns EPA ENERGY STAR® award

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 20, 2010

MDC Sedalia facility joins MDC Kirksville office and 27 other office buildings in Missouri recognized for environmental stewardship through energy efficiency.

Sedalia Office

MDC to destroy zebra mussels found in Smithville Lake

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 05, 2010

Treatment of cove is scheduled for Aug. 10.

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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