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MDC reopens Kansas City Regional Office in Lee's Summit

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 03, 2020
COVID-19 precautions remain in place for both staff and visitors
Kansas City Regional Office

MDC teacher workshop to show how pollination can be used as an educational tool

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 03, 2020

Twin Pines Conservation Education Center will host Aug. 13 workshop.

Monarch butterflies feed on flower

MDC's Southeast Regional Office, Cape Girardeau Nature Center set for Aug. 6 opening

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 03, 2020

Some restrictions will be in place after opening for the safety of visitors and staff

Cape Girardeau Conservation Campus sign

MDC presents free online program about forest bathing Aug 10

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 03, 2020

This virtual event will reveal the special ways time in the woods can help you, and how you can return the favor.

Sunlight filters through the canopy of a forest

Learn about wildlife diets at Aug. 13 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 03, 2020

Participants can watch animals at Cape Girardeau Nature Center eat during online event

Crickets

MDC reopens Gorman Discovery Center in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 03, 2020

New programs and protocols are in place as COVID-19 precautions

Discovery Center building

MDC receives grants for Schell-Osage wetland and lake renovation project

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 31, 2020

Partnerships enable major improvements to move forward

Crews work to complete renovations at Schell-Osage Conservation Area

MDC to make repairs and upgrades at Golden Valley Shooting Range near Clinton

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 31, 2020
Range will close Aug. 10 until work is completed
Shooter at Golden Valley Shooting Range

MDC's Twin Pines Conservation Education Center set for Aug. 4 re-opening

News from the region

Ozark
Jul 31, 2020
Twin Pines will resume regular summer hours of operation.
Twin Pines Conservation Education Center Sign

Discover the mysterious world of bats with free online MDC program Aug. 6

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 31, 2020
Learn about these unique mammals that are a key part of Missouri’s night wildlife.
eastern pipistrelle bat

MDC to offer Aug. 7 virtual program on rain gardens

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 31, 2020

People can get information about this beneficial landscaping device

Rain garden

MDC invites people to explore a Missouri stream on Aug. 11

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 31, 2020
Enjoy a guided trek through Whitewater Creek in Cape Girardeau County
spothanded crayfish

Learn what plants help pollinators at Aug. 11 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 31, 2020

Online event will provide information on how to attract beneficial insects to your yard

A gray hairstreak butterfly rests on a purple coneflower

MDC announces temporary closure of Lost Valley Fish Hatchery at Warsaw

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 31, 2020

Hatchery and kids' fishing pond closed as a COVID-19 precaution

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Learn how to create a bird-friendly yard at Aug. 12 MDC online program

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 31, 2020

People can get information on plants that provide good bird habitat.

A hummingbird feeds from a flower

MDC offers online Beginning Bowhunting class Aug. 4

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 30, 2020
This free virtual class offers an ideal opportunity to get a kickstart in the challenging and rewarding hunting method.
youth bow hunting

MDC invites public to hike at Cape Girardeau Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 28, 2020

See what blooms, buzzes, and scampers on the nature center's trails on Aug. 7 trek

man hiking

MDC Announces Changes to Waterfowl Managed Hunts Due to COVID-19

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 28, 2020
All reservations will be allocated through a weekly in-season reservation draw.
waterfowl hunters at Eagle Bluffs

MDC partnership teamwork makes the conservation dream work

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 27, 2020

MDC partnerships help create green spaces, support wildlife, and propel conservation forward.

A pollinator plot created at Cameron Golf Course in northwest Missouri.

MDC re-closes St. Louis Regional Office amid rising COVID-19 cases in St. Charles County

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 27, 2020
Other MDC public facilities currently open in the St. Louis region will remain open to the public.
MDC color logo

MDC online program will help kids learn about Nature's 'secret agents'

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 27, 2020

Spy-themed virtual event will focus on traits animals use to survive and thrive in their surroundings

Wooded area

MDC invites people to take a virtual dive into a Missouri stream on July 29

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 24, 2020
Online program will shed light on the variety of life that can be found in a stream.
long-pincered crayfish

Learn how regional bird species are faring at Aug. 5 MDC online program

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 24, 2020

Virtual program will offer tips on how people can help our feathered friends.

White eyed vireo

MDC virtual program on July 29 will focus on rain gardens

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 23, 2020
People can get information about this beneficial landscaping tool
rain garden

MDC offers free Discover Nature – Fishing classes in the Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 23, 2020
Newcomers can learn about tackle and skills, and also go fishing
woman teaching fishing to girl

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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