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Start a new tradition with a Christmas Bird Count

This holiday season get the family together for a socially distanced, outdoor gathering, and help the Audubon Society with its annual Christmas Bird Count.

For 121 years, the Audubon Society has been counting winter birds at Christmas Bird Counts across the country. This year the gatherings may be smaller, but everyone can still participate from their […]

Find 9 ways to save on fuel costs this winter

As the weather dips below freezing, your gas mileage can drop as much as 22 percent for a gas-powered vehicle and 34 percent for a hybrid or electric vehicle.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), cold weather affects your vehicle in more ways than you might expect. For example:

It takes longer for your engine […]

Try 5 easy ideas to reduce holiday waste

‘Tis the season to celebrate, but how can we do it without sending an extra five-million tons of trash to the landfills? Consider these five easy ways to give the gift of a cleaner environment to all.

Go natural, or reuse holiday decor

Using natural items from your yard or garden, such as flower heads, […]

View migrating bald eagles in Missouri

Thousands of migrating bald eagles can be seen during winter months at state parks, lakes and wildlife refuge areas in Missouri.

Find the best viewing from late December through February at these locations:

Lake of the Ozarks at Bagnell Dam Access, east of Bagnell Dam
Eagle Bluffs Conservation Areaon Route K, southwest of Columbia
Lock & Dam 24 […]

Give your opinion on Climate Action Plan

Metro Kansas City area residents are invited to share feedback on a proposed regional blueprint for climate action that drastically reduces greenhouse gas emissions and supports resiliency from climate-related threats.

Over the past few months, the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) and Climate Action KC have worked to bring together diverse community perspectives and technical expertise to develop a set of […]