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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.

MDC Wild Edibles: First Time Hickory Nut Pie

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 26, 2014

By A. J. Hendershott, Missouri Department of Conservation Outreach and Education Regional Supervisor

Hickory Nut Pie
Private Lands Conservationist Kara McSpadden

MDC: How to help winter wildlife

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 19, 2014
Red Headed Woodpecker

Celebrate the holidays with help from MDC Cape Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 12, 2014
Cape Girardeau Nature Center has several holiday-themed events

MDC reminds hunters to be wary of sinkholes

News from the region

Southwest
Ozark
Southeast
Nov 06, 2014

Advance scouting can help hunters identify sinkholes and other topographical hazards.

Sinkhole

MDC encourages sending butternut tree seeds to state nursery

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Oct 24, 2014

The butternut tree needs all the help it can get.

Forestry staff shows leaves of butternut tree

MDC stocks trout at Jackson’s Rotary Lake

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 21, 2014
Rotary Lake Sign

MDC: Risk of encountering stinging caterpillars in Missouri is minimal

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 17, 2014
Puss Caterpillar

MDC Cape Nature Center hosts Duck Decoy Carving program

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 16, 2014
Duck Decoy Program at Cape Nature Center

MDC Cape Nature Center invites 7 to 11 year olds to learn outdoor cooking

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 09, 2014

Capacity is limited for this program, so the Cape Nature Center will begin taking reservations on Nov. 1.

Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

MDC Cape Nature Center prepares for Fall Festival

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 09, 2014
Great Horned Owl

MDC and DU to dedicate newly renovated Duck Creek Conservation Area

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 01, 2014

Conservation Department teaches fish cleaning, cooking at Cape Riverfront Market

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 25, 2014
Fish Cleaning

MDC recognizes Wayne County man as Southeast Region Logger of the Year

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 22, 2014

Congratulations to Jeff Skaggs, owner of Skaggs Logging in Wayne County, on being named MDC's 2014 Southeast Region Logger of the Year.

2014 Southeast Logger of the Year

MDC hosts A Day on the River: A National Hunting and Fishing Day event

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 15, 2014
A Day on the River in Cape Girardeau

MDC welcomes new wildlife management biologist to southeast Missouri

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 12, 2014
Ryan Dirnberger

View ‘Caterpillars with Character’ through September at MDC Cape Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 08, 2014
Caterpillars with Character

MDC Cape Nature Center hosts Missouri author-artist duo

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 05, 2014

View Glines' presentation Friday evening and return to the nature center on Saturday to watch O'Donnell and his students as they paint natural scenes surrounding the nature center. No registration is required.

Painting Missouri: The Counties en Plein Air

MDC youth waterfowl hunting clinic offered Oct. 4

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 04, 2014
Youth Waterfowl Hunter

Fishing clinic reels fathers in first

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 04, 2014

Connect to Conservation at SEMO District Fair

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 03, 2014

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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