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St. Joe Arbor Day activities honor Year of the Forest

News from the region

Northwest
Apr 26, 2011

Celebrates trees – or pick up some free tree seedlings and meet Smokey Bear – as the MDC hosts Arbor Day celebration on April 30 in St. Joe.

Overstory research crew measuring trees

Governor emphasizes value of trees with Arbor Day proclamation

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 26, 2011

Missouri students join Governor in proclamation ceremony.

arbor day 2011 postser winner

Hunters check 18,788 turkeys during first week of season

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 25, 2011

Severe weather and widespread rain held down numbers.

turkey calling

Natural areas the focus of new MDC book

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 22, 2011

The latest addition to Missouri’s conservation library is a guide to 50 fascinating examples of the state’s natural heritage.

Natural Areas Guide cover

Enjoy a Day with Wildlife at Eagle Bluffs on May 15

News from the region

Central
Apr 22, 2011

Free family fun for everyone to include fishing, wildlife viewing, clay shooting and more.

Photo of great blue heron

MDC offers TRIM grants for community forest improvements

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 22, 2011

Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) grant applications due June 1. Help available throughout the state. Workshops coming up in Columbia, Kirkwood and Springfield.

white oak leaves

Turn a memory into a memento with a first-turkey certificate

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 22, 2011

You can even add a photo of your favorite hunter.

April 2011 Conservation Action

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 18, 2011

Actions of the Missouri Conservation Commission at its April 2011 meeting.

Enjoy "Nature is Art" event at Runge Nature Center April 16

News from the region

Central
Apr 13, 2011

Free family fun will include art demonstrations, activities, concert and lunch.

Major periodical cicada emergence imminent

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 13, 2011

Missouri is in for a noisy spring.

Periodical Cicadas

Prairie chickens make new stand at Wah’Kon-Tah

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 12, 2011

Kansas-born prairie chickens step cautiously onto Missouri soil bearing radio transmitters and biologists’ hopes for this endangered icon.

Photo of Prairie Chicken Release

Young turkey hunters post another good harvest

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 11, 2011

This year’s weather and the youth turkey harvest were nearly identical to last year’s.

Young turkey hunter with gobbler

Missouri’s first group of restored elk scheduled to arrive April 30

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 11, 2011

Public viewing will be prohibited at first to help assure the safety of the confined elk.

Bull elk standing in tall grass

MDC offers turkey hunting safety tips

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 08, 2011

Turkey hunting is getting safer, thanks to the efforts of volunteer hunter-education instructors.

Help bash trash from Cape LaCroix Creek April 16

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 07, 2011

Schools trash litter through No MOre Trash! contest

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 06, 2011

Boys & Girls Club of Sedalia Middle School wins grand prize.

Trashcan Contest 2011 Grade 3-5 Winner and Grand Prize Winner

MDC holding landowner workshop at Powder Valley April 9

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 04, 2011

A healthy forest filled with songbirds, turkey and deer... coveys of quail exchanging calls in an open field... ponds rich with a diversity of fish... With proper management techniques, private landowners can achieve these goals on their land.

Missouri still turkey-rich despite tough breaks

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 01, 2011

This year’s spring turkey hunting forecast includes a couple of bright spots.

Turkey

Henges Range to reopen April 1

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 31, 2011

Action Target recently completed adjustments to the new bullet trap at the rifle/pistol range that required the range to be shut down from March 26 to March 31.

Springfield Nature Center premiers film on children and nature

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 31, 2011

April 5 film premier focuses on benefits of connecting children with nature.

father and son watching animals through a telephoto lens

Pick up litter in St. Charles as part of annual Trash Bash

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 31, 2011

The event is part of Missouri's annual Trash Bash in April to spread awareness of the state's litter problem and work toward a litter-free state. The initiative is sponsored by MDC and MoDOT as part of the ongoing No MOre Trash! campaign.

Help cleanup the Blue River this Saturday

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 30, 2011

Annual Project Blue River Rescue April 2 from 8 a.m. to noon with headquarters at the Lakeside Nature Center, 4701 E. Gregory Blvd., in Kansas City.

Waterfowl workshops coming up at Squaw Creek and Chillicothe

News from the region

Northwest
Mar 30, 2011

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is holding workshops around the state to gather hunter ideas about the timing of duck season and where waterfowl hunting zone boundaries should be located.

Duck Hunting

Spring serves walleye on the rocks

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Mar 30, 2011

A toothy fish with glassy eyes is about to tempt anglers who don’t mind hopping from rock to rock in the dark.

walleye

Enjoy Nature is Art event at Runge Nature Center April 16

News from the region

Central
Mar 29, 2011

Free family fun will include art demonstrations, activities, concert and lunch.

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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