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Teamwork makes the dream work; hydrilla elimination effort by MDC and partners earn collaboration award

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 28, 2020

Southwest Missouri's Hydrilla Working Group wins Invasive Plant Action Award.

SWMO Hydrilla Working Group

MDC Sept. 3 program will combine forestry and fashion

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 28, 2020

Program participants will make a tree pendant they can take home.

Trees with fall color

Hancock excited to begin duties as MDC Conservation Educator in southeast Missouri

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 28, 2020

Cape Girardeau native will work with schools in five counties.

Sally Hancock

Learn about wild edibles at Sept. 4 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 28, 2020

Get information about nuts and fruits from the wild that will add flavor to recipes and snacks

A bowl of persimmons

Learn about baby snakes at Sept. 8 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 28, 2020

Learn how snakes are born and quickly adapt to their surroundings.

An Eastern Yellow-Bellied Racer hatches from an egg

MDC's Andy Dalton Shooting Range moves to winter schedule on Sept. 1

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 28, 2020

Facility will have 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. schedule on Tuesday-Sunday.

Andy Dalton Shooting Range Entrance Sign

MDC takes people way down yonder in the pawpaw patch - virtually - on Sept. 3

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 28, 2020

Learn more about these native fruits that can add flavor to your meals

Paw paws in a hat

Have a large evergreen that needs removed? Donate it to MDC for governor’s mansion Christmas tree

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 27, 2020

The tree may be near the end of its life or may need to be removed for other reasons.

A Christmas tree outside the Governor's Mansion in Jefferson City

Learn about fall edible mushrooms at Sept. 2 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 26, 2020

Get information on fall fungi that can add taste to your table.

Puffball mushroo

MDC alters dove hunting procedures for Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area

News from the region

Central
Aug 26, 2020

Procedure changes will help ensure public safety amid ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Doves perch on sunflowers

MDC partners with Grundy Electric Cooperative for wildlife habitat projects

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 24, 2020

Wires Over Wildlife program benefits wildlife and saves co-op money

Grundy County wildlife habitat

MDC connects people with autumn's monarch butterfly migration

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 21, 2020
Burr Oak Woods staff will offer free virtual monarch program online on Sept. 2
tagged monarch butterfly

MDC offers Trivia Tuesday nature game at Gorman Discovery Center in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 21, 2020

Have fun learning about nature and compete in monthly trivia game

Discovery Center building

Learn how to read a river at Aug. 26 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 20, 2020
Learn how to look at waterways and make wise decisions about floating.
two people canoeing on river

MDC schedules Discover Nature fishing events in upcoming weeks

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 18, 2020

Free classes designed to introduce families to fishing.

MDC staff teach a family how to use a fishing pole.

Learn about toads at Aug. 25 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 18, 2020

Learn about the benefits these amphibians provide to people.

Close up of American toad

MDC to offer online kids' program about butterflies Aug. 22

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 18, 2020

Children ages 6 and under can learn about these interesting insects through a virtual puppet show

Monarch close up

MDC offers target archery ranges for bow hunting tune ups

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 18, 2020

Ranges in northwest and Kansas City regions offer free target archery

Archery range

MDC offers free summer outdoor programs in the Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 18, 2020

Nature and outdoor skills events are designed with COVID-19 precautions

Black bear walks through the woods

MDC reopens Burr Oak Woods Nature Center building in Blue Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 18, 2020
New programs and protocols are in places as precaution against COVID-19
Burr Oak Woods Nature Center Sign

MDC invites people to learn about hummingbirds at Aug. 25 virtual program

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 18, 2020
Get information on the long migratory trips these birds take and why now is a good time to keep feeders filled.
ruby-throated hummingbird at feeder

Turtles are focus of Aug. 18 MDC online program for kids

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 17, 2020
Children can learn more about these interesting reptiles at free virtual program.
three-toed box turtle

Learn about the benefits of tree leaves at Aug. 20 MDC program

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 17, 2020
Participants will have opportunities to make leaf art
oak leaves

MDC invites homeschool students to survey a stream on Aug. 19

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 17, 2020
Participants will survey a segment of Cape LaCroix Creek
stream survey

MDC will hold beginner duck hunting class online Aug. 25

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 17, 2020
This thorough introduction is the ideal opportunity to give new duck hunters a solid start.
two kids duck hunting with dog

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MDC Media Staff

Bill Graham
(Kansas City), (Northwest)
Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
816-759-7305
Josh Hartwig
(Ozark), (Southeast)
Josh.hartwig@mdc.mo.gov
Southeast Regional Office
573-290-5730
Robert Hemmelgarn
(Central), (Northeast)
Robert.Hemmelgarn@mdc.mo.gov
Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center
(573) 815-7900
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