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MDC, NWTF partnered with Stars and Stripes Museum for JAKES event in Bloomfield

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 13, 2017

JAKES program is dedicated to educating youth in wildlife conservation and wise stewardship.

participants at JAKES event

MDC: Big fish equal big prizes at Cape Nature Center’s kid’s fishing pond

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 12, 2017

Prizes include t-shirts, basic fishing tackle and a drawing for a spin cast fishing combo.

Girl pond fishing with adult man

Cape Nature Center Hosts Birding Walks For Great Missouri Birding Trail

News from the region

Southeast
May 26, 2017

The timely event fits perfectly with Cape Nature Center’s Big Birding Year.

Great Missouri Birding Trail participants at Cape Girardeau Nature Center

MDC celebrates the Great Missouri Birding Trail Friday at Cape Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
May 23, 2017

Nature enthusiasts of all skill levels will appreciate this special event.

Cape Nature Center Great Missouri Birding Trail

Conservation agents partner with other local law enforcement for Kids N’ Cops event

News from the region

Southeast
May 16, 2017

Outdoor fun is a great atmosphere for building community connections.

Kids and several MDC agents along with other local agencies pose for a photo with children who attended the event.

MDC says summertime is for the birds

News from the region

Southeast
May 11, 2017

Naturalists encourage bird baths, feeding and keeping an eye out for summertime nesters.

American Goldfinch

MDC research assistants experience ‘whole different world’ underground

News from the region

Southeast
May 11, 2017

From the dark, confined spaces to wildly weird wildlife, working in caves proves exciting.

Sindupa De Silva

Celebrate Great Missouri Birding Trail in Rolla May 12

News from the region

Central
Ozark
Southeast
Southwest
May 10, 2017

MDC and Missouri Bird Conservation Foundation invite birders and others to FREE birding event.

Great Missouri Birding Trail logo

MDC postpones Wappapello Lake open house meetings due to flooding

News from the region

Southeast
May 02, 2017

Biologists will wait to present crappie data until local flooding resolves.

Wappapello Lake flooding

Build a better world with May programs at Cape Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 28, 2017

Discover Nature in May with music, Bio Blitz, and hikes.

Cape Girardeau Nature Center.

Pretend to be a biologist at Cape Nature Center’s Bio Blitz May 6

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 27, 2017

Participants will learn to identify plant and bug species, gauge health of the local environment.

Child at Cape Nature Center

MDC assigns new conservation agent for Stoddard County

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 20, 2017

MDC has named Michael Collins as the new conservation agent for Stoddard County.

Conservation Agent Michael Collins

Celebrate Great Missouri Birding Trail at Cape Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 20, 2017

MDC and Missouri Bird Conservation Foundation invite birders and others to this special event.

Great Missouri Birding Trail logo

MDC seeks comments from Wappapello Lake anglers at upcoming open house meetings

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 17, 2017

Biologists will present recent data and hear from anglers May 4, 9 and 11.

MDC biologist holding two crappie

Apply now for MDC TRIM grants to help communities, schools and nonprofits

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 07, 2017

Grants assist with tree planting, inventory, removal, pruning and employee training.

oak leaves

Sign up now for MDC’s Discover Nature Girls’ Camp

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 06, 2017

This free, three day camp helps girls learn outdoor skills to last a lifetime.

Discover Nature Girls Camp Participants

Cape Girardeau Nature Center seeks volunteers

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 05, 2017

Volunteers can help maintain native gardens, present nature programs and more.

Volunteer Ome Hayward

Celebrate Earth Day at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 04, 2017

‘A Southeast Earth Day’ will focus on trees for everyone.

A woodpecker in a tree.

Public input sought for three Southeast Region Conservation Areas

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 03, 2017

The management plans are open for public review until April 30.

conservation area

MDC biologists document endangered grotto sculpin nest sites

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 28, 2017

Out of all the places in the world, the grotto sculpin is found only in Perry County.

grotto sculpin

Feathered Friends event continues big birding year at Cape Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 23, 2017

Pick up free birding lists at the center during regular business hours or at scheduled birding events.

male and female bluebird

Take steps to avoid conflict with snakes and bears as they spring forth

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 16, 2017

Springtime weather means wildlife will be active.

black rat snake

MDC certifies state champion tupelo at Allred Lake in Butler County

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 13, 2017

The tree has a circumference of 322 inches, a height of 90 feet and a crown spread of 46 feet.

MDC Resource Assistant William Cato standing by the state champion tree.

MDC partners with East Prairie to manage K.S. Simpkins Park Pond

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 08, 2017

MDC’s Community Assistance Program offers close-to-home fishing opportunities throughout the state.

Channel catfish in the water.

Public input sought for Crowley's Ridge CA, Hawn and Old Plantation Accesses

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 02, 2017

The management plans are open for public review until March 31.

Crowley's Ridge Conservation Area

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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