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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

Cape Nature Center offers tips, programs to make spring work for your big birding year

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 23, 2017

Have a big birding year by getting outside, attending nature events and improving habitat.

Bluebirds

MDC changes catfish regulations for five Southeast Missouri lakes

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 23, 2017

Regulations will effect Typwappity Community, Buford Pond, Giessing, Hager and Thomas lakes.

Channel Catfish

MDC Cape Nature Center to host 12th annual Native Plant & Garden Seminar

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 17, 2017

The event features tips and presentations on native plants, wildlife damage,herbs, mushrooms and more.

purple poppy mallow

Teacher says MDC naturalists brought ‘whole new level of learning’ to her students

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 16, 2017

Cape Nature Center naturalists present Lewis and Clark programs to local classrooms.

Teachers teaching students about the outdoors and Lewis and Clark.

Get ready for spring with a Conservation Destination

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 16, 2017

MDC Naturalists say a hike is a great way for birders to see new bird species.

bird

Show your love of nature this Valentine’s Day

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 10, 2017

The Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center has several events to help celebrate the holiday.

Cape Nature Center

New Madrid County R-1 Middle School is the 600th school in the MoNASP program

News from the region

Statewide
Southeast
Feb 06, 2017

More than half a million Missouri children have participated in the archery extra-curricular program.

New Madrid Country R-1 Middle School Students

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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