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Try 6 ways to improve indoor air quality

When winter’s bitter chill forces you 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 is […]

Repurpose your natural holiday trees and greenery

Give your natural holiday tree, wreaths and garland a second life by recycling them at one of many locations that will reuse them for landscaping mulch, fish habitat and erosion control.

Most of the services listed below are in or near the Kansas City metropolitan area and can be found on Mid-America Regional Councils’ RecycleSpot.org. To find tree recycling […]

Gather friends for Christmas Bird Count

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

For 120 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 […]

Reserve native tree seedlings now for spring

Start planning now for spring planting by ordering native tree seedlings for as little as 22 cents each from the Missouri Department of Conservation. Here’s how you can tap this resource or find a program in your state.

The MDC George O. White State Nursery grows three-million tree seedlings each year and sells one-year-old, bare-root seedlings […]

Explore the countryside at the Kaw Valley Farm Tour

Load up the kids and pick a route to visit 34 farms on the Kaw Valley Farm Tour this weekend. Visit local farmers, pumpkin patches and wineries and see how everything from alpacas to zucchini is raised and grown.

The 14th annual farm tour includes farms along the Kaw River from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, […]