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MDC invites people to get tips on catching catfish

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 24, 2017

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

Channel catfish

Dickey to head MDC Southwest Region's Protection staff

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 30, 2017

Republic native will supervise conservation agents in 17 counties.

Jason Dickey

Public input sought for Coleman Memorial Conservation Area

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 30, 2017

Citizens can offer ideas for management of area July 1-31.

Coleman Memorial Conservation Area sign

MDC adjusts 2017 trout stocking to compensate for flooding

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 19, 2017

Anglers can still expect quality fishing experiences at state trout areas.

rainbow trout being released by hand into stream

Bennett Spring Kids' Fishing Day set for June 10

News from the region

Southwest
May 31, 2017

Event rescheduled from May 6, when rain caused postponement.

Bennett Spring Kids' Fishing Day

MDC invites young anglers to Kellogg Lake Kids' Fishing Day

News from the region

Southwest
May 26, 2017

>Multiple organizations involved in free fishing event on June 10.

Little girl holding up a fish she caught.

MDC Family Fishing Fair set for Shepherd of Hills Hatchery

News from the region

Southwest
May 26, 2017

June 10 event aimed for anglers age 15 and under.

girl fishing

Learn outdoor skills at MDC's Discover Nature Girls Camp

News from the region

Southwest
May 26, 2017

Registration deadline is July 1 for free event at Camp Wakonda.

Lady shooting a bow.

MDC offers grant opportunity for local communities

News from the region

Southwest
May 22, 2017

Meetings planned in Joplin and Springfield for Community Conservation Grants.

Watershed Center in Springfield

Area hunter education instructors honored by MDC

News from the region

Southwest
May 19, 2017

Brandon Weldy, Larry Maggard, Greg Cassell receive state recognition for efforts.

Brandon Weldy

MDC invites public to tree walks in El Dorado Springs, Joplin

News from the region

Southwest
May 16, 2017

Free events will identify tree species and highlight characteristics and benefits.

person walking in park

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

Kids' Fishing Day still on for May 20 at Roaring River

News from the region

Southwest
May 10, 2017

Recent flooding issues won't affect free-fishing event at state park.

Caught Trout

Kids' Fishing Days postponed at Bennett Spring, Montauk

News from the region

Southwest
May 01, 2017

Bennett Spring reschedules its event for June 10, Montauk's event will be Aug. 12.

High water at Bennett Spring State Park.

Great Missouri Birding Trail comes to Springfield

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 28, 2017

Public invited to attend May 11 event at Springfield Conservation Nature Center.

Logo for the Great Missouri Birding Trail.

Youth fishing event set for May 6 at Bennett Spring

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 20, 2017

Education stations also part of free fishing event.

boy with trout

New Webster County conservation agent in familiar area

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 18, 2017

Andrew Feistel grew up in Springfield, was MDC volunteer in southwest Missouri.

Conservation Agent Andrew Feistel

MDC native plant sale and workshops set for Saturday

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 27, 2017

Springfield Conservation Nature Center event has good information for homeowners.

Butterfly Weed

Upcoming MDC program to focus on Canada geese

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 17, 2017

Springfield Nature Center program offers tips for avoiding goose problems.

Canada Goose

MDC program has tips on how to fish Valley Water Mill Lake

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 16, 2017

Free event highlights angling potential of urban lake in north Springfield.

Valley Water Mill Lake

MDC invites public to learn about turkey hunting basics

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 02, 2017

Free clinics near Springfield and Lebanon will have tips for youths and adults.

turkey hunting

Public invited to get tree planting tips at MDC workshops

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 28, 2017

Free workshops to be held in March in Greenfield, Joplin, and El Dorado Springs.

tree planting

MDC invites public to March 14 crappie seminar for beginners

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 27, 2017

Springfield Nature Center program offers tips for hooking this popular fish.

crappie

MDC invites public to Feb. 25 Vulture Venture

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 10, 2017

Program highlights the benefits of these misunderstood birds.

vulture

MDC seeks input on Lester R. Davis Memorial Forest plan

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 01, 2017

Citizens can comment on area's management plan Feb. 1-28.

Lester R. Davis Memorial Forest

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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