Year in Review

See what MPF accomplished in 2021!

Lordi Marker Prairie

Contribute to our bicentennial project

Bee A Prairie Hero

Adopt a Brown-belted Bumble Bee

2021 Webinars

New master classes and webinars

Citizen Science

Take part in our iNaturalist Citizen Science Biodiversity Project

Explore A Prairie

Visit one of our 29 properties

Education

Learn about Missouri’s prairie heritage

Photos: Collage by various photographers, 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 Council.

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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 Council.

Upcoming Events

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End of the Year Giving 2021

Thanks to you and other supporters, the Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF) and its Grow Native! program accomplish a sustained, high level of conservation activity for prairie, people, and native plants. One of our many accomplishments this year was the launching of a...

Planting Prairie Violet Plugs to Help Regals

In October, volunteers assisted MPF Director of Prairie Management Jerod Huebner with the planting of at least 1,200 plugs (small plants) of a variety of prairie-restricted wildflower species over three properties. These plants—including royal catchfly (Silene regia),...

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 will help us raise necessary funds restricted to this project, which includes purchase cost, restoration, and stewardship of this remarkable 400-acre property.

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