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 […]

Get a free tree in Kansas City

Residents of Kansas City, MO can receive a free tree as part of the city’s effort to restore the declining urban forests.

Trees will be planted in the public right-of-way, which is typically within 10 feet of the street. To receive a free tree, recipients must be a Kansas City resident, have adequate planting space as […]

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

Learn how to plant and care for trees

Arborists and urban foresters will teach residents how to care for trees in a Heartland Alliance Treekeepers class that begins March 28.

The goal of TreeKeepers is to provide a corps of trained volunteers as a resource for local municipalities, school districts and neighborhood associations to lead tree planting, pruning and maintenance projects regionally.

Research shows that […]

Lawrence hosts compost and wood chip sale

The city of Lawrence will be selling wood chips and compost at it’s City Waste Reduction and Recycling Division from Thursday, March 23 through Saturday, March 25. The sale is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

The wood chips are from grinding up trees and brush that private contractors have supplied.  The compost is made […]

March 16th, 2017|Gardening, Lawn & Garden, Recycling, Reuse & repurpose|0 Comments