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Start planning your native plant garden now

It may still be frigid outside, but it’s not too early to start planning your native plant garden. Get the basics at an Introduction to Native Landscaping workshop designed for beginning gardeners, new homeowners and those curious about native plants.

The Kansas City Native Plant Initiative (KCNPI) and Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host Stephen Van Rhein […]

Discover the secrets of growing fruit

Learn all about fruit trees, how to care for them and how they provide food security to communities at this OrchardKeeper course.

Bridging the Gap’s Heartland Tree Alliance and the Giving Grove are partnering on this three-day class that delves into tree care and biology, soil and basic fruit biology, site suitability, species selection, proper planting […]

Volunteer to help track birds in winter

In unusual sightings last year, the snowy owl was seen throughout the Midwest as food shortages in its natural Arctic habitat pushed them further south.

What birds will be spotted this winter? The maps on eBird, a non-profit, cooperative online effort by birders and researchers to track sightings for all species, shows where you might spot […]

Fight litter with No MOre Trash Contest

Schools can help combat litter in Missouri with the annual No MOre Trash! Contest that encourages students to re-think litter and trash.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American generates about four pounds of trash each day. Some of that trash will end up on streets, roadsides, natural areas and waterways and harms fish, […]

Improve indoor air quality in your home

When winter’s bitter chill forces us indoors more than usual, the risk of exposure to air pollutants can be significantly higher than when we are outside.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 72 percent of chemical exposures in the average individual comes from inside the home. So, when you are spending more time indoors, it […]

January 15th, 2019|Air Quality, Conservation, Sustainability|1 Comment