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Celebrate Earth Day at Lawrence parade & festival

Enjoy a day of fun activities and learn about sustainability, waste reduction, composting, electric vehicles, energy conservation and more at the 18th Annual Lawrence Earth Day Parade & Celebration on Saturday, April 21.

The parade begins at 11 a.m. at 8th and Massachusetts streets and will process along Massachusetts to South Park. The celebration will open from […]

Get 2 free native plants at Healthy Yards Expo

Find “greener” ideas for your lawn and garden at the Johnson County Healthy Yards Expo, and receive two free native plants, a tree seedling and chances to win a compost bin or rain barrel.

The free expo will be held Saturday, April 7 and will feature businesses and non-profit organizations that can help Johnson County and surrounding […]

Watch peregrine falcon chicks hatch

Get a live view of two peregrine falcon nests with eggs getting ready to hatch. The Missouri Department of Conservation is live streaming nests that were set up to help this endangered bird.

The falcons that are viewable online began tending eggs in recent days at the American Century Investments building and at the Iatan Power Plant, […]

April 3rd, 2018|Animals, Birds, Conservation, Education, Nature, Wildlife|0 Comments

Get low-cost native trees in Missouri

Missouri residents can order low-cost native tree and shrub seedlings from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) through April 15. Each year, MDC grows 3-million tree seedlings to sell to residents for as little as $0.16 each.

The MDC George O. White State Nursery offers one-year-old, bare-root seedlings with sizes varying by species. Tree and shrub seedling […]

Register girls for Discover Nature Camp

Girls ages 11-15 can practice outdoor skills such as fishing and water safety at a free, three-day, two-night Discover Nature Girls Camp in June.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host the camp from June 26-28 at Heit’s Point Lutheran Camp near Lincoln in Benton County.

The overall goal is to give girls the confidence to […]