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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

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

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 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 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

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 announces new procedures for Reed Area dove hunting

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 17, 2020
COVID-19 precautions will be used for hunter check in and check out stations
dove hunter in field with dog

MDC to offer free virtual archery program Aug. 22

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 17, 2020
Online program will cover bow and arrow basics and equipment selection.
bowhunter in treestand

Take a morning hike with an MDC naturalist at Cape Girardeau Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 17, 2020
Public can enjoy 1.5-mile walk at Aug. 21 program
man hiking in field

Learn about butterflies at Aug. 20 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 17, 2020
Get information on these valuable pollinators at free online program.
blue swallowtail on butterfly weed

Dove Hunting at Marais Temps Clair CA to be self-check for 2020 season

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 17, 2020
There will be no daily draw this year at the St. Charles County conservation area.
youth dove hunting in field

MDC invites families to fish for free at Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 17, 2020
No permits will be needed and food and drinks will be provided at Aug. 22 event.
man and boy bank fishing

Get tips on identifying waterfowl at Aug. 19 MDC online program

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 17, 2020
Learn about the variety of ducks and geese that travel through this region in the fall.
female canvasback duck

MDC invites people to virtual program on catching catfish by alternative methods

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 17, 2020
Free Aug. 21 online event will discuss using trotlines and other types of set-line devices.
Channel catfish

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

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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
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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