Maxmillian sunflowers (Helianthus maximilianii). Photo: Pat Whalen

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Missouri Prairie Foundation Bestows 2021 Awards

Missouri Prairie Foundation Bestows 2021 Awards

The Missouri Prairie Foundation’s Annual Dinner, held virtually on August 20, 2021, is a celebration of Missouri’s prairie legacy. During the event, the 55-year-old prairie conservation organization and land trust paid tribute to seven awardees. “Missouri’s remaining...

MPF Purchases Rare Sand Prairie in SE Missouri

MPF Purchases Rare Sand Prairie in SE Missouri

On June 1, 2021, MPF purchased a sand prairie of nearly 55 acres in Scott County in southeastern Missouri near Sikeston. This property is likely the most intact and one of only two sand prairies (Southeastern Missouri Subtype) in the Missouri Natural Heritage...

Protecting and Honoring Missouri’s Prairie Heritage

Protecting and Honoring Missouri’s Prairie Heritage

The Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF) has established an acknowledgement of the role of Native Americans in shaping Missouri's prairie. This year is a milestone in Missouri’s history. This state has accomplished much in its first 200 years—and Missouri’s Bicentennial...

Call for Award Nominations

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...

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...

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