Lordi Marker Prairie

Learn more about our newest land aquisition and matching gift opportunity.

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Learn about Missouri’s prairie heritage

Photos: Lordi Marker Prairie by Walter Moser, Bee art by Katherine Fratti, Indian Grass by Pat Whalen, BioBlitz by Jeff Cantrell, Linden’s Prairie walk by Lloyd Grotjan, MPF prairie burn by Jerod Huebner, La Petite Gemme Prairie Bioblitz by Christine Chiu, Dickcissel Nest by Sara Scheill

For 55 years, the Missouri Prairie Foundation has been conserving Missouri’s prairies and other native grasslands—some of the most imperiled habitats on the planet.

We are also home to the Grow Native! plant education and marketing program and the Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force.

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For 55 years, the Missouri Prairie Foundation has been conserving Missouri’s prairies and other native grasslands—some of the most imperiled habitats on the planet.

We are also home to the Grow Native! native plant education and marketing program and the Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force.

Upcoming Events

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Call for Award Nominations

The Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF), its Grow Native! program, and the Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force (MoIP), which MPF administers, is now accepting nominations for its Missouri Prairie Foundation awards (prairie pioneer, prairie professional, prairie...

A Missouri Bicentennial Project: Protection & Restoration of MPF’s 400-acre Lordi Marker Prairie

An extraordinary $1 million lead gift from Susan Lordi Marker and her husband Dennis Marker, along with other generous gifts and financial backing from MPF, made this new MPF acquisition possible. Your gift of any amount—to be matched up to $25,000 from an additional gift from the Markers—will help us raise $50,000 in 2021 restricted to this project, which includes acquisition, restoration, and stewardship of this remarkable 400-acre property.

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