National Prairie Day

MPF’s Linden’s Prairie. Photo: R.S. Kinerson

Celebrate the native grasslands in your region and across our nation

What is National Prairie Day?

Founded by the Missouri Prairie Foundation in 2016, National Prairie Day is celebrated the first Saturday of June every year.


Enhance public awareness of what prairie is, educate about its value, and motivate all who learn about prairie to be inspired to support prairie protection, conservation, restoration, enjoyment, and the ecological concepts found there.

Create curiosity and celebrate and encourage a national dialogue around the common ground of the historic and current value of prairie.

Recognize the vital importance of conserving the original prairie that remains, and the need to reconstruct native grasslands where appropriate.

Celebrate what we can learn, and have yet to discover, from prairie.

Discover how each of us benefits from this complex ecosystem.

Bring together otherwise disparate entities, united on common ground, towards a common goal.

Get Involved!

If you are a representative of an outdoor, conservation, biological, educational, recreational, or other related organization, become a sponsor of National Prairie Day or publicize an event that helps your organization while getting the word out about prairies.

If you’re a student, teacher, government official, or private citizen, contact groups with which you’re involved to help spread the word about National Prairie Day!

Use #nationalprairieday on social media sites.

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National Prairie Day Sponsors

Sponsorship requires only your organization’s commitment to helping spread the word about National Prairie Day and prairies. Contact us for more info.

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