MDC News from 04/2019

MDC’s Columbia Bottom Conservation Area celebrates International Migratory Bird Day with special event May 5

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 09, 2019
The official day is May 11, but visitors can kick off the celebration a week early at this free family event.
waterfowl over wetland at dusk

MDC urges public to avoid planting problematic pear trees

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 09, 2019

The invasive species spreads aggressively, choking out native plants and trees

invasive callery pear tree

Augusta angler snags state-record gizzard shad

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 08, 2019

MDC congratulates Brian Rehmeier on breaking the state record by snagging a 2-pound, 10-ounce gizzard shad while fishing on Bigelow Creek in St. Charles County.

Brian holding state-record gizzard shad.

MDC encourages public to learn about hummingbirds during spring migration

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 08, 2019

The small-but-mighty ruby-throated hummingbird travels hundreds of miles back to the U.S. after spending the winter in the south.

Ruby-throated hummingbird

MDC announces new conservation agent for Johnson County

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 08, 2019
Agent Sam Whisler looks forward to serving communities
Head Shot of Conservation Agent Sam Whisler

Young turkey hunters harvest 2,540 birds during youth weekend

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 08, 2019
Top harvest counties were Franklin with 61 turkeys, Laclede with 56, and Texas with 52.
Young turkey hunter Auggie Boyt posed with harvested turkey

MDC welcomes Barry Orscheln to Conservation Commission

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 05, 2019
An avid hunter and angler, Orscheln also brings a strong business background to the Conservation Commission.
Head shot of Commissioner Barry Orscheln.

MDC offers TRIM grants to assist with community tree care

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 05, 2019
TRIM grants can help fund tree inventories, removal, pruning, planting, and more.
person walking on sidewalk under large trees

MDC’s Busch Shooting Range offers shotgun patterning for turkey hunting class April 9

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 05, 2019

Turkey hunters can improve their success this spring by learning how to correctly pattern their shotguns at this free class.

Turkey hunters look over targets

MDC invites public to mushroom identification program

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 05, 2019

Free program scheduled for April 20 at Walter Woods Conservation Area.

morel mushroom

MDC and urban fishing partners hosting multiple family fishing festivals April-June to celebrate 50th anniversary

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 05, 2019

These free events will commemorate the golden anniversary of the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program

woman fishing at lake

MDC invites community conservation planners to April 10 workshop

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 05, 2019

Free workshop in Kansas City will give city and county planners information on how conservation can benefit urban landscapes

People learning about conservation in urban areas

MDC offers free spring fishing program at Runge Nature Center April 11

News from the region

Central
Apr 04, 2019

Explore history, legend and lore of one of the most impactful implements on the American frontier.

Man holding fish

MDC seeks public input for Fort Crowder, Bicentennial areas

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 02, 2019

Citizens can common on management plans for both areas throughout April.

Mort Walker Trail

MDC marks Arbor Day recognition with April events

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 02, 2019

Events across southwest Missouri will highlight benefits of trees.

People planting a tree.

MDC invites teachers to archery instructor training class

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 01, 2019

April 5 class in Spokane prepares instructors for MoNASP curriculum.

Teachers training on archery range.

MDC offers free native plant landscaping workshop April 20 in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 01, 2019

Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center will also host a native plant sale

Landscaping

MDC seeks public input on William E. Crawford Conservation Area in Clark County

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 01, 2019

Public can comment through April 30 on draft management plan.

turkey.

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