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MDC's Springfield Nature Center schedules May events

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 16, 2019

Primitive skills event and Ding Darling program highlight May schedule.

flint knapping

MDC invites veterans to fish for free at Bennett Spring

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 15, 2019

Veterans get a day of free fishing at Bennett Spring State Park on April 27.

veteran fishing

MDC invites public to celebrate Earth Day

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 12, 2019

Events planned for Springfield Nature Center, Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery.

Women walking nature trail at Springfield Conservation Nature Center

MDC, MCFC honors CoxHealth for tree care efforts

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 12, 2019

Organization's grounds crew receives Missouri Arbor Award of Excellence.

CoxHealth receives 2018 MO Arbor Award of Excellence

MDC, City of Monett trying to quash false reports of tree pest

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 10, 2019

Homeowners asked to be wary of people offering tree service solutions to EAB problems

tree service scam

MDC invites public to mushroom identification program

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 05, 2019

Free program scheduled for April 20 at Walter Woods Conservation Area.

morel mushroom

MDC marks Arbor Day recognition with April events

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 02, 2019

Events across southwest Missouri will highlight benefits of trees.

People planting a tree.

MDC seeks public input for Fort Crowder, Bicentennial areas

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 02, 2019

Citizens can common on management plans for both areas throughout April.

Mort Walker Trail

MDC invites teachers to archery instructor training class

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 01, 2019

April 5 class in Spokane prepares instructors for MoNASP curriculum.

Teachers training on archery range.

Public can get catfish-catching tips at April 13 MDC clinic

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 29, 2019

Free program at Walter Woods Conservation Area will feature fishing opportunities

Two catfish in water

March 30 MDC program focuses on snakes, turtles, lizards

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 26, 2019

Live reptiles will be part of program at Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center.

Black snake

MDC invites public to native plant sale and workshop April 6 in Springfield

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 22, 2019
Springfield Conservation Nature Center event has good information for homeowners.
Butterfly Milkweed in Bloom

MDC invites public to learn about turkey hunting basics

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 21, 2019
Free April 3 clinic at Walter Woods Conservation Area has tips for all levels of experience.
turkey hunter calling in a bird

New Stockton Lake spotted bass regulation increases opportunity

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 15, 2019
MDC's aim is to benefit anglers, other sportfish populations with new length limit.
Spotted bass on measuring tray

MDC invites public to learn about turkey hunting basics

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 14, 2019
Free clinics at Dalton Range, Springfield Nature Center, will have tips for youths and adults.
two turkey hunters in camo sitting against tree

Springfield Nature Center announces April events

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 12, 2019
Native plant sale and workshop are among highlights on April schedule.
Springfield Nature Center Sign

Learn about spring migratory birds at March 15 MDC event

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 08, 2019
Free Springfield Nature Center program covers species that migrate through this region.
common yellowthroat

MDC invites public to Springfield Nature Center archery clinic

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 08, 2019
Free March 15 program will teach basics and offer hands-on opportunities.
man shoots bow and arrow

MDC honors Watershed Committee of the Ozarks

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 05, 2019
Organization gets partnership award for environmental stewardship and education efforts.
Watershed Center sign

MDC invites public to take part in March hiking programs

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 04, 2019
Free programs scheduled for March 12, March 16 at Springfield Nature Center.
two hikers on trail

MDC invites public to crappie seminar in Springfield March 12

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Southwest
Mar 01, 2019
Free program at Springfield Nature Center offers tips for hooking this popular fish.
crappie on hook

MDC invites community conservation planners to workshop

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 01, 2019
Free workshop in Springfield has information on how conservation benefits urban landscapes.
native flowers in urban area

MDC reschedules purple martin program for March 9

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 01, 2019
Forecast of bad weather forces postponement of March 2 event at Springfield Nature Center.
purple martin on martin house

MDC workshop has tips on caring for trees after ice storm

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 21, 2019
Free workshop is scheduled for March 5 in El Dorado Springs.
trees damaged by ice storms

MDC invites public to March 2 program at Springfield Nature Center on purple martins

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 14, 2019
Learn how to provide a nesting site for a colony of these beneficial birds.
purple martin on martin house

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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) 815-7901
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