Upcoming Events

Mar 10

March 10, 2017: Grow Native! Workshop in Edwardsville, IL

7:30am - 12:30pm

Native by Design: Purposeful Landscapes for Monarchs and Pollinators for your Yard or Land Friday, March 10, 2017 — A Southwest Illinois Grow Native! Event Registration now open! Click here to register online or download the registration form to register by mail. This native landscaping workshop at the Nelson Center at Lewis and Clark Community College in […]

Apr 1

April 1, 2017: Grow Native! Workshop and Plant Sale in Kirksville

MDC Northeast Regional Office
3500 S Baltimore St
Kirksville MO, 63501
9am - 3pm

Native Plants in Gardens & Landscapes: Hardy Plants Helping Pollinators Join us at the Missouri Department of Conservation Northeast Regional Office in Kirksville, Missouri on April 1, 2017 for our Grow Native! workshop and plant sale! Cost: $30 for Grow Native! and Missouri Prairie Foundation members, $40 for non-members. Includes a light breakfast and lunch. Register online or […]

Apr 8

April 8, 2017: MPF Board Meeting & Snowball Hill Prairie Tour

Lion's Club
500 Schug Ave
Peculiar Missouri, 64078
10am - 2pm

Lions Club, 500 Schug Ave., Peculiar, MO, 10:00 a.m. Tour of MPF’s nearby Snowball Hill Prairie to follow at 2:00 p.m. Tour limited to 30. Free. Register for tour. Questions? Call 888-843-6739. Register for the tour. 

Apr 8

April 8-9, 2017: National Wild Turkey Federation Youth Turkey Hunt

National Wild Turkey Federation Youth Turkey Hunt in partnership with MPF at MPF’s Carver Prairie near Joplin, MO. This hunt is geared to youth aged 6–15 who are first-time hunters or first-time turkey hunters. Those interested in participating in this event should call MPF’s Director of Prairie Management Jerod Huebner at 417-414-4700.

Apr 15

April 15, 2017: MPF Native Plant Sale in Kansas City

Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
4750 Troost Ave
Kansas City Missouri, 64110
9:30am - 2pm

MPF will hold a native plant sale on Saturday, April 15 at the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110 from 9:30 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. or sell out. Vendors donate a generous portion of proceeds to help MPF conserve vital pollinator habitat on its native prairies. A variety of native […]

Apr 22

April 22, 2017: MPF Native Plant Sale in Sedalia

State Fairgrounds
Sedalia Missouri,
 
10am - 2pm

Shop for native wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees from four vendors—Missouri Wildflowers Nursery, Gaylena’s Garden, Papillion Perennials, and Claire’s Garden. 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the State Fairgrounds near the intersection of Hwy. 65 and 16th Street, in the Fairgrounds parking lot behind the Trails West train and cattle drive exhibit on the corner. Vendors […]

Apr 23

April 23, 2017: Native Tree Walk in Columbia

McAlester Park
Columbia Missouri, 65201
 
10am - 11:30am

Native tree walk in recognition of the 5th anniversary of MPF as the home of the Grow Native! program, in partnership with Mizzou Botanic Garden. Dr. Chris Starbuck, Associate Professor Emeritus with MU’s Division of Plant Sciences will be your guide to native native trees and shrubs on the MU campus, which is also a nationally recognized […]

May 6

May 6, 2017: MPF Native Plant Sale in Kansas City

Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
4750 Troost Ave
Kansas City Missouri, 64110
9:30am - 2pm

MPF will hold a native plant sale on Saturday, May 6 at the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110 from 9:30 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. or sell out. Vendors donate a generous portion of proceeds to help MPF conserve vital pollinator habitat on its native prairies. A variety of native […]

May 6

May 6, 2017: MPF Native Plant Sale at Bass Pro Shops®, Columbia

Bass Pro Shops
3101 Bass Pro Way
Columbia Missouri, 65201
10am - 2pm

A wide variety of native perennial wildflowers, grasses, sedges, vines, shrubs, and trees supplied by six vendors will be available for sale outside the entrance to Bass Pro Shops® at 3101 Bass Pro Drive, Columbia, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Plants for sun, shade, dry and moist soils will be available. If you wish to pre-order plants […]

May 18

May 18, 2017: Native Tree Walk In Columbia

Black Culture Center
Virginia Ave
University of Missouri
Columbia Missouri, 65201
5:30pm - 7pm

Native tree walk in recognition of the 5th anniversary of MPF as the home of the Grow Native! program, in partnership with Mizzou Botanic Garden. Bo Young, a student in the MU Center for Agroforestry, and member of the Forrest Keeling Nursery family, will be your guide to native trees on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus, which […]

May 20

May 20, 2017: MPF Native Plant Sale in Town & Country Whole Foods Market®

Town and Country Whole Foods Market
1160 Town and Country Crossing Drive
Town and Country Missouri, 63017
10am - 2pm

On Saturday, May 20, a wide variety of native perennial wildflowers, grasses, sedges, vines, shrubs, and trees supplied by Gaylena’s Garden of Fulton, MO will be available for sale outside the entrance to the Town & Country Whole Foods Market from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Plants for sun, shade, dry and moist soils will be available. […]

May 20

May 20, 2017: MPF Sand Prairies of the Bootheel Tour

Sand Prairie Conservation Area
Benton Missouri,
 
10am - 3pm

Our tour guide, Natural History Biologist Bruce Henry with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), will begin our tour at the MDC’s Sand Prairie Conservation Area near Benton, MO and explore the remnant prairie there. By car caravan we will proceed to several other sand prairies in the area, and end our tour at Lincoln University’s Finca […]

May 28

May 28, 2017: Glade and Savanna Breeding Bird Investigation

10am - 12pm

Glade and Savanna Breeding Bird Investigation, Sunday, 28 May, 2017, 10 am – noon Chute Ridge Glade near Roaring River State Park, Eagle Rock, MO (Barry County) Join naturalist and MPF technical advisor Jeff Cantrell for a free MPF in-the-field program on the nesting bird ecology of this National Audubon designated IBA (Important Bird Area). The group should be […]

Jun 2

June 2 & 3, 2017: Holy Trinity of Conservation

Prairie Restoration Farm
Bland Missouri,
 

At the Holy Trinity of Conservation event, listen to historical reenactors of Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, and John Muir, and see replicas of their cabin, shack, and tent at Prairie Star Restoration Farm. This event has been organized by MPF board member Jan Sassmann and her husband Bruce. MPF will have a booth at […]

Jun 3

June 3, 2017: National Prairie Day

In 2016, MPF registered the first Saturday in June on the National Day Calendar to help bring national attention to our priceless native grassland resources. If you are hosting a prairie event, MPF can promote it for you. Questions? Call 888-843-6739. Find resources at the National Prairie Day web site.

Jun 10

June 10 & 11, 2017: 8th Annual Prairie BioBlitz

MPF’s 8th Annual Prairie BioBlitz will be held at its Stilwell Prairie, Vernon County. Take part in nature study with experts on mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, pollinators, ants, butterflies, moths, spiders, and plants, and help inventory species from 117 acres of biologically rich prairie at the site. This event is free of charge, and an […]

Jun 17

June 17, 2017: Native Tree and Glade Hike at Clifty Creek Natural Area

Clifty Creek Natural Area
Dixon Missouri,
 
10am - 1pm

Native tree and glade hike at Clifty Creek Natural Area in recognition of the 40th Anniversary of the Missouri Natural Areas program and the 5th anniversary of MPF as the home of the Grow Native! program. Clifty Creek Natural Area is in Maries County, near Dixon, MO. Hike will be led by Missouri Department of Conservation […]

Jun 24

June 24, 2017: Native Tree Walk at Bellefontaine Cemetery

Bellfontaine Cemetery
Saint Louis Missouri,
 
10am - 12pm

Native Tree Walk in recognition of the 5th anniversary of MPF as the home of the Grow Native! Program, in partnership with Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, led by Bellefontaine Cemetery Horticulture Supervisor Kyle Cheesborough, 10 a.m. Limited to 45. Free. Register here. Questions? Call 888-843-6738. Register now.

Jul 22

July 22, 2017: MPF Board Meeting

10am -

Members are encouraged to attend these meetings, all of which will be held at 10:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted. Meeting locations and other details will be provided as they become available. Questions? Call 888-843-6739.

Aug 5

August 5, 2017: MPF Annual Dinner

MU Alumni Center
Columbia Missouri,
 

Join us for a great evening to benefit MPF’s prairie conservation work at this fundraiser to be held at the MU Alumni Center, Columbia. Missouri Department of Conservation Director Sarah Pauley will give welcoming remarks, and our guest speaker is ecologist Dr. Quinn Long with the Missouri Botanical Garden who will present Tallgrass Prairie in […]

Oct 15

October 15, 2017: MPF Board Meeting

9am -

Members are encouraged to attend these meetings. This meeting begins at 9:00 a.m. Meeting locations and other details will be provided as they become available. Questions? Call 888-843-6739.

Nov 3

November 3, 2017: Grow Native! Soils Workshop

Saint Louis Community College
Kirkwood Missouri,
 

Grow Native! Soils Workshop with Dr. Elaine Ingham, Dr. Alice Tipton, and Doug Peterson. At St. Louis Community College, Kirkwood, MO. Sponsored by landesign and Roeslein Alternative Energy. Watch for details.



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