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MDC offers free Missouri River float trips at Kansas City on Aug. 25

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 18, 2018
Participants can sign up starting Aug. 1 and must attend orientation on Aug. 14.
Woman in kayak on Missouri River with KC skyline in background

Remarkable beetle continues comeback on Missouri prairie

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 27, 2018
MDC helps Saint Louis Zoo restore endangered American burying beetles
MDC staff person holding burying beetle

MDC hosting Discover Nature Field Day for Boys and Girls Clubs of Kansas City June 25-28

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 27, 2018
Youngsters explore nature and learn outdoor skills at James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area
Kid learns to fish at pond with instructor's help

Fish kill at Schell Lake involves mostly invasive carp species

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 19, 2018
MDC is draining the lake for major renovation and improvements
View from shore of Schell Lake fish kill

MDC bands peregrine falcon young at Kansas City nest

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 15, 2018

Skyscraper window washings pros aid banding effort at Commerce Tower

Peregrine falcon getting banded.

MDC invites public to learn about aquatic plants June 12

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 04, 2018

Free workshop at Powell Gardens will have tips for solving vegetation trouble.

Hydrilla

MDC hosts noted hiking speaker and urban hike on June 2 in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
May 22, 2018

Free program features National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Free program features National Geographic Adventurer of the Year

Jennifer Pharr Davis

MDC hosting orientation on May 15 for Missouri Master Naturalist program in Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
May 09, 2018

Master Naturalists volunteer for conservation events and nature programs

Master naturalist with a little boy.

MDC seeks public input for Schell-Osage Conservation Area long-range management plan

News from the region

Kansas City
May 04, 2018

Public can comment in May on plan for key wetland, fishing, and upland area

hundreds of ducks in flight over wetland

MDC approves fish salvage during June at Schell Lake

News from the region

Kansas City
May 01, 2018

Schell Lake will be drained for wetland renovation project at Schell-Osage Conservation Area in Vernon County

blue heron along lake shore in tall grass

MDC offers Discover Nature — Fishing and Outdoor Skills family event May 12 at Sedalia

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 24, 2018

Free event will teach fishing, shooting, archery and fish cooking skills

People enjoying the outdoors by fishing.

MDC offers citizen scientist series at Burr Oak Woods in Blue Springs starting April 28

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 13, 2018

Free programs teach how citizens can serve nature with science

two people net fish in stream

MDC offers grants for conservation projects in urban areas

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 13, 2018

Non-profit groups and government entities are eligible

People working on a conservation area project

MDC offers a night hike April 27 at Burr Oak Woods in Blue Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 11, 2018

Free Night in the Woods event will feature live owls on display

barred owl

MDC's Lost Valley Hatchery to host free Kid's Fishing Day April 28 at Warsaw

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 11, 2018

Kids learn angling skills while catching fish

boy holding a caught fish

MDC hosted Lake City Rendezvous on April 7 in Jackson County

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 09, 2018

Cold weather doesn't stop hardy frontier-era enthusiasts

People at Lake City Rendezvous

MDC assists partners with Blue River Rescue cleanup in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 09, 2018

Trash hauled and trees planted during 28th annual volunteer event

Volunteers planting seedlings

MDC seeks public input for Urich Access in Henry County

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 02, 2018

Public can comment in April on management plans for South Grand River access

Family netting a catfish

MDC offers free prescribed burn workshop for landowners April 3 in Independence

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 28, 2018

Free workshop will discuss fire as a tool for habitat management

MDC staff conducting a prescribed burn.

MDC's free Lake City Rendezvous is April 7 in Jackson County

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 28, 2018

Outdoor skills and tools of the fur trade celebrated at Lake City Shooting Range

1800s settlers

Peregrine falcon parents once again live on the web in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 27, 2018

MDC and partners provide web links to watch falcon nests

Falcon cam of nest.

Waterfowl and shorebirds are spring harbingers at wetlands

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 23, 2018

MDC conservation areas are good places to see migrating birds as spring arrives

shorebirds on a wetland

MDC and conservation partners donate archery and fishing gear to Kansas City police youth program

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 19, 2018

Donations benefit Police Athletic League of Kansas City

KC Mayor receiving archery tips.

MDC offers a Discover Nature—Girls Camp at Lake of the Ozarks June 26-28

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 14, 2018

Free camp will teach outdoor skills to girls ages 11-15

Girls getting ready to hop on a boat at girls camp.

MDC offers free prescribed burn workshop April 7 at Poosey Conservation Area in Livingston County

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 13, 2018

Participants are asked to register by March 30

MDC staff conduct a prescribed burn

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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