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It’s time to order native seedlings for spring

Each year, the Missouri Department of Conservation 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 varieties include pine, pecan, oak, dogwood, tulip poplar, cottonwood, sweet gum, cypress, birch, hickory, willow, persimmon, […]

October 2nd, 2017|Conservation, Nature, Sustainability|0 Comments

Environmentalist Bill McKibben to speak at UMKC

Meet environmentalist and author Bill McKibben and hear his insight on The Hottest Fight in the Hottest Decade: Climate Change on the Edge of Hope & Despair on Friday, October 6 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

A reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by the lecture at 6:30 p.m. and book signing after the lecture in Pierson Auditorium, 5000 Holmes […]

Replace your lawn with an edible garden

Learn how to transform your lawn into an edible landscape of vegetables, herbs and fruit trees at a Food Not Lawns class.

Instructor Steve Mann will teach ecologically sound methods of replacing your lawn with permaculture gardens, edible landscaping, and forest gardens in a three-session CommUniversity class from 7 – 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, October 11, […]

Could there be a climate-change crisis in Cowtown?

What can Kansas City expect and how can it become more resilient as the climate continues to change, bringing stronger storms and higher temperatures that can result in a mix of drought and flooding?

The Kansas Natural Resource Council (KRNC) will host three environmental experts to discuss these issues at its 16th annual Community Forum on Kansas […]

Help scientists track monarch migration

Sign up for Monarch Mania or Monarch Magic and learn how to tag butterflies so scientists can track their migration from Kansas City to Mexico and back.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering free sessions for the public to learn about monarchs and also to tag butterflies to help scientists track their migrations.

Monarch butterflies […]