Lordi Marker Prairie

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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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Request for Proposals: Native Plantings in St. Louis

The Missouri Prairie Foundation seeks proposals from experienced contractors for several native planting projects in the St. Louis Area. These multi-year projects will be funded by the Missouri Prairie Foundation via grant funding. Please find the two Requests for...

Missouri Prairie Foundation Announces Missouri Bicentennial Project

The Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF), a 55-year-old nationally accredited land trust, is part of a coalition of entities committed to developing projects, programs, and events that commemorate Missouri’s 200 years of statehood this year. In a salute to Missouri’s...

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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