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MDC offers Youth Basic Rifle Marksmanship course

News from the region

Southeast
May 07, 2015

MDC's Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center will host a Youth Basic Rifle Marksmanship course for ages 11 to 15 June 8 and 9.

MDC: Cape’s Nature Center offers Family Skills Sampler

News from the region

Southeast
May 07, 2015

Naturalists will teach families new outdoor skills they can use and enjoy for years to come.

MDC offers Woodland Field Day Workshop in Ironton

News from the region

Southeast
May 07, 2015

MDC will host a Woodland Field Day Workshop Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. in Ironton.

Thirteen-year periodical Cicadas expected to ring in noisy southeast Missouri summer

News from the region

Southeast
May 07, 2015

This summer may be a noisy one throughout parts of Southeast Missouri according to MDC. A brood of 13-year cicadas (Brood XXIII) that extends from Illinois to Louisiana will emerge in southeastern Missouri in mid-May.

Periodical cicada on branch

MDC’s Cape Nature Center program to focus on ticks and chiggers

News from the region

Southeast
May 01, 2015

The free program is 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 14.

tick

MDC: Cape Nature Center celebrates 10 years serving southeast Missouri

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 14, 2015
Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

MDC: Now’s the time to put out hummingbird feeders

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 07, 2015

The best way to keep them around is to have food ready for them when they arrive.

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Celebrate 10 years of MDC Cape Girardeau Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 06, 2015

Enjoy FREE celebration events May 1 and 2, and other free events and activities all year long.

Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

MDC Cape Nature Center event to feature live raptors, bird fun, facts and tips

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 03, 2015

Discover nature through Flights of Fancy from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 18.

Eagle Fishing

Volunteers needed for Cape LaCroix Creek cleanup April 25

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 26, 2015

Help clean the creek of litter, followed by lunch and thank you gifts.

Cape LaCroix Creek cleanup trash

MDC: Cape Nature Center offers four-part fishing course for youth

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 17, 2015
Discover Nature Fishing at Cape Nature Center

MDC: Protect young wildlife by leaving them alone

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 03, 2015

March 12 Nature Center at Night program will focus on young wildlife and what to do about them when they're encountered.

MDC offers grants, grant workshop for community tree care

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 26, 2015

MDC workshop on March 27 in Cape Girardeau will help with grant applications.

Community Tree Planting

MDC offers deer damage workshop at Cape Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 23, 2015

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a Deer Damage Workshop Tuesday, March 17, from 6:30 -8:30 p.m. at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center.

A White-tailed deer doe and fawn

MDC holding meeting in Cape on proposed deer reg changes

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 13, 2015

Share comments March 10 at MDC Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center.

Doe in Woods

MDC Cape Nature Center to host 10th annual Native Plant & Garden Seminar

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 10, 2015

The March 14 event is free, but seating is limited so register early.

Butterfly on Coneflower

MDC to hold landowner workshop in Malden

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 02, 2015

Class size is limited so preregistration is required by Feb. 20.

MDC Cape Nature Center hosts maple sugaring program

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 27, 2015
Maple Sugaring

MDC to co-host Eagle Days at Duck Creek CA and Mingo National Wildlife Refuge

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 26, 2015
Bald Eagle

MDC workshop shows prescribed fire as land, wildlife management tool

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 21, 2015
Prescribed Fire

Women: Celebrate nature and Valentine’s Day with MDC’s rabbit hunting clinic

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 14, 2015
rabbit

MDC talks winter turtle power

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 07, 2015

MDC biologist explains how our cold-blooded turtles survive the winter months.

southern painted turtle

Recycling Christmas trees can be one last holiday gift to nature

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 26, 2014
Christmas Tree

Champion Swamp Chestnut Oak tree crowned at Big Oak Tree State Park

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 04, 2014

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) traditionally crowns champion-sized trees throughout the state. Staying true to its name, Big Oak Tree State Park, near East Prairie, was just recognized as home to Missouri’s new champion Swamp Chestnut Oak tree.

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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