Missouri 2021 is excited to announce that Missouri Prairie Foundation has joined the Bicentennial Alliance!
“Missouri Prairie Foundation is very pleased to be part of the Alliance,” says Executive Director Carol Davit. “At the core of Missouri Prairie Foundation’s mission is the protection of original, unplowed prairie, which was abundant as recently as our year of statehood, but is now reduced to less than 1/10th of one percent of its original extent. The remnants of this once vast ecosystem that figures so dramatically into the natural, historical, and economic history of Missouri are still vital habitat for prairie wildlife, still very much part of the fabric of the state’s landscape, and must continue to be protected for the benefit of all Missourians.”
Missouri Prairie Foundation will be planning many events to connect citizens to Missouri’s prairie legacy, and these activities will take on enriched meaning in the context of the state’s auspicious upcoming anniversary.
The Bicentennial Alliance is a coalition of statewide non-profit organizations and government agencies working together to develop and promote projects commemorating the Missouri Bicentennial throughout the Show-Me State. Visit missouri2021.org to see a wide variety of projects that are already underway by Alliance members.