MDC News from 07/2020

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 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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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 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 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.
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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.

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 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

Bears on the move in Missouri. MDC encourages “Be Bear Aware.”

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 23, 2020
For more information on black bears and how to Be Bear Aware, visit mdc.mo.gov/bearaware.
bear collaring

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

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's Burr Oak Woods offers free summer outdoor programs in the Kansas City metro area

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 22, 2020
Participants learn about nature and outdoor skills.
teaching fishing

MDC invites people to meet the beetles in July 25 online program

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 22, 2020
Free virtual program will discuss the roles these insects play in our outdoor world
swamp milkweed leaf beetle

St. Louis angler catches state record longear sunfish

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 22, 2020

Robert Audrain III now holds the record longear sunfish under alternative methods

Robert Audrain III holds his state record longear sunfish

Dove hunters can get tips at virtual MDC program Aug. 8

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 22, 2020
Get information on how to bag this popular gamebird at this free online program.
young man dove hunting

Backpacking basics will be focus of MDC's July 28 online program

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 22, 2020

People can learn about the equipment needed for a trail trip through Missouri's outdoors

A family backpacks near a river

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