Missouri Prairie Foundation Bestows 2018 Awards
The 52-year-old prairie conservation organization and land trust honored champions of prairie conservation on August 4 at its Annual Dinner in Columbia, MO.
JEFFERSON CITY (August 6, 2018)—The Missouri Prairie Foundation’s Annual Dinner is a celebration of Missouri’s prairie resources, held this year on August 4, 2018 at the University of Missouri Alumni Center. Guests remembered the organization’s co-founder, Bill Crawford of Columbia, who died on December 7, 2017; were inspired and informed by speaker and restoration pioneer Steven Apfelbaum; and also paid tribute to six awardees.
“Prairie in Missouri is a rare and valuable resource,” said Dale Blevins, Missouri Prairie Foundation President. “Protecting and promoting it requires hard work and commitment from many people. Our awards program recognizes individuals who have made or are making a positive difference in the conservation of Missouri’s prairie legacy.”
The Missouri Prairie Foundation 2018 awardees are: