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  • Feb. 26: Native by Design: Landscapes Beyond Beauty » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    years at the same location Gradually the lawn on this city lot 150 X 50 has disappeared and much of it has been replaced by plants native to Illinois although exotic species remain visible and mixed in with the natives Douglas W Tallamy s book BRINGING NATURE HOME lst edition 2007 provided imperative reasons to continue replacing non native vegetation with native Her interest in gardening derives from the work of her mother in Nebraska who always had a large vegetable garden and who loved to find native flowers in bloom in the pasture and other places She also liked to watch birds Since retirement contacts with the wonderful people who gravitate to Master Naturalist and Master Gardener programs have vastly expanded her horizons Working on teams with these people has provided a constant education in the workings of the natural world She is a member of groups who work at The Gardens of SIUE The Watershed Nature Center in Edwardsville and Willoughby Farm in Collinsville Her family s yard hosts dozens native forbs sedges grasses trees and shrubs Many of the grasses and forbs have been raised from seeds Tom Shirrell Green Thumb Nursery Tom Shirrell born and raised in Alton Illinois has always had a love for plants His interest started as young as five years old when he would go out into his aunt s garden and ask her to tell him the names of her flowers Tom began mowing yards for his parent s friends as a teenager which sparked his interest in landscaping Tom even started his very own prairie at his parents home Tom has a bachelor s degree in Biology from SIUE and associates in Horticulture from STL community college He has volunteered for years with Heartland Prairie He also has many established prairie lots Tom has his own business which he started in 2013 named Green Thumb Nursery Tom grows Illinois native prairie grasses and wildflowers and sells them at some local farmer s market He raises and grows his plants in his own back yard with a little help from his four year old son Tristan Scott Moss Lewis and Clark Community College James Scott Moss is an instructor at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey Illinois He is the program coordinator for Restoration Ecology Environmental Science and Stormwater Management leads a number of initiatives on sustainability and has been employed by the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center He has a B S Environment Ecology and Evolution and a M S In Biology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Professional affiliations include the Society for Ecological Restoration and the Missouri Prairie Foundation He is a 28 year veteran of the United States Navy Reserve Tom Doyle HeartLand Prairie Tom Doyle retired from AT T in 2010 after 35 years of service He has been married to my wife Sue for 31 years and they have three children Christina Meghan and Tim They bought 16 acres in southern Jersey County

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  • April 16: MPF Native Plant Sale at “Go Native” Event » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    at Go Native Event Anita B Gorman Discovery Center 4750 Troost Ave Kansas City MO 64110 9 30am 2 30pm The Anita B Gorman Discovery Center is partnering with the Missouri Prairie Foundation to offer a native plant sale at the center s native plant education event Missouri Wildflowers Nursery will be providing a variety of native flowers grasses shrubs and trees If you wish to preorder your choices for

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  • April 23: MPF Native Plant Sale at City Market » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    and 30 from 8 00 a m to 1 00 p m at the City Market 5th and Walnut Kansas City MO On the 23rd a large variety of native wildflowers and grasses suitable for many growing conditions sunny shady wet and dry from Missouri Wildflowers Nursery will be available and Forrest Keeling Nursery will offer a variety of native trees and shrubs for sale On the 30th Missouri Wildflowers

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  • April 30: MPF Native Plant Sale at City Market » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    to 1 00 p m at the City Market 5th and Walnut Kansas City MO On the 23rd a large variety of native wildflowers and grasses suitable for many growing conditions sunny shady wet and dry from Missouri Wildflowers Nursery will be available and Forrest Keeling Nursery will offer a variety of native trees and shrubs for sale On the 30th Missouri Wildflowers Nursery will offer a variety of woodland

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  • Events » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    register is Apr 16 April 16 MPF Native Plant Sale at Go Native Event Anita B Gorman Discovery Center 4750 Troost Ave Kansas City MO 64110 9 30am 2 30pm The Anita B Gorman Discovery Center is partnering with the Missouri Prairie Foundation to offer a native plant sale at the center s native plant education event Missouri Wildflowers Nursery will be providing a variety of native flowers grasses shrubs and trees If you wish to preorder your choices for pickup on the 16th contact Missouri Apr 23 April 23 MPF Native Plant Sale at City Market City Market 5th and Walnut Kansas City MO 8am 1pm The Missouri Prairie Foundation will hold its annual native plant sale the last two Saturdays in April April 23 and 30 from 8 00 a m to 1 00 p m at the City Market 5th and Walnut Kansas City MO On the 23rd a large variety of native wildflowers and grasses suitable for many growing conditions sunny shady wet and dry from Missouri Apr 30 April 30 MPF Native Plant Sale at City Market City Market 5th and Walnut Kansas City MO 8am 1pm The Missouri Prairie Foundation will hold its annual

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  • Why Prairie Matters—New MPF Video » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    Education and Outreach Prairie Management Membership To receive news form MPF please enter your email address above and press enter on your keyboard Why Prairie Matters New MPF Video Posted January 12 2014 at 10 44 pm Posted in Featured

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/2014/01/12/1355/ (2016-02-10)
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  • MPF Staff » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    the Citizens Committee for Soil Water and State Parks the Missouri Monarch Recovery Plan Steering Committee OAKS Missouri Outdoor Action Committee Jefferson City Environmental Quality Commission the Lincoln University Native Outdoor Laboratory Advisory Board and on MELAB the Missouri Environmental Literacy Advisory Board She has been the editor of field guides and written on a wide variety of natural history and conservation topics for the Missouri Prairie Journal the Missouri Conservationist and other publications Davit has B A and M A degrees in Interdisciplinary Studies I consider myself extremely fortunate to be able to help conserve some of the most biologically rich habitat on earth Davit says and to work with the many people in the MPF community who are so passionate about prairie conservation and native plants Carol and her husband and son are Stream Team 3631 Watch Davit s TEDx Gateway Arch presentation Why Prairie Matters New Relevancies of a Vanishing Landscape MPF hired its new Director of Prairie Management Jerod Huebner on July 6 2015 Among his various duties are prairie management planning mapping invasive species control prescribed fire and all other aspects of the stewardship of MPF s prairies which now total more than 3 000 acres in 19 tracts of land Huebner earned a Bachelor s of Science in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences from the University of Missouri Columbia in 2010 While in college Huebner worked at MPF s and the Missouri Department of Conservation s Prairie Fork Conservation and Expansion Areas in Callaway County on a variety of prairie reconstruction activities After graduating Huebner worked as a wildlife biologist at the August A Busch Memorial Conservation Area in St Charles Among his duties in that position were managing 18 000 acres of high public use conservation areas in the St Louis region preparing management

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  • Board of Directors » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    Country Day University of Vermont and Boston College Graduate School of Management He owns and operates Hereford Printing Resources which provides print management services to large national retailers specializing in POS and packaging His interests lie in protecting unplowed prairie remnants and expanding the footprint of prairie in MO through acquisition and restoration of pastureland He has a 2500 SF prairie garden at home and is in the process of transforming his 2 acre lot into predominately native plants Committees Fundraising Outreach Communications Scott Lenharth Nevada MO Term Expires 2017 Scott Lenharth currently lives in Nevada developing phone apps for citizen scientists and pursuing prairie and savanna restoration on private land He earned a bachelor s degree in Computer Science from University of Missouri Rolla and a master s degree in Wildlife Science from Texas A M University Prior to moving to Missouri Lenharth resided in Austin TX and worked for various companies including IBM and Dell Committees Science Management Governance Jan Sassmann Bland MO Term Expires 2016 Jan Sassmann a retired Rolla art teacher is an active partner in the restoration of the 120 acre Osage county Prairie Star Farm Sassman has played an active role in the conversion of 60 acres from fescue pasture to native warm season grasses and wildflowers Her specimen garden is a tool for plant identification and propagation Woodland and aquatic farm restoration projects compliment her comprehensive land restoration efforts Committees Fundraising Bonnie Teel Rich Hill MO Term Expires 2015 Six years ago the MPF President asked Bonnie Teel to join the Board Since her mind and eyes have opened to the wonder and benefits of prairies and prairie life while contributing her own experiences from operating Prairie View Farm a prairie she calls home She still feels new to most things prairie but her home and the MPF are wonderful educators Committees Finance Science Management Nominations Chair Awards David Young Windsor MO Term Expires 2017 David B Young is retired from the Missouri Department of Conservation where he was a wildlife regional supervisor responsible for more than 100 000 acres of public lands developing and supervising wildlife management programs in West Central Missouri As a retiree he is self employed as a part time landscape maintenance technician and is a Master Gardener Emeritus in Johnson County His hobbies are hunting fishing family activities and traveling He holds membership in MPF life member CFM life member and NWTF Committees Grow Native Vacancy Term Expires 2016 Vacancy Term Expires 2016 Vacancy Term Expires 2017 Vacancy Term Expires 2017 Presidential Appointees John Cable Rolla MO Committees Fundraising Christine Chiu Springfield MO Committees Outreach Communication Sarah Hinman Springfield MO Sarah is a native Kansan and a recent transplant to Missouri She holds a B S and M S in biology and tries to spend as much time as possible outdoors hiking biking camping She has worked in grasslands and savannas in Kansas Missouri Mississippi and Massachusetts and is excited to bring her energy and enthusiasm to MPF

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