“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
Opportunity to Support “Conservation Organization of the Year” May 11
Help the Missouri Prairie Foundation Conserve Precious, Imperiled Habitat
Jefferson City, MO (April 25, 2017) — The Missouri Prairie Foundation, named earlier this year the Conservation Federation of Missouri’s Conservation Organization of 2016, will participate in Give St. Louis, a day of on-line giving on Thursday, May 11, 2017, organized by the St. Louis Community Foundation.
Those wishing to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Missouri Prairie Foundation through Give St. Louis may do so beginning at 12:00 a.m. May 11, 2017 at www.givestlday.org/MissouriPrairieFoundation. The minimum donation is $10.
The Missouri Prairie Foundation, a statewide organization, was named the Conservation Organization of the Year on March 10, 2017 in recognition of its many accomplishments in 2016, including outstanding stewardship of rare prairie habitat, dedication of its 20th prairie acquisition, robust educational programming, and other achievements.
“The Missouri Prairie Foundation is extremely grateful to a St. Louis-area supporter who has committed to match up to $5,000 in total Give St. Louis Day contributions to the Foundation,” said Carol Davit, the Foundation’s executive director. “Gifts made to us on May 11 through Give St. Louis will help us conserve prairie in Missouri, one of the planet’s most biodiverse yet imperiled habitats.”
The Missouri Prairie Foundation protects and restores original prairie and other native grasslands through land acquisition, prairie management, education, and research. The Foundation owns and manages 21 properties totaling more than 3,300 acres that are open to the public to enjoy. Once covering at least 15 million acres in Missouri, the remaining estimated 70,000 scattered acres of prairie in Missouri are home to a stunning diversity of plants and animals, including more species of native pollinators than any other habitat in the state.
The Foundation’s outreach and education program includes continuous publication of the Missouri Prairie Journal since 1979, its annual Prairie BioBlitz, and many other activities. The Foundation also runs the 17-year-old Grow Native! program and the Missouri Invasive Plant Species Task Force.
To learn more about the Missouri Prairie Foundation’s work, and to register for the Foundation’s free 8th Annual Prairie BioBlitz on June 10 and 11 and other events, visit www.moprairie.org or www.grownative.org.