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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 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 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 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 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 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 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

MDC offers free paddlefish snagging clinic April 14 at Warsaw

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 07, 2018

Registration required for clinic and opens on March 14

three snaggers haul in a paddlefish to their boat

MDC offers free youth turkey hunting clinic and hunt at Clinton March 31 and April 7

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 06, 2018

Clinic will introduce youths ages 11-15 to turkey hunting skills and strategies

Boy and adult hunting for turkeys.

MDC welcomes wild game chef Hank Shaw March 13 at Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 05, 2018

Learn how to prepare small game for extra-tasty table fare

Hank Shaw

MDC offers free jig and fly tying classes at Lee's Summit March 21 and March 28

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 05, 2018

Participants will learn how to make their own fishing lures

girl tying a fishing fly

MDC offers native plant landscape sessions in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 01, 2018

Free workshops offered in March and April at Burr Oak Woods and Gorman Discovery Center

native plants

MDC offers free turkey hunting workshops in KC area

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 01, 2018

Skill tips will help newcomers get started and teach veteran hunters new tactics

three wild turkeys in woods

MDC offers a Discover Nature — Girls Camp in Kansas City region June 26-28

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 21, 2018

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

Sign for Discover Nature Girls Camp

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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