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MDC’s Runge Nature Center announces June programs

News from the region

Central
May 29, 2019

Programs include fly fishing, forest foraging, Bio Blitz, and more.

MDC staff teach young explorers about nature.

Powder Valley Nature Center hosts Butterfly Gardening for Pollinators program June 6

News from the region

St. Louis
May 29, 2019

Discover the magic behind creating a garden that will have butterflies fluttering in your yard.

Steve Craig and Amy Short pose in a butterfly garden.

Carthage archery instructor wins national award

News from the region

Southwest
May 29, 2019

Patrick receives 2019 NASP Coach of the Year Award.

Caleb Patrick

MDC invites youth, families to free fishing clinic in Kirksville

News from the region

Northeast
May 28, 2019

Register to attend a Discover Nature – Fishing course June 8.

A little girl shows off her catch with her dad.

MDC crowns Marquette High School as FISHSTL Cup Champions

News from the region

St. Louis
May 28, 2019

The high school fishing team took top honors among 10 area schools in angling tournament.

The Marquette High School Fishing Team poses with their trophy.

MDC congratulates Dr. Grant Woods on Master Conservationist award

News from the region

Statewide
May 28, 2019
Dr. Woods joins 60 Master Conservationists honored since 1942 for substantial conservation work.
Woods Master Conservationist Award

MDC seeking comments on changes to landowner permits

News from the region

Statewide
May 28, 2019
Changes include acreage requirements, registry, and discounts for nonresident landowners.
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MDC offers free basic archery instructor training for teachers June 25 at Living Word Christian Middle and High School in O’Fallon

News from the region

St. Louis
May 28, 2019

Participants will gain certification to teach the Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program in their schools.

A woman closely inspects an archery target.

MDC proposes changes to nonresident permits

News from the region

Statewide
May 28, 2019
Proposed changes include price increases and discounts for nonresident landowners.
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MDC proposes raising trout permits and daily tags starting in 2020

News from the region

Statewide
May 28, 2019
Price increases needed to help cover costs of raising, stocking more than 1.5 million fish annually.
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MDC welcomes anglers to renovated Amarugia Lake south of Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
May 28, 2019

Lake in Cass County offers a variety of fish for anglers

An angler fishes off the shore of Amarugia Lake.

Range, access road reopen at Ranacker Conservation Area

News from the region

Northeast
May 28, 2019

Completion of bridge project allows full access to area near Frankford, Mo.

The new constructed bridge on the access road to Ranacker Conservation Area.

MDC reminds residents to exercise caution with storm-damaged trees

News from the region

Central
May 25, 2019

From personal injury to physical damage and common scams, don’t let tree damage make matters worse.

Trees damaged from storm.

MDC invites youth, families to free fishing classes in Columbia

News from the region

Central
May 25, 2019

Four-part Discover Nature – Fishing courses offered evenings in June.

People fishing around a lake.

Many MDC conservation areas and river accesses affected by high water

News from the region

Kansas City
May 25, 2019

Visitors should plan cautiously during Memorial Day weekend

Conservation Area flooding.

Wet a line with MDC at “Reel” Time fishing event in Columbia June 8

News from the region

Central
May 22, 2019

Help a young person discover the joy of fishing at this free event.

A little girl poses with a fish she caught at a Columbia pond.

MDC will host free fishing lessons at Bray CA May 30, June 1

News from the region

Ozark
May 22, 2019

Parents can register children ages 7 to 15 and their family members for these basic fishing courses.

A little girl shows off a fish she caught in her net.

MDC will host free fishing lessons at Twin Pines June 6 & 8

News from the region

Ozark
May 22, 2019

Parents can register children ages 7 to 15 and their family members for these basic fishing courses.

A young angler poses with a fish he caught at a Missouri pond.

Missouri prairies offer wildflower variety on summer hikes

News from the region

Kansas City
May 22, 2019

MDC manages public prairies to showcase grassland species

A view of the Wah'Kon-Tah Prairie in St. Clair County.

MDC hosts free Atlatl Workshop at Maintz Wildlife Preserve June 7

News from the region

Southeast
May 21, 2019

Learn the basics and practice throwing this ancient tool.

Different types of atlatls.

MDC invites public to native plant sale May 25 in Joplin

News from the region

Southwest
May 20, 2019

Event will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center.

A family browses the plants during a native plant sale.

Shepherd of Hills Conservation Center has new manager

News from the region

Southwest
May 20, 2019

Illinois native brings resource interpretive experience to new job with MDC.

Alison Bleich poses outside of Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center in Branson.

Rockwoods Reservation offers program on dealing with problem wildlife May 24

News from the region

St. Louis
May 20, 2019

Homeowners will discover tips to help resolve critter conflicts and make living around nuisance wildlife easier.

A smiling raccoon in a garbage can.

Missouri archers place top 10 in NASP Eastern National Tournament

News from the region

Statewide
May 17, 2019

MDC congratulates all MoNASP archers who took part in the eastern national tournament.

Ivy Walton poses with her trophies at the NASP Eastern National Tournament in Louisville, Ky.

MDC offers free use of loaner fishing gear in northwest Missouri

May 17, 2019

Fishing rods and basic tackle can be checked out for temporary use.

MDC staff loan fishing gear to a mother and daughter.

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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