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Discover 10 family friendly Earth Day activities

This Earth Day, celebrate 47 years of eco-advocacy by volunteering to clean up a stream, recycling your big items, planting trees, going to an Earth Day Fest or visiting a sustainable vineyard and winery.

All events listed here are on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22.

Overland Park Recycling Extravaganza 

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Black & Veatch parking lot, 11401 […]

Save money & energy during Green Sales Tax Holiday

If you purchase a new Energy Star® appliance between April 19-25, you can take advantage of the Missouri Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday that exempts state sales tax on retail sales of qualifying purchases.

Many cities and counties across the state also have opted into the tax-free exemption on purchases up to $1,500 per appliance during […]

April 11th, 2017|Energy, Energy Efficiency, Event, Green Homes, Sustainability|0 Comments

Find natives at these area plant sales

Explore the many benefits of adding native plants to your landscape, and find locally grown, native plants at these sales this Spring. Many of the sales are also fundraisers for sponsoring nature centers, community gardens and conservation programs.

Missouri Prairie Foundation Native Plant Sale 

Saturday, April 15 and Saturday, May 6

9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Anita B. Gorman Conservation […]

April 11th, 2017|Event, Gardening, Lawn & Garden, Sustainability|0 Comments

Receive free admission to national parks

Start the season with a visit to a national park, and receive free weekend admission at all 417 sites during National Park Week.

Throughout the country, there will be free entrance to all National Park Service sites during the weekends of National Park Week on April 15, 16, 22, and 23. There are also free or […]

April 11th, 2017|Conservation, Event, Nature, Wildlife|0 Comments

View endangered prairie chickens

Watch the foot-stomping strut and hear the booming call of the male prairie chicken at a limited, guided viewing of these endangered native birds.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host two public viewings of prairie chickens from 6 – 9 a.m. on Saturdays, March 18 and March 25 at the Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie near El […]

March 13th, 2017|Conservation, Event, Nature, Wildlife|0 Comments