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MDC to hold two instructional float trips on James River

News from the region

Southwest
May 15, 2015

Programs to offer hands-on canoeing experience for beginning paddlers.

Canoe Trip

MDC Family Fishing Fair scheduled for Shepherd of the Hills

News from the region

Southwest
May 13, 2015

Young anglers will have opportunities to catch fish and learn about fishing at MDC's Family Fishing Fair June 6 at a specially stocked pool at MDC's Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery near Branson.

Young Angler

Kids' Fishing Day planned for Kellogg Lake June 6

News from the region

Southwest
May 12, 2015

Young anglers will have opportunities to catch fish and learn about fishing at the 14th annual Kids' Fishing Day on June 6 at Kellogg Lake.

MDC offers grant opportunities to communities

News from the region

Southwest
May 08, 2015

Upcoming meetings in Springfield, Joplin will focus on Community Conservation Grants.

urban gardens

New citizen conservation effort forming in southwest Missouri

News from the region

Southwest
May 07, 2015

MDC partnering with Harry S. Truman Coordinating Council on LEAF initiative.

MDC foresters say 17-year cicadas will raise a racket

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Southwest
May 05, 2015

Periodic cicada emergence will include western Missouri.

cicada

Youth fishing event set for Roaring River

News from the region

Southwest
May 01, 2015

Volunteers still needed to help with May 16 Kids' Fishing Day event

Kid Fishing with Woman

Bennett Spring to hold Kids' Fishing Day May 2

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 20, 2015

Education stations also will be part of free fishing event.

Boy Fishing

MDC to hold hunter education class in Greenfield

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 10, 2015

April 18 program to feature classroom portion in morning and skills session in afternoon.

Hunter Education Class

Citizen volunteers receive state conservation honors

News from the region

Southwest
Central
Apr 01, 2015

MDC volunteer and Master Naturalist chapter recognized at CFM banquet.

CFM Award to Springfield Plateau Master Naturalist Chapter

MDC program in Joplin highlights turkey hunting basics

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 30, 2015

Free April 1 clinic has good tips for youths and adults.

Turkey Hunting

MDC to hold beginning archery class in Joplin

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 30, 2015

Free April 18 clinic will be at Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center.

Archery

MDC marks Arbor Day recognition with April events

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 30, 2015

Southwest Missouri events will highlight benefits of trees.

Tree Planting

MDC honors Springfield schools for Arbor Day efforts

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 30, 2015

Tree-planting events are scheduled at several elementary schools across city in April.

Tree Planting

MDC's John Miller honored for career of nature interpretation

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 27, 2015

Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery's John Miller receives national lifetime achievement award.

John Miller

MDC Springfield Nature Center holding native plant sale and workshops April 4

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 20, 2015

Springfield Conservation Nature Center event has landscaping information for homeowners.

Milkweed

MDC Springfield Nature Center events focus on urban areas

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 17, 2015

Author-professor discusses the importance of native plants in two March 28 programs.

Native Plants

MDC plans archery instructor training class

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 17, 2015

Free April 10 class will be held at O'Reilly-Tefft Gym in Springfield.

MoNASP Training

MDC program to highlight turkey hunting fundamentals

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 17, 2015

Free March 28 clinic has good tips for youths and adults.

Tom Turkey Profile

MDC tree planting workshops scheduled for March

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 06, 2015

Free workshops planned for Cassville, Stockton and Joplin.

Two men planting a tree

MDC to hold deer meeting at Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 17, 2015

Public input is welcome at March 3 open house.

White Tailed Doe

Vultures to be focus of special MDC event on Feb. 21 in Branson

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 09, 2015

19th annual Vulture Venture program highlights birds' benefits to humans.

Vulture Venture

MDC's Springfield Nature Center to host renowned bird expert

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 09, 2015

Award-winning ornithologist John C. Robinson to speak Feb. 19 and 20.

Kids Watching Birds Through Binoculars

MDC to hold prescribed burn workshop in Springfield

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 26, 2015

Seminar scheduled for Feb. 17 at MDC Southwest Regional Office.

prescribed burning

MDC to hold prescribed burn workshop in Carthage

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 15, 2015

The Feb. 12 workshop is free, but participants are asked to register in advance.

Prescribed Fire

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MDC Media Staff

Bill Graham
(Kansas City), (Northwest)
Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
816-759-7305
Josh Hartwig
(Ozark), (Southeast)
Josh.hartwig@mdc.mo.gov
Southeast Regional Office
573-290-5730
Robert Hemmelgarn
(Central), (Northeast)
Robert.Hemmelgarn@mdc.mo.gov
Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center
(573) 815-7900
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