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MDC, partner agencies host public meeting March 18 to discuss Castor River watershed health

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 07, 2019
Communication between the public and regulating agencies enables better management.
Castor River

MDC Cape Nature Center brings nature into rural classrooms

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 05, 2019
Dexter and Oran third through fifth graders dissected owl pellets and learned about food chains.
staff person teaches two kids

Missouri Conservation Commission approves crappie regulation change at Wappapello Lake

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 22, 2019
The new regulation is effective March 1.
two MDC staff in boat each hold two crappie

Cape Nature Center announces March programs

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 15, 2019
Programs include Hiking, Native Plant Seminar, Archery Basics and more.
Kids in Cape Nature Center Play Area

There’s still time to register for Cape Nature Center’s hike at Seventy-Six CA

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 11, 2019
Register now for this hike along river views and bluffs.
Sign of Seventy-Six Conservation Area

MDC: Trout harvest begins Feb. 1

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 25, 2019
Trout lakes in Jackson, Farmington and Perryville are stocked and ready.
holding a rainbow trout

Eagle Days event near Puxico is canceled, but eagles can still be viewed independently

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 25, 2019
Bald eagles are starting to nest across southeast Missouri and can be seen along area waterways.
bald eagle perched in tree

MDC Cape Nature Center hosts tree tapping and maple sugaring programs

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 18, 2019
Tis’ the season for maple sugaring and sap collecting.
people tapping a maple tree

Cape Nature Center: Wolves, Predators of the Past and Present

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 18, 2019
It’s more likely that track belongs to a coyote or other mammal, instead of a wolf.
drawing of wolf

Cape Nature Center kicks off “Year of the Fish” Jan. 26

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 15, 2019
Celebrate a year full of learning about fish with games, programs, crafts, snacks and more.
bass fishing

MDC will host prescribed fire workshop in Cape Girardeau, Feb. 12

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 08, 2019
Prescribed fire is a useful tool for land and wildlife management.
Using Prescribed Fire

Cape Nature Center features a Year of Fish for 2019

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 20, 2018
Similar to a big birding year, nature programs throughout the year will feature native fish species.
girl holding bass

MDC offers candlelit wood walk Dec. 14 in Cape Girardeau

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 06, 2018
No registration is needed for this nighttime nature experience.
Cape Girardeau Nature Center Trails

MDC: Duck Creek CA enters final phase of Golden Anniversary Wetlands Initiative

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 29, 2018
Construction on the area will begin Dec. 3.
Mallards in flight and on pond at Duck Creek

Coon Island CA waterfowl hunters can expect great marsh habitat, no flooded timber this year

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 20, 2018

Keeping timber units dry will protect the new generation of red oak seedlings.

Coon Island Conservation Area sign

MDC invites community planners to special workshops

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 15, 2018
City and county planners can learn how conservation can benefit urban landscapes
native plants in landscaping plans

Wetland managers share tips as duck season approaches

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 01, 2018
Available hunting locations depend on rain and tree dormancy, but local habitat conditions are good.
duck hunter in camo

MDC foresters say southeast Missouri fall color is crawling in

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 23, 2018

Some yellow hues appeared early while many trees are still green.

Beautiful yellow foliage

MDC stocks trout in southeast Missouri lakes as winter trout season approaches

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 16, 2018
Trout will arrive in Jackson, Perryville and Farmington lakes before the Nov. 1 opener.
rainbow trout in hand

MDC’s Cape Nature Center hosts Fall Festival Oct. 20

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 12, 2018
Live animal presentations and a crackling fire promise fun family time.
2 persimmons on maple leaf.

MDC invites public to meeting on CWD in Perryville Oct. 23

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 11, 2018

The meeting is at the Perry Park Center from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

CWD deer.

CWD public meeting is tonight at Cape Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 09, 2018

Learn about Chronic Wasting Disease, what it is and how you can help protect Whitetail deer.

CWD deer.

MDC: Cape Nature Center’s kid’s fishing pond stocked with tagged fish for prizes

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 04, 2018
Prizes include t-shirts and basic fishing tackle.
Fisheries Management Biologist Salvador Mondragon displays a catfish just before tagging it and releasing it into the kid's fishing pond at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center.

MDC: Space available in next week’s Cape Girardeau longbow-making workshop Oct. 4

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 28, 2018

Craft your own hickory longbow from start to finish.

People making longbows.

MDC presents free Waterfowl Warmup Sporting Clays Shoot in Puxico Oct. 6

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 28, 2018
Hunters may practice shooting clay targets in various waterfowl hunting scenarios.
two young waterfowl hunters in blind

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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