Newsroom

Working on a conservation story? Check our latest news releases, review our archives, download hi-res images, and find help from MDC Media Staff.

MDC suggests evaluating late-summer habitat to help quail

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 07, 2020
Bobwhite quail pairs may still be raising young broods in August
Bobwhite quail

MDC invites people to learn about bees in St. Louis with a free online program Aug. 14

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 07, 2020

Discover the truth behind these often misunderstood but most essential of pollinators.

Bee on purple coneflower

MDC’s Runge Nature Center announces August programs

News from the region

Central
Aug 07, 2020

FREE public programs include outdoor and virtual events to ensure public safety.

Two girls explore a creek outside of Runge Nature Center

MDC invites public to take a paddling trip on Aug. 15

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 07, 2020

People invited to take a free morning or afternoon float on Lake Girardeau.

A couple paddles a canoe on a lake

MDC announces temporary closure of Powder Valley Nature Center in Kirkwood

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 07, 2020

The nature center building is closed as a COVID-19 precaution; however, the outdoor trails remain open.

MDC logo

MDC invites public to Aug. 14 night hike at Cape Girardeau Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 06, 2020

Take a guided hike on the Paw Paw Valley Trail after dark to learn about the area's nocturnal wildlife

Northern cricket frog

MDC invites kids to free fishing day at Roaring River State Park

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 06, 2020

Young anglers age 15 and under will get to fish for free at Aug. 15 event.

Girl with fish in net

MDC invites families to back-to-school fishing event at Bray Conservation Area

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 06, 2020

Aug. 13 event will feature catch-and-release opportunities.

A family baits their fishing pole

Black rat snakes are focus of MDC Aug. 11 online program

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 05, 2020

Benefits of these frequently feared reptiles will be discussed at free virtual event.

Black rat snake in leaves

MDC invites public to Aug. 6 virtual kayaking program for beginners

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 04, 2020

Online program will focus on kayak selection and what gear is needed.

A kayak docked on a stream

MDC to offer online Beginning Camping class Aug. 13

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 04, 2020

Learn everything you’ll need to create the ultimate family nature outing at this free, virtual program.

Kids sit in a tent while camping

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 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 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

MDC logo

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

Pages

Search the News

Stay in Touch with MDC

Stay in Touch with MDC news, newsletters, events, and manage your subscription

Sign up

Our Magazines

Conservationist Magazine

Our monthly publication about conservation in Missouri--free to all residents.

A merlin soars as it hunts for prey

Xplor Magazine for kids

Xplor helps kids find adventure in their own backyard. Free to residents of Missouri.

bear

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
573-290-5730
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