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MDC to close Lost Valley Hatchery Nov. 11 for CWD testing

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 07, 2017

Visitor center closed while MDC uses parking lot to sample hunter harvested deer

Lost Valley Hatchery

MDC teaches venison preparation skills on Nov.18

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 06, 2017

Free Discovery Center event features chefs cooking venison and atlatl instruction

person processing hanging deer

MDC seeks public input for Perry Conservation Area plan

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 01, 2017

Public can comment in November on area's long-range management plan

Man with binoculars at Perry Conservation Area

MDC hosts 80th anniversary open house in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 30, 2017

Anita Gorman presented with Irwin T. Bode Award for conservation service

People at MDC open house in Kansas City

MDC and partners to host Be My Neighbor Day Nov. 4

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 23, 2017

KCPT TV celebrates Daniel Tiger and good neighbors for people and nature

MDC staff reading to children

MDC to host 80th anniversary open house Oct. 26 in KC

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 16, 2017

Public can give feedback on regulations, infrastructure, priorities, and conservation issues

Discovery Center in Kansas City

MDC offers free HOWLoween fun Oct. 20 in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 10, 2017

Family event at Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center features nature displays

HOWLoween event

MDC seeks public input for Parma Woods Shooting Range

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 02, 2017

Public can comment in October on shooting range management plans

Parma Woods Shooting Range

MDC seeks public input for Gorman Discovery Center plan

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 02, 2017

Public can comment in October on long-range management plan

Hiking on trails

What Was I Scared of? Find out Oct. 7

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 29, 2017

MDC's Burr Oak Woods offers free fun family event

Child

MDC hosts Family Outdoors Day at Reed Area

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 26, 2017

Sept. 23 event drew families exploring the outdoors

Fishing at the Reed Area

MDC hosts free Family Outdoors Day Sept. 23

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 12, 2017

Learn about fishing, hunting and wildlife at James A. Reed Area in Lee's Summit

Two girls fishing.

What Was I Scared of?

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 07, 2017

MDC's Burr Oak Woods offers free event to remove crawly critter fright

Little girl looking at a spider.

MDC offers free monarch butterfly tagging events

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 31, 2017

Learn about monarch migrations and native plants that help them

Monarch butterfly

MDC to host free youth dove clinic and hunt at Warsaw

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 11, 2017

Clinic Aug. 27 and field trip Sept. 2 will teach youths hunting and safety skills

Little boy shooting a dove.

MDC seeks public input for Poague Conservation Area plan

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 01, 2017

Public can comment in August on management plans for area in Henry County

Largemouth bass.

MDC hosts free outdoor skills Ladies Night Out Aug. 15

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 31, 2017

Archery, atlatl, fire starting, games, and crafts on tap

Lady shooting an atlatl

MDC to host free warm season grazing workshop Aug. 18

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 31, 2017

Sessions and farm tour will cover native prairie grass benefits and grazing tips

Cattle grazing.

MDC confirms zebra mussels in three Jackson County lakes

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 24, 2017

Officials ask boaters to take precautions to prevent spread of destructive mussels.

mass of zebra mussels

MDC to host free family summer camp night July 28 in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 14, 2017

Summer in the City camp night offers fun activities at MDC Gorman Discovery Center.

Kids at MDC summer camp

MDC says emerald ash borer now in Andrew County

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 14, 2017

Non-native insect kills native Missouri ash trees

Emerald Ash Borer side view

MDC hosting Big Buffalo Creek private land workshop

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 30, 2017

Free July 15 workshop will help property owners manage to help fish and wildlife

Big Buffalo Creek

MDC to host free Missouri River trip Aug. 1 in KC area

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 27, 2017

Summer tour by motorboat to see wildlife and the river's varied scenery

Touring the Missouri River by boat

MDC offers free alternative fishing methods class June 24

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 20, 2017

A free workshop also offered July 8 on how to clean and cook catfish

Blue catfish are among the catfish often caught by anglers using alternative methods such as jug lines or trot lines.

Discover Nature Schools intertwines learning and nature

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Jun 16, 2017

MDC hosted EPiC Elementary of Liberty for June 14 field trip tied to program

Discover Nature Schools Field Trip

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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