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Train to be a volunteer Master Naturalist

Apply to be a Master Naturalist and learn how to protect and preserve natural resources by training with the Johnson County K-State Research and Extension.

The Master Naturalist program focuses on education, outreach and service to manage local natural areas and resources. It includes: land stewardship to eradicate invasive species and restore natural habitats; bluebird stewardship […]

Green up your life with 9 New Year’s resolutions

Kick your New Year’s resolutions up a notch by adding a green twist to eating healthier, losing weight, saving money and creating a healthy home.

For many, the same resolutions appear on lists each January. In 2019, there are many more options to make resolutions good for us and for Mother Earth. Here are 9 ideas […]

Recycle holiday trees, lights and glass

Now that the big celebrations are over, here’s a list of places to recycle your Christmas tree, greenery, lights and glass.

Like yard waste, holiday trees and greenery are banned from landfills in Missouri and are discouraged from being deposited into Kansas landfills. Area communities offer residents a number of ways to recycle them — not only […]

Get outside for the Christmas Bird Count

Start a new holiday tradition this year and help the local Audubon Society count birds at the annual, national Christmas Bird Count.

For 119 years, the Audubon Society has been counting winter birds across the Western Hemisphere. Volunteers with the Burroughs Audubon Society of Greater Kansas City will be counting in December and January. To find […]

Recycle your broken holiday lights

When it’s time to take down the holiday lights, help keep thousands of pounds of wire, plastic and light bulbs out of the landfill by recycling any that are broken.

All broken lights can be recycled through Southeast Enterprises, a sheltered workshop for people with developmental disabilities. The non-profit has recycled more than 130,000 pounds since […]