Saturday, August 10, 2019: MPF Annual Dinner & Silent Auction

Missouri Prairie Foundation

Saturday, August 10, 2019: MPF Annual Dinner & Silent Auction

Capitol Plaza Hotel & Convention Center
415 W. McCarty Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101
Map to the hotel

The Capitol Plaza Hotel is offering a special room rate for Missouri Prairie Foundation guests the night of August 10: standard room (1 king or 2 double beds) is $89 plus taxes. Call 573-635-1234 to make a reservation.

Register for the dinner below. Also, special tours in the Jefferson City area for the weekend are planned exclusively for Annual Dinner guests; see details below.

MPF's 2018 Annual Dinner & Silent Auction. Join us August 10, 2109!

Join us for this special evening in Jefferson City at the Capitol Plaza Hotel. Shop for outdoor equipment, artwork, and outdoor experiences; enjoy a meal with fellow prairie supporters; and learn from our guest speaker, John Murphy. Murphy is Wildlife and Ecological Services Manager for Roeslein Alternative Energy in northeastern Missouri. During his talk Prairie Remnants, Restorations, and Promise, Murphy will share his love for the prairie gems of northeastern Missouri and holistic prairie restoration landscape ecology.

Annual Dinner & Silent Auction Schedule:

5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Silent Auction, Social Hour & Drinks
(two drink tickets included)
Beverages include Missouri wines donated by St. James Winery, beer, and soft drinks.

6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Dinner

7:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Welcoming remarks by Missouri Prairie Foundation President David Young and Executive Director Carol Davit followed by Presentation of Missouri Prairie Foundation Annual Awards & Grow Native! Native Plant Pioneer Award and Remarks

7:30 p.m.
Presentation by John Murphy: Prairie Remnants, Restorations, and Promise

 

John Murphy is Wildlife and Ecological Services Manager for Roeslein Alternative Energy in northeastern Missouri. Since he began working in this capacity in 2017, Murphy has overseen the restoration of over 900 acres of monoculture agriculture land to diverse prairie plantings in this Glaciated Plains region of the state—once a vast matrix of tallgrass prairie, savanna, open woodlands, and other habitats. Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) was founded in 2012 as an operator and developer of renewable energy production facilities that convert agricultural and industrial wastes along with renewable biomass feedstocks to renewable natural gas and sustainable co-products. RAE engages in these business operations with a focus on incorporating native prairie restoration for its many benefits to soil health, water quality protection, carbon storage, and wildlife. Prior to joining RAE, Murphy served as a Private Land Conservationist for the Missouri Department of Conservation for 17 years, helping individual private landowners in northeastern Missouri restore and manage the native habitats and wildlife resources on their land. In his presentation, Murphy will share his love for the prairie remnants of northeastern Missouri and, in his words, “insights on perspective, priorities, and solving grassland problems from the field up.”

MPF members, watch for your personal invitation in the postal mail, or register online now.

 

 Table sponsor (table for 10):
• $450 for lifetime members
• $550 for non-lifetime members.

Individual dinner reservations:
$55 for MPF members
$65 for non-members
Two complimentary tickets for lifetime members; current patrons receive complimentary tickets commensurate with patron level (see forthcoming personal invitations in postal mail)

Price includes two drink tickets. Online registration will be open soon; members, also watch for for your invitation in the postal mail. Hotel rooms are available for a special rate of $89; for room reservations, call (573) 635-1234 and mention the Missouri Prairie Foundation. Special field trips for dinner guests to nearby Missouri Wildflowers Nursery and the Prairie Garden Trust are also being planned for the weekend; details on these tours are forthcoming. Space is limited so register today! Your payment serves as your dinner ticket. Your contribution to this benefit, less $43 per person, is fully tax-deductible.

When
8/10/2019 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where
Capitol Plaza Hotel & Convention Center 415 W McCarty St Jefferson City, MO 65101

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Program

   

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Description
MPF members Lorna and Henry Domke offer Annual Dinner guests a walking tour of the Prairie Garden Trust near New Bloomfield, MO on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. The Prairie Garden Trust (PGT) is a public nature garden about 16 miles north of Jefferson City, featuring prairie plantings, native woods, ponds and streams. Each tour is limited to 25 guests. Dress for a summer walk on paved and mowed paths. Learn more about the PGT at www.prairiegardentrust.org.
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
1:30 PM



MPF member and Grow Native! professional member and sponsor Mervin Wallace offers Annual Dinner guests a walking tour of his Missouri Wildflowers Nursery in Brazito, MO on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Missouri Wildflowers Nursery is about 13 miles south of Jefferson City. The 35-year-old nursery offers more than 245 species of Missouri-origin wildflowers, grasses, sedges, vines, shrubs, and trees. Stroll through the beautiful nursery as you learn about the native plant business—from seed collection to propagation to market. Each tour is limited to 30 guests. Dress for a summer walk on gravel paths. Learn more about the nursery at http://mowildflowers.net/. Register for these free tours here, or call 636-303-7418.
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM



Sunday, 11 August 2019

Description
MPF member and Grow Native! professional member and sponsor Mervin Wallace offers Annual Dinner guests a walking tour of his Missouri Wildflowers Nursery in Brazito, MO on Sunday, Aug. 11 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Missouri Wildflowers Nursery is about 13 miles south of Jefferson City. The 35-year-old nursery offers more than 245 species of Missouri-origin wildflowers, grasses, sedges, vines, shrubs, and trees. Stroll through the beautiful nursery as you learn about the native plant business—from seed collection to propagation to market. Each tour is limited to 30 guests. Dress for a summer walk on gravel paths. Learn more about the nursery at http://mowildflowers.net/. Register for these free tours here, or call 636-303-7418.
Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9:00 AM



MPF members Lorna and Henry Domke offer Annual Dinner guests a walking tour of the Prairie Garden Trust near New Bloomfield, MO on Sunday, Aug. 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The Prairie Garden Trust (PGT) is a public nature garden about 16 miles north of Jefferson City, featuring prairie plantings, native woods, ponds and streams. Each tour is limited to 25 guests. Dress for a summer walk on paved and mowed paths. Learn more about the PGT at www.prairiegardentrust.org.
Time
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
9:00 AM