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NWTF, MDC to hold youth outdoors event Sept. 29 in Jasper County

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 20, 2018
Kids can try archery, shotgun shooting, and other activities at event in Jasper County.
agent shows deer pelt to onlookers at outdoor presentation

Help celebrate Springfield Nature Center's 30th anniversary

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 14, 2018

Special programs Oct. 5, 6, 7 at MDC facility highlight weekend of anniversary festivities.

Springfield Conservation Nature Center Sign

MDC invites public to meeting on CWD in Bolivar Oct. 4

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 13, 2018
Get information on what can be done to limit the spread of this deadly deer disease.
white-tailed buck showing signs of chronic wasting disease

MDC plans state-of-the-art renovations at Roaring River Hatchery

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 12, 2018
Sept. 21 ground-breaking event will begin construction at MDC trout hatchery.
Roaring River Hatchery sign with hatchery in background

MDC seeks public input in September on Pleasant Hope Conservation Area

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 05, 2018
Citizens can comment on area's management plan throughout September.
Pleasant Hope Conservation Area Sign

MDC invites public to native plant sale Sept. 22 in Joplin

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 29, 2018
Event will be 9 a.m.-noon at Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center.
family looks over native plants in pots for sale

MDC's Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery hits visitor milestone

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 20, 2018

Facility's Conservation Center gets eight millionth visitor in July.

Family pictured at Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery.

Area hunter education teachers get state honors from MDC

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 17, 2018
Headlee, Underwood, Milligan win state awards, Gray earns regional recognition.
Rick Headlee getting Missouri's Bowhunter Instructor of the Year award

Have fun with insects at MDC's Insect-O-Rama on Aug. 17

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 10, 2018
No registration required for free event at Springfield Conservation Nature Center.
dragonfly

Public input sought by MDC in August for Gossett Conservation Area

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 03, 2018
Citizens can comment during August on area management plan.
Alfred Newton Gossett Conservation Area sign

MDC invites kids to free fishing day at Roaring River Aug. 18

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 03, 2018
Educational events will also be part of Aug. 18 youth fishing event.
boy trout fishing

MDC invites people to get tips on catching catfish

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 26, 2018

Free program includes chance to hook this popular catch at Stockton Lake.

Littler girl and man holding a catfish.

Emerald ash borer found in Greene, Polk counties

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 23, 2018

Recent discoveries are latest evidence of tree pest in southwest Missouri.

Emerald Ash Borer found in Green and Polk Counties

MDC, USDA still seeking citizen help in feral hog elimination

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 13, 2018
Cooperative efforts producing positive results, but more work still needed.
close up of several feral hogs in a trapping pen.

MDC invites public to attend grazing workshop in Everton

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 08, 2018

July 13 event has registration deadline of July 6.

Cow in the pasture.

MDC invites young anglers to learn about cane pole fishing

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 06, 2018

Free June 29 workshop at West Plains open to kids ages 8-15.

Fishing materials

MDC invites families to Kids' Fishing Day at Kellogg Lake

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 06, 2018

MDC is one of several groups involved in June 9 free fishing event.

Little girls fishing.

MDC invites kids to Shepherd of the Hills Family Fishing Fair

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 06, 2018

Event aimed at anglers age 15 and under.

Little boy fishing.

MDC invites women to June 27 instructional float trip

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 04, 2018

Educational canoe program includes floating and fishing opportunities on James River.

Lady floating in a canoe

MDC offers grant opportunities to local communities

News from the region

Southwest
May 25, 2018
June 11 meeting in Springfield will explain how Community Conservation Grants work.
Native Wildflowers at Watershed Center

MDC's Gossett Conservation Area open for public use

News from the region

Southwest
May 16, 2018

Variety of opportunities exist at new Dallas County public use area.

Gossett Conservation Area sign.

MDC's Joplin office remains open to the public

News from the region

Southwest
May 14, 2018

MDC services, programs still available as facility transitions into new phase of ownership

MDC Joplin Office Stone Sign

MDC invites kids to fish for free at Roaring River on May 19

News from the region

Southwest
May 10, 2018

Kids' Fishing Day will also feature education stations and free lunch.

young girl casts a fishing rod and reel for trout fishing

MDC invites kids to free fishing day May 5 at Montauk

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 30, 2018

Anglers age 15 and under can fish for trout, get lunch and win prizes.

Kid holding up trout.

MDC invites kids to free fishing day May 5 at Bennett Spring

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 30, 2018

Anglers ages 15 and under can fish for trout for free and enjoy a free lunch.

Boy fishing.

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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