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MDC assists with annual Project Blue River Rescue

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 04, 2017

Volunteers plant trees, remove tons of trash and tires from river and shore

Volunteers planting trees.

MDC urges anglers to carefully discard used fishing line

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 28, 2017

Barred owl rescued from line entanglement shows dangers to wildlife

Barred Owl caught in discarded fishing line

MDC and partners provide unique peek at falcon nest in KC

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 27, 2017

Public can watch young falcons hatch and grow via live web camera

Peregrine falcons.

MDC hosts free Susan Flader presentation on Aldo Leopold

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 20, 2017

Flader will explore Leopold's Missouri ties April 4 at Discovery Center in KC

Aldo Leopold

MDC plans improvements for Schell-Osage wetlands

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 17, 2017

Changes will improve wetlands and also fishing at adjacent Schell Lake

Ducks floating on and flying over a wetland

MDC seeks public input for Burr Oak Woods plan

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 17, 2017

Citizens can offer ideas for area management through May 31

Burr Oak Woods trails

MDC reports eagle injured in March 6 tornado dies

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 14, 2017

Eagle was in care of University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center

injured eagle

MDC sends eagle injured by tornado to wildlife rehab

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 13, 2017

Eagle will be in care of University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center

Injured eagle

MDC accepting signups for Discover Nature — Girls Camp

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 06, 2017

Free outdoor skills camp for girls will be June 27-29 at Heit's Point Lutheran

Discover Nature Girls Camp

MDC offers free paddlefish snagging clinic April 15

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 27, 2017

Registration opens March 1 for clinic at Warsaw on Lake of the Ozarks

paddlefish snagging

MDC hosts talk by microbe expert Nicholas Money in KC

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 21, 2017

Free program will explore microbial life's vast diversity and ecological importance

Microbes

MDC offers free turkey hunting workshops in KC area

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 17, 2017

Participants will gain basic skills for hunting wild turkeys in spring season

tom turkeys

MDC offers guided prairie chicken viewing at Wah'Kon-Tah

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 15, 2017

Limited spots for public viewing are available March 18 or March 25.

prairie chicken

MDC offers free workshop for acreage owners on Feb. 22

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 15, 2017

Small land parcels can be managed to boost native wildlife, plants and trees.

indigo bunting

MDC offers free maple sugaring workshops on Feb. 18

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 09, 2017

Other trees can be tapped for sweet treats, too

Kids looking into a bucket with maple sap

MDC offers free Naturescaping Workshop March 18

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 31, 2017

Native plants for lawn and garden featured and for sale at Burr Oak Woods

Burr Oak Woods

MDC assigns veteran agent to Caldwell County

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 30, 2017

Sean Ernst joins conservation agent staff in northwest Missouri.

Sean Ernst

MDC welcomes comments on Schell-Osage area plan

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 19, 2017

Public is invited to a Jan. 26 open house to discuss planning for the area.

Ducks at Schell-Osage Conservation Area

MDC adds lake in Raymore to winter trout fishing program

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 18, 2017

Johnston Lake in Cass County stocked with rainbow trout on Jan. 18

Rainbow trout

MDC seeks public input for King Lake conservation plan

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 03, 2017

Public can comment in January on long-range management plans for the area

Bobwhite quail standing in the snow.

MDC and partners host Smithville Lake Eagle Days Jan. 7-8

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 22, 2016

Free event will include live raptor show and nature exhibits

eagle

MDC offers outdoor options in KC area during holidays

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 22, 2016

Free programs provide cabin fever relief

Snow-covered path in the woods at Burr Oak Woods

MDC crew moves fishing dock at Lake Jacomo

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 20, 2016

Move will improve fishing opportunities at the Jackson County park lake

fishing dock

MDC Parma Woods and Lake City ranges closed for weather

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 19, 2016

MDC Parma Woods and Lake City ranges in KC area closed Saturday for weather

MDC says frost flowers can be part of landscaping

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 16, 2016

Native plants in gardens and pollinator plantings can produce icy blooms in winter.

frost flower

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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