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Which is more eco-friendly, a real or artificial Christmas tree?

This time of year, the question is almost always asked. Is a real or artificial Christmas tree the most environmentally responsible?

There are many reasons why real Christmas trees are more eco-friendly. Real trees are both a renewable and biodegradable natural resource. On average, it takes about seven years to raise a Christmas tree to marketable […]

Give kids a night with the KC Zoo animals

If you’re looking for a unique experience to give the kids for the holidays, check out the Kansas City Zoo overnights with the animals.

Throughout the year, there are opportunities for a Nocturnal Safari, Birthday Bash Overnight, Slumber Down Under with Kangaroos, a Polar Bear PJ Party, Penguin Pole-Looza and Elephant Extravaganza. Most overnights are designed […]

View migrating bald eagles in Missouri

Thousands of migrating bald eagles can be seen during winter months at Missouri Department of Conservation Eagle Days events. Find eagle displays, live eagle programs and kid’s crafts at many events.

MOUND CITY: December 1 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and December 2 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge near Mound City. Call […]

November 20th, 2018|Animals, Birds, Conservation, Education, Event, Nature, Wildlife|0 Comments

Order native tree seedlings for spring

The Missouri Department of Conservation grows three-million tree seedlings each year to sell to residents for as little as 22 cents each.

The MDC George O. White State Nursery offers one-year-old, bare-root seedlings with sizes varying by species. Tree and shrub seedling varieties include pine, pecan, oak, dogwood, tulip poplar, cottonwood, sweet gum, cypress, birch, hickory, willow, […]

Get reimbursed for rain gardens, barrels & more

If you own property in Johnson County, you can receive up to a 50-percent refund for all Contain the Rain projects you install in your landscape to help improve water quality.

Sustainable landscape projects that qualify for the refund include:

Rain barrels
Rain gardens
Native plants

To encourage property owners to use best practices for stormwater management, Johnson County […]