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View migrating bald eagles in Missouri

Thousands of migrating bald eagles can be seen during winter months at Missouri Department of Conservation Eagle Days events.

Eagles can be seen at these events near Kansas City. Some include eagle displays, live eagle programs and kid’s crafts.

December 2 & 3, Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge (formerly Squaw Creek), Mound City, MO
January 6 & […]

November 28th, 2017|Conservation, Education, Event, Nature, Wildlife|0 Comments

HERO program offers unique financing for energy upgrades

More than 500 Jackson County, MO residents have installed solar systems or added energy-efficiency features to their houses this year through a new Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) financing program.

HERO financing helps homeowners make energy-efficient and renewable-energy improvements to their homes, and then pay for the upgrades over time through an additional, voluntary line item on their property […]

Mulch, compost & recycle yard waste

Growing piles of leaves are “gold” for gardeners who take advantage of the free nutrients that can be mulched or composted to replenish lawns and gardens.

Replenish your lawn with grasscycling

One of the easiest ways to reap the benefit of leaves is to leave them on the lawn and mow over them. This can be accomplished with […]

Neighborhood teaches green stewardship

A dozen young residents of the Marlborough Neighborhood recently learned about environmental stewardship, wildlife in the city and keeping the Blue River watershed clean in a new Green Guard Stewardship program.

“If environmental science class was like this, I would be a lot more engaged,” said Dallas Colbert, a Green Guard Steward. He and his classmates […]

Feast on locally grown food this holiday season

Thanksgiving is the official start of holiday celebrations that are full of food and family get-togethers. This holiday season, start a new tradition by sourcing food from local farmers for your holiday feasts.

Bringing at least one locally raised or grown food to the table during the season helps your community thrive by supporting local farmers. Compared […]