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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

Women invited to Discover Nature through MDC workshop June 3-5

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 29, 2011

The Discover Nature Women Summer Workshop at Windermere Conference Center gives women a fun, safe way to learn outdoor skills.

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.

Landowners invited to forest and wildlife workshop April 16

News from the region

St. Louis
Northeast
Central
Mar 29, 2011

Event will be held on Haag property on Hwy 94 between Portland and Bluffton.

DNA tests shed light on cougar, wolf sightings

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 28, 2011

Results confirm ties to mountain lions from South Dakota and timber wolves from the Great Lakes states.

Help Bash Trash in April

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 25, 2011

The annual Trash Bash is an annual event sponsored by the Missouri Departments of Conservation (MDC) and Transportation (MoDOT) as part of their ongoing No MOre Trash! campaign. During the entire month of April, efforts are aimed at getting people to clean up litter all across Missouri from roadsides, parks, neighborhoods, rivers, streams and other places.

photo of Peanut the red-eared slider turtle

MDC confirms mountain lion sighting in Oregon County

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 25, 2011

DNA testing of hair left on a fence positively identifies a cougar.

MDC waterfowl public meetings coming up in Joplin and Springfield

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 18, 2011

People of all ages warm up to watery places at Wetlands for Kids Day

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 18, 2011

Annual Wetlands for Kids Day will be on April 2 at the MDC August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area in St. Charles.

Refuge at Peck Ranch CA temporarily closed to turkey hunting

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Mar 18, 2011

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has closed the refuge portion of Peck Ranch Conservation Area to turkey hunting for this year to permit a species restoration project.

Turkey

MDC to hold open house on proposed striped bass plan for Bull Shoals

News from the region

Ozark
Mar 18, 2011

The Missouri Department of Conservation will hold an open house on Tuesday, March 29, in Forsyth to discuss its proposed striped-bass management plan for Bull Shoals Lake. The open house will be from 6-8 p.m. at the Taney Center, located approximately two miles east of Forsyth on U.S. 160.

Striped Bass

Prescribed burn workshop offered in Cape Girardeau

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 18, 2011

Workshop will include demo burn.

MDC to host waterfowl workshops in Nevada and Clinton

News from the region

Kansas City
Northeast
Mar 18, 2011

MDC employees are among “Conservationists of the Year”

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 17, 2011

Agency employees Gus Raeker and John Murphy were among nine people honored by Missouri’s largest citizen conservation group.

Free pond management workshop in Westphalia on March 29

News from the region

Central
Mar 16, 2011

Learn about building a new pond or managing an existing one.

diagram of a perfect pond

Native Plant Sale at Runge Nature Center March 26

News from the region

Central
Mar 16, 2011

Buy native flowers, shrubs and trees from Missouri vendors while enjoying fun family activities.

several purple coneflower plants in bloom

Turkey patterning/range estimation workshop at Atlanta CA March 26

News from the region

Northeast
Mar 16, 2011

MDC will offer this free workshop for turkey hunters on patterning shotguns and improving range-estimation skills in preparation for the upcoming spring turkey season.

turkey hunting

Henges Rifle/Pistol Range closes for week to adjust bullet trap

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 14, 2011

The rifle/pistol range at the Jay Henges Shooting Range will shut down for approximately one week starting Saturday, March 26, to allow for adjustments to the recently installed bullet trap.

Wild mushroom expert and author to speak at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 14, 2011

Maxine Stone, past president of the Missouri Mycological Society, and author of the newly-published field guide, Missouri’s Wild Mushrooms—A Guide To Hunting, Identifying, and Cooking the State’s Most Common Mushrooms, will appear at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center Saturday, March 26, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Missouri's Wild Mushrooms

Maintz Wildlife Preserve to host archery event

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 14, 2011

More than 850 students compete in state archery tournament

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 07, 2011

Third annual Missouri National Archery in the Schools state tourney sends dozens to nationals.

Snaggers can expect another good crop of paddlefish

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 07, 2011

If you don’t know how to catch “spoonbill cats,” you can attend a paddlefish snagging clinic April 16.

Swimming paddlefish

March 2011 Conservation Action

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 07, 2011

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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
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Bill Graham
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Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
816-759-7305
Robert Hemmelgarn
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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