Maxmillian sunflowers (Helianthus maximilianii). Photo: Pat Whalen

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Request for Proposals: Native Plantings in St. Louis

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...

Look out for Lilies in our Prairies this Spring

Look out for Lilies in our Prairies this Spring

We have entered the month in which spring officially begins! Original, unplowed prairies and prairie plantings will soon have hints of green as plant shoots emerge. One of many special plants to look out for on original prairies, and some glades and savannas, is...

MPF 2021 Geology and Native Grasslands Tours

MPF 2021 Geology and Native Grasslands Tours

From ancient seas and volcanoes to drifting continents, the broad sweep of earth’s history is written in the rocks and soils that directly influence the structure and composition of Missouri’s native grasslands. In this tour series, MPF Technical Advisor Mike Leahy...

Call for MPF Prairie Garden Grant Applications

Call for MPF Prairie Garden Grant Applications

Gardening and other conservation groups, parks, schools, and other entities are invited to submit proposals to MPF’s Prairie Garden Grants Program. In 2021, MPF will award several grants to help fund the establishment of prairie gardens or plantings. Grants will not...

121st Annual Christmas Bird Count

121st Annual Christmas Bird Count

The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is the longest-running community science project in the United States, started by ornithologist Frank M. Chapman, who saw the value in counting birds instead of shooting them, which had been a Christmas Day tradition in the late 1800s....

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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.