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What’s the most eco-friendly Christmas tree?

It’s time to choose the perfect Christmas tree, but which one has the smallest environmental impact — cutting down a real tree or reusing an artificial one? Or is there a zero-waste option?

Most experts say a real Christmas tree is more eco-friendly than artificial, but both come with environmental impacts.

Choose zero-waste

For a truly zero-waste option, you […]

View migrating bald eagles in Missouri

Head out to state parks, lakes and wildlife refuge areas to see thousands of migrating bald eagles in Missouri this winter, or catch a virtual show next week.

The Loess Bluffs Eagle Days will a host a virtual show from 6 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30 and 6 -7 p.m. on Friday, December 3. […]

November 22nd, 2021|Animals, Birds, Event, Nature, Resilience, Water, Wildlife|0 Comments

Volunteer to plant trees on city streets

Join a group of volunteers this fall to plant street trees in neighborhoods throughout the Kansas City, MO area.

Heartland Tree Alliance will be planting free trees along the right-of-way of city streets. To volunteer, register at the links connected to each date below. No prior tree planting experience is necessary. Tools and equipment will be provided, but […]

Where can you compost your pumpkins?

If your Halloween pumpkins are rotting on the front porch, here are some options to give them a second life and keep food waste out of the landfill.

Compost it at home

If you’ve got a compost bin or pile, cut up your pumpkins and throw them in. If you clean and dry the seeds, you can […]

Explore Halloween nature trails & fishing

It’s Halloween and the “creepy” critters of nature are calling. Here’s a chance to get the kids outside to explore the Spooky Prairie Clue Trail and go fishing at Fish or Treat.

Wear your Halloween costume to Fish or Treat for a morning of fishing and fish-themed games. Prizes will be given for the biggest catch […]