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MDC: Public input sought for Coldwater Conservation Area

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 02, 2016

The area management plan is open for public review in June.

Wooded area at Coldwater Conservation Area

MDC hosts Hunter Education Skills Session at Perryville Elks Lodge

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 02, 2016

Register online for the July 29 course.

Father and son wearing hunter orange return from a successful turkey hunt. The boy has a turkey over his shoulder.

One man, three counties, 19 wildlife violations

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 02, 2016

Farmington man’s catfish wasn’t taken by a legal method.

Anthony Stacy Illegal Catfish

MDC Cape Nature Center hosts Youth Pond Catfishing Clinic June 11

News from the region

Southeast
May 12, 2016

Ages 7 to 17 can learn the time-honored skill of fishing for catfish.

A shooter evaluates his pattern on a turkey-shaped target

MDC: Invasive Emerald Ash Borer continues to threaten Missouri’s ash trees

News from the region

Southeast
May 12, 2016

Southeast Missouri hosts two thirds of the state’s known invasive population.

Map of Missouri displaying where EAB have been recorded.

MDC Cape Nature Center offers Father's Day Fishing: Pond to Plate

News from the region

Southeast
May 10, 2016

Missouri is a great place to fish and fishing is a great way to celebrate Father’s Day.

A man watches as his daughter reels in her line.

MDC: Youth Bowfishing Clinic scheduled for June 10 in Cape Girardeau

News from the region

Southeast
May 03, 2016
A young bowfishing boy takes aim from a boulder on a river bank.

MDC Cape Nature Center hosts Wild Heart in concert this Friday

News from the region

Southeast
May 03, 2016

Bring the family for this fun, free nature-filled event.

Wild Heart performs outdoors

MDC Cape Nature Center hosts two June canoeing programs

News from the region

Southeast
May 03, 2016

Learn to discover Missouri from a paddler’s view, the way it might’ve looked in the 1800s.

Two people in a canoe paddle down a calm river.

MDC hosts Kids’ Fishing Day on May 14 at Maramec Spring Park

News from the region

Southeast
Central
Apr 29, 2016

Kids ages 15 years and under can discover the fun of trout fishing at free all-day event.

Trout Fishing

Marble Hill partners with MDC to manage Pellegrino Lake

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 27, 2016

A grand opening of the lake is set for May 21 with fishing activities for the public.

Pelligrino Lake

MDC Cape Nature Center says ‘Don’t let your bucket list rust’

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 22, 2016

Fishin’ Magicians program inspires guests to get outdoors.

Fishin’ Magicians Amy Short and Steve Craig

MDC: Cape Nature Center presents Bats of Missouri program Wednesday

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 21, 2016

Though portrayed by Hollywood as scary, the real scary story is the current plight of native bats.

Bat

MDC Cape Nature Center holds Earth Day celebration Saturday

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 21, 2016

The nature center will celebrate Earth Day this Saturday with A Southeast Earth Day.

Flowers in the foreground line a pond at Cape Girardeau Nature Center

MDC: This fox says ‘Don’t litter!’

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 08, 2016

A plastic bag is to blame for the loss of a fox’s back leg.

Injured Red Fox

MDC Little River Conservation Area open for use

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 08, 2016
A family fishes off a dock at Little River conservation area

MDC: Cape Nature Center offers wildflower walks

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 01, 2016

Now is the time to get out and enjoy the colorful show of wildflowers in southeast Missouri.

Purple-colored rose verbena grow along a trail.

MDC’s Cape Nature Center program takes the guesswork out of exploring nature with tots

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 01, 2016

Shared nature experiences with parents can open up a whole new world for the youngest nature lovers.

A mother plays with her toddler at a small table

MDC seeks public input for Southeast Regional Office, Cape Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 01, 2016

These management plans are open for public review in April.

a plot of wildflowers grow near a pond at Cape Girardeau Nature Center

MDC Cape Nature Center, Southeast Missouri State University partner to present The Messenger

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 01, 2016

Songbird documentary chronicles the struggle of songbirds worldwide.

A songbird sits on top of a purple wildflower

MDC: Apply now for Discover Nature Girls Camp

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 31, 2016

Applications for this free summer camp must be received by April 22.

Three girls with practice rifles walk down a trail.

MDC: Buoy near Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge tests water quality

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 31, 2016

Scientists ask boaters to be careful not to harm the delicate buoy as they pass under the bridge.

A yellow buoy tests water quality near a bridge

MDC: Get involved in spring cleanup events in Cape Girardeau

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 29, 2016

Volunteers sought to clean up Cape Girardeau’s riverfront and Cape LaCroix Creek.

Cape LaCroix Creek cleanup trash

MDC-tagged paddlefish logging as many as 500 miles in migration

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 25, 2016
Swimming paddlefish

MDC hosts ‘Veterans of Valor’ spring turkey hunt April 24-26

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 18, 2016

Disabled veterans may apply for this hunt until March 31.

Close up of a turkey with its tail fanned out.

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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