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Christmas trees can be one last gift to nature

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 21, 2017

Recycle your live Christmas tree by converting it to fish and wildlife habitat.

Christmas tree laying in the snow.

Cape Nature Center Christmas tree showcases natural beauty

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 19, 2017

Consider adding natural items such as pine cones and acorns to your own Christmas tree.

Christmas tree.

MDC implements new online registration for nature center programs

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 15, 2017

Create a profile and register for your next nature program at mdc.mo.gov/events

exterior view of Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

CORRECTION: Join MDC’s Cape Nature Center Saturday for Our Big Year Birdy Celebration

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 14, 2017

The original version of this press release listed the event day as Friday in the headline. The correct day is Saturday, Dec. 16.

a large flock of waterfowl fly over a wetland

Join MDC’s Cape Nature Center Friday for Our Big Year Birdy Celebration

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 13, 2017

Birding presentations, crafts, and cookies promise a good family time.

a mass number of waterfowl flying over a wetland

Join Cape Nature Center for nature photography program

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 01, 2017

Guest speaker Matt Miles will present his recent photography book: Missouri, Wild and Wonderful.

Doe in the water.

Feral hogs ruined youth’s first deer hunt

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 14, 2017

Reporting feral hog sightings is the best way to retain Missouri’s prime hunting opportunities.

Ethan Bryan

MDC: Public input sought for Bismarck Conservation Area

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 01, 2017

The management plan is open for public review until Nov. 30.

Dock and water.

Though drought has muted fall colors, Missouri is still a great place to be outdoors

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 24, 2017

Millstream Gardens, Amidon, Magnolia Hollow conservation areas are among best autumn viewing.

fall leaves

MDC stocks trout in southeast Missouri lakes

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 18, 2017

Stocking program includes lakes in Perryville, Farmington and Jackson.

rainbow trout being released by hand

MDC: Public input sought for Knob Lick, Gipsy, Perry tower sites

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 03, 2017

The tower site management plan is open for public review until Oct. 31.

View from Knob Lick Tower Site

MDC’s Cape Nature Center hosts Fall Festival Oct. 14

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 03, 2017

Live animal presentations and a crackling fire promise fun family time.

Barn Owl

Get to know the mighty Mississippi at MDC’s Day on the River

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 14, 2017

Join professional river experts on boat rides and get an up-close look at big river fish.

Kids catching fish at Day on the River at Riverfront Park in Cape Girardeau

Have a big year with the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 30, 2017

It’s not too late to start counting bird species and join in the fun and learning.

Ladies trying to identify birds by sight and sound.

MDC invites public to learn more about prescribed fire

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 29, 2017

Workshop scheduled for Sept. 30 at Sloan Conservation Area in Dade County.

Prescribed fire.

MDC sets new bait-collection regulation to keep Asian carp out of Wappapello, Clearwater lakes

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 24, 2017

Anglers can help everyone who recreates at the lakes by preventing the spread of Asian carp.

MDC staff person holding silver carp

Celebrate the importance of insects at Cape Nature Center’s Insect-O-Rama Aug. 19

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 10, 2017

Join naturalists for an insect zoo, take an insect hike, and make buggy crafts.

Hercules Beetle.

Bring more deer, wild turkeys, quail, collared lizards to your property

News from the region

Southeast
Ozark
Aug 10, 2017

MDC, USDA, NRCS partner to help fund habitat improvement costs on private land.

Collared Lizard resting on a glade.

Register now for Cape Nature Center’s Floatin’ on the River event

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 04, 2017

This event is for experienced paddlers as an opportunity to float the Mississippi River with experts.

Canoes floating on the river.

MDC, MBRC host 19th annual Take a Kid Fishing Clinic

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 24, 2017

Conservation agents will lead archery activities and offer boat rides while families fish together.

Participants at Take a Kid Fishing Clinic

Get info and share opinions at MDC 80th Anniversary Open House at Cape Nature Center Aug. 8

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 18, 2017

Give feedback on MDC regulations, infrastructure, priorities, and conservation issues.

Cape Nature Center Exterior Image

MDC: Public input sought for Oak Ridge Conservation Area

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 05, 2017

The Oak Ridge CA management plan is open for public review until July 31.

Woods at Oak Ridge Conservation Area.

MDC biologists band Canada geese in Southeast Missouri

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 30, 2017

Survival and harvest rates collected influence hunting season lengths and limits.

MDC Wildlife Regional Supervisor Matt Bowyer shows Nolan, 7, of Jackson how to place a band on a Canada goose at Cape County Park North.

Seniors get big benefits from outdoor activities

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 29, 2017

Hiking, hunting, gardening and volunteering are just a few senior-friendly activities.

Jamie Koehler, assistant manager at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, and Judy Lang, a nature center volunteer, install a bee hotel in a native plant garden.

MDC’s Discover Nature Girls Camp teaches outdoor skills, builds confidence

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 23, 2017

Teaching outdoor skills from an early age helps girls continue traditions of hunting and fishing.

Group pic of participants at Discover Nature Girls Camp at Wappapello Lake.

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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