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MDC Discover Nature Girls Camp imparts new outdoor skills, fun outdoor memories

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 25, 2014

Our goal with this camp is to get more young women involved in the outdoors and conservation.

Discover Nature Girls Camp

MDC and partners holding landowner workshops on Farm Bill programs and other assistance

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 11, 2014

Preregistration for August workshops is required by July 31.

Chop and Drop Edgefeathering

Join MDC to Cruise a Creek in Jackson July 19

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 03, 2014

Join the Creek Cruisin' event July 19 at Hubble Creek in Jackson City Park.

Boy Views Underwater Creatures

Float the Mighty Mississippi with MDC Naturalists

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 03, 2014

The program begins with a safety presentation Aug. 15 at the nature center. On Aug. 16, participants will be led by naturalists and biologists on a 13-mile float from Trail of Tears State Park to Red Star Access.

Mississippi River

MDC offers Bowhunter Education Certification Course for Southeast Region

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 10, 2014

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a Bowhunter Education Certification Course, June 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Elk’s Lodge in Perryville.

Bow Hunting

Cape Nature Center awarded 2014 Trip Advisor certificate of excellence

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 09, 2014

The Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award.

Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

MDC holding deer management open house June 24 in Jackson

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 02, 2014

Stop by to learn about Department deer management goals and share your opinions.

A 10-point white-tailed deer buck stands in a field.

MDC welcomes new natural history biologist

News from the region

Southeast
May 30, 2014

Duck Creek CA to temporarily close Pool 1 for improvements

News from the region

Southeast
May 29, 2014
Photo shows American lotus flower pod at Duck Creek CA

Janzow photo exhibit highlights southeast Missouri diversity

News from the region

Southeast
May 28, 2014

The exhibit is free and available to view any time during normal operating hours at the nature center, Tuesday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Photo Exhibit by Marcus Janzow

MDC hosts Youth Bowfishing Clinic

News from the region

Southeast
May 22, 2014

Participants will learn the basics of bowfishing on June 13 before trying the sport on June 14. Registration is required.

Young Man Bowfishing

Heavy rains impact wildlife, demonstrate value of wetlands

News from the region

Southeast
May 15, 2014

June events at Twin Pines focus on harvesting natural skills

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
May 14, 2014
Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Cape Nature Center: June ‘Families in Nature’ event set with two fun-filled sessions

News from the region

Southeast
May 09, 2014

Registration is required and begins May 15.

Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

Conservation Department urges state-wide vigilance to protect white-tailed deer

News from the region

Southwest
Ozark
Southeast
May 06, 2014

Anyone who sees sick deer should report it to their local conservation agent or office.

A white-tailed deer doe and fawn with spots.

Cape Nature Center hosts teen canoeing event

News from the region

Southeast
May 06, 2014
Allred Lake

Fishing rod and reel loaner program added to Farmington, Bonne Terre libraries

News from the region

Southeast
May 06, 2014
Fishing rod and reel loaner program added to Farmington, Bonne Terre libraries

Maramec Spring Hatchery hosts Kids' Free Fishing Day

News from the region

Southeast
May 06, 2014

Young anglers will have opportunities to catch fish and learn about fishing at Maramec Spring Hatchery’s Kids’ Fishing Day on May 17 in St. James.

Angling for Trout

Poplar Bluff man sets new state record with spotted sucker

News from the region

Southeast
May 05, 2014

Tyler Goodale of Poplar Bluff reeled in a record setting spotted sucker at Duck Creek Conservation Area.

Record Setting Spotted Sucker

MDC Cape Nature Center offers free WildHeart concert on Friday

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 24, 2014

This Parent’s Choice® and Emmy Award® winning family group of conservation educators and entertainers focuses on bringing the heart of the wild to the heart of the child.

WildHeart Musical Group

Volunteers needed to Bash Trash at Cape LaCroix Creek

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 02, 2014

This year’s event is scheduled for April 26. Registration is requested.

photo of Peanut the red-eared slider turtle

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.

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MDC Media Staff

Bill Graham
(Kansas City), (Northwest)
Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
816-759-7305
Josh Hartwig
(Ozark), (Southeast)
Josh.hartwig@mdc.mo.gov
Southeast Regional Office
573-290-5730
Robert Hemmelgarn
(Central), (Northeast)
Robert.Hemmelgarn@mdc.mo.gov
Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center
(573) 815-7900
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