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MDC offers Discover Nature Girls Camp at SEMO Youth Camp

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 20, 2014

This free, three-day, two-night experience is aimed at introducing girls ages 11 to 15 to outdoor skills in a supportive learning environment.

Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

It’s a feeding frenzy at MDC Cape Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 07, 2014

Watch live feedings of resident reptiles, amphibians, and fish on March 20,

Speckled King Snake

MDC to add ADA-accessible fishing platforms and courtesy docks at Duck Creek CA

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 07, 2014
Duck Creek

Primitive is popular. Get with the times at MDC Cape Girardeau Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 05, 2014
AJ Hendershott holds an atlatl.

MDC Cape Nature Center to host survival skills program for teens

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 03, 2014

Registration is required for the March 22 free program.

Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

Experts will score antlers at Cape Nature Center event on Saturday

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 20, 2014

Bring your antler trophies from any past season to have them officially scored from 9 a.m. to noon, including shed antlers.

looking for antler sheds in a field

MDC promotes new wildlife supervisor for Southeast Missouri

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 11, 2014
Matt Bowyer

Cape Nature Center to host pond management workshop

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 11, 2014

The workshop is free but space is limited and advanced registration is required.

Nature Center hosts Native Plant & Garden Seminar

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 11, 2014

This free event is open to everyone ages 18 and up. Register by February 28.

Painted lady butterfly

MDC to hold Forestry Field Tour in Scott County for landowners

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 21, 2014

MDC to hold workshop in SEMO on prescribed fire as land, wildlife management tool

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 21, 2014

MDC offers Women’s Rabbit Hunt on Feb. 8 in SEMO

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 15, 2014

The registration deadline for the Feb. 8 event is Feb. 3.

Rabbit Hunter Holly Spain

DNA testing confirms canine shot in Wayne County is a wolf

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 13, 2014
Canine shot in Wayne County

Warm up with MDC Cape Nature Center activities

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 13, 2013

If you’re getting stir crazy in the midst of this freezing cold December weather, there’s plenty to do at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center.

DNA testing will help MDC determine if canine shot in Wayne County is a wolf

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 11, 2013
Canine shot in Wayne County

MDC fisheries biologist loves job, sampling fish populations

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 02, 2013
MDC Fisheries Management Biologist Salvador Mondragon

Fourth graders tour elk habitat at Peck Ranch Conservation Area

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 18, 2013
School Tour at Peck Ranch

Autumn colors inspire natural dye program at Cape Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 17, 2013
Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

MDC announces habitat status and changes for waterfowl hunters at southeast conservation areas

News from the region

St. Louis
Southeast
Oct 09, 2013
Duck Hunters

MDC stocks trout at Jackson’s Rotary Lake

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 04, 2013

Nov. 1 marks opening of catch-and-release winter trout season in lakes around the state.

rainbow trout

Join Cape Nature Center in fight against "Alien Invaders" at upcoming program

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 03, 2013

If you love the Men in Black movies, you’ll love Alien Invaders!

Soar into fall with Cape Girardeau Nature Center’s Hawk Watch

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 01, 2013
Photograph of osprey in flight

MDC seeks vandals who defaced Castor River Shut-Ins in southeast Missouri

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 27, 2013

A favorite conservation area in southeast Missouri has been defaced, and MDC officials are looking for the vandals.

Vandalism at Castor River Shut-Ins Image 1

MDC to teach fish cleaning, cooking at Cape Riverfront Market Oct. 5

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 25, 2013

This is an opportunity for people who aren’t comfortable cleaning fish to see how easy it really is, and to try a taste of these fish.

Fish Cleaning

Nickell to share stories of Swampeast Missouri at Cape Girardeau Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 20, 2013
Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

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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