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MDC invites kids to free fishing day May 4 at Bennett Spring

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 19, 2019
Anglers ages 15 and under can fish for trout for free and enjoy a free lunch.
Boy sitting and fishing a pond.

MDC invites kids to free fishing day May 4 at Montauk

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 19, 2019
Anglers ages 15 and under can fish for trout for free and get free prizes.
boy with fishing rod

MDC holds adapted fishing opportunity for persons with disabilities May 4

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 19, 2019

Participants will discover how accessible fishing can be for persons of all physical abilities.

catchin' some fun

MDC, other agencies partner in quail management effort

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 19, 2019
Farm Bill biologists will assist landowners with habitat improvement projects.
 a quail closeup

MDC offers free classes in Kansas City about wren house woodworking and collecting wild edibles

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 18, 2019

Participants will build a wren house and learn about gleaning food from nature at MDC's Gorman Discovery Center

wren houses

MDC's Lost Valley Hatchery to host free Kids Fishing Day April 27 at Warsaw

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 18, 2019

Kids learn angling skills while catching fish

kids learn angling

MDC offers beginning birding workshop in Kirksville April 26-27

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 18, 2019
Register to attend this free clinic and discover the popular world of birding.
several birders looking for a bird

MDC offers basic bowfishing workshop at Long Branch Lake May 11

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 18, 2019
Register to attend this free clinic and discover nature with nongame fish species.
man bowfishing at lake

MDC sites in St. Louis area join worldwide City Nature Challenge April 26-29 as host sites

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 18, 2019
MDC invites everyone to conservation areas in the St. Louis region to take part in this global citizen science data collecting effort.
Person holding phone showing iNaturalist App

MDC offers Discover Nature Girls Camp July 8 at Busch Shooting Range

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 18, 2019

Girls, ages 11-15, should apply by May 15 for this chance to learn outdoor skills and safety in a fun, immersive environment.

Discover Nature Girls Camp

Schools help bash trash through MDC, MoDOT trashcan contest

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 18, 2019
Congratulations to the winning schools: Remington Traditional School, St. Joseph Catholic School, and Immanuel Lutheran School!
students posing with winning trashcan

MDC encourages public to Be Bear Aware this spring

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 17, 2019

A fed bear is a dead bear! Learn more at mdc.mo.gov/bearaware

black bear

MDC’s Powder Valley Nature Center welcomes a visit with conservation legend Ding Darling May 16

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 17, 2019

Actor Tom Milligan gives a first-person performance of modern conservation movement pioneer, Jay Norwood “Ding Darling”.

Tom Milligan as Ding Darling

MDC's Springfield Nature Center schedules May events

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 16, 2019

Primitive skills event and Ding Darling program highlight May schedule.

flint knapping

Busch Shooting Range to temporarily close rifle/pistol ranges for maintenance project starting May 13

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 15, 2019

The ranges will close for two weeks for MDC crews to complete the work; shotgun fields and archery facilities will remain open to the public.

August A. Busch Shooting Range

Join MDC May 22 at noon for Wild Webcast on Weird Wildlife

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 15, 2019
Register in advance at short.mdc.mo.gov/ZNs. Join live from a computer or mobile device.
freshwater jellyfish

MDC invites veterans to fish for free at Bennett Spring April 27

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 15, 2019

Veterans get a day of free fishing at Bennett Spring State Park on April 27.

veteran fishing

MDC reminds Missourians to leave wildlife wild

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 12, 2019

Newborn animals, such as birds, rabbits and fawns, are best left alone

Robin nest

MDC invites public to celebrate Earth Day

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 12, 2019

Events planned for Springfield Nature Center, Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery.

Women walking nature trail at Springfield Conservation Nature Center

MDC sets migratory game bird and waterfowl hunting seasons

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 12, 2019
MDC reminds hunters of new regulations requiring use of nontoxic shot on more areas.
two duck hunters in blind

Conservation Commission plants tree at MDC headquarters in celebration of Missouri Arbor Days

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 12, 2019
Celebrate Arbor Days by planting native trees and practicing proper tree care.
Commissioners and director planting a tree

MDC, MCFC honors CoxHealth for tree care efforts

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 12, 2019

Organization's grounds crew receives Missouri Arbor Award of Excellence.

CoxHealth receives 2018 MO Arbor Award of Excellence

MDC offers free Conservation Youth Camp on June 28 in northwest Missouri

News from the region

Northwest
Apr 12, 2019

Applications now accepted for day camp that will teach girls and boys outdoor skills

girls learning outdoor conservation skills

MDC adds peregrine falcon nest box sites in Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 10, 2019

People can watch nesting falcons via streaming video online

falcon nest box

MDC, City of Monett trying to quash false reports of tree pest

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 10, 2019

Homeowners asked to be wary of people offering tree service solutions to EAB problems

tree service scam

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Lucas Bond
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Conservation Headquarters
(573) 751-4115
Candice Davis
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Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
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Robert Hemmelgarn
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Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center
(573) 815-7900
Kristie Hilgedick
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Kristie.Hilgedick@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
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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