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MDC to destroy zebra mussels found in Smithville Lake

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 05, 2010

Treatment of cove is scheduled for Aug. 10.

Share the Harvest donations top 2 million pounds

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 05, 2010

Last year alone, hunters donated 100,000 pounds of lean red meat for the needy

A hunter offers a bag of venison to a food pantry worker

Seminars to focus on walnut tree disease

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 04, 2010

MDC offering seminars on thousand canker disease that kills walnut trees.

MDC’s Kirksville Office Earns EPA ENERGY STAR® award

News from the region

Northeast
Aug 04, 2010

MDC facility joins 27 other office buildings in Missouri recognized for environmental stewardship through energy efficiency. Other MDC facilities pursuing energy conservation.

MDC Northeast Regional Office

Landowner info meetings offered for CRP general sign-up

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 02, 2010

Learn how to increase wildlife values and chances for enrollment at meetings Aug. 9 – 19 in Columbia, St. Louis, Kirksville, Cameron, Cass County, Cape Girardeau and Dexter.

Hummingbird Celebration to be held at Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 29, 2010

It’s time for the annual Hummingbird Celebration at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center on Saturday, August 21.

Conservation Fair Building Celebrates Anniversary

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 29, 2010

Since it opened its doors in 1960, the Conservation building at the Ozark Empire Fair has become a popular stop. That half-century of popularity will be honored in a special ceremony on the opening day of this year’s fair.

Endangered fish helps local bridge project

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 29, 2010

A rare fish in need of better habitat and a Dallas County road in need of a better bridge have become entwined in a unique project that will benefit both.

It's raining records!

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 27, 2010

Closing the Missouri River to commercial harvest of catfish is paying hefty dividends.

UPDATE - St. Louis area angler catches 130-pound blue catfish, breaks state and world records

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 22, 2010

It’s not every day you go out to fish on the waters of the Missouri River and come back swimming in a media frenzy. Of course it could happen if, like Greg Bernal, you manage to topple a Missouri state — and quite probably a world —record.

Greg Bernal with 130-pound blue catfish

MDC funds will help rural fire departments

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 21, 2010

Missouri rural fire departments are receiving checks from the MDC Forestry Division through July and August as part of the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Fire Department Matching Grant Program.

Florissant angler nets new official state record blue catfish, with world record pending

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 21, 2010

New state pole-and-line record blue catfish caught, world record probable.

Greg Bernal with 130-pound blue catfish

New division chiefs named for MDC

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 21, 2010

Six staff promoted to key leadership positions as a result of retirements.

New MDC Division Chiefs

Ozark Regional Award Goes to Winona Logger

News from the region

Ozark
Jul 21, 2010

The Missouri Department of Conservation recently named Woody Haynes of Winona as the Ozark Regional Logger of the Year for 2010.

Logger of the Year - Ozark Region

Zebra mussels found at Smithville Lake, treatment pending

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 19, 2010

Clay County Parks, the City of Smithville, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Conservation Department working to monitor lake and contain spread of this invasive species.

Conservation Agents Conduct Large Wildlife Violation Investigation in the Ozarks

News from the region

Ozark
Jul 19, 2010

A large investigation involving illegal commercialization of wildlife and wildlife parts was brought to a close this weekend where the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) documented a total of 299 serious violations in seven counties across southern Missouri.

Photo of Ozark Wildlife Code violations.

National Geographic television special features Missouri alligator gar expert

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 14, 2010

Missouri's toothy, scaled monster makes a splash.

Catfish anglers can collect cash for reporting tagged fish

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 14, 2010

Few people fish for money, but Missouri catfish anglers don’t have to turn pro to collect cash rewards.

Springfield Nature Center to host reptile, amphibian program

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 09, 2010

Learn more about Missouri’s reptiles and amphibians at the “Show-Me Herps” program on Saturday, June 17.

Missouri farmers can reduce Gulf oil spill’s impact on birds

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 09, 2010

NRCS estimates Missouri will have $1.9 million to help private landowners improve habitat for migratory birds. Sign-up period ends Aug. 1.

MDC offers new guidebooks on mushrooms and herps

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 09, 2010

Learn about fascinating Missouri fungi, reptiles and amphibians with these colorful guides.

Show-Me Herps Cover

Runge Nature Center to host Firefly Frenzy

News from the region

Central
Jul 09, 2010

Enjoy an en-LIGHTENING evening of family fun!

Missouri to host national natural areas conference Oct. 26-29

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 09, 2010

The entire event, including field trips, is open to the public.

Conservation Hall of Fame inducts legendary wetland biologist

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 08, 2010

One of Missouri’s premier wetland areas bears this pioneering conservationist’s name.

Ted Shanks

Expo offers first-hand look at latest outdoor gear

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 08, 2010

Like hunting, fishing, or any other outdoor activity? Bring the whole family to the 2010 Outdoor Adventures Expo on Saturday, July 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the August A. Busch Memorial Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center, 2360 Highway D in St. Charles.

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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