Each year, the National Lewis & Clark Conservation Awards recognize individuals and organizations that lead the charge for the appreciation and conservation of our natural resources in Missouri and beyond. Recipients of these awards represent leaders in business, philanthropy and conservation.
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were explorers, scientists, entrepreneurs, geographers, diplomats, and frontrunners of conservation in the United States. They overcame significant obstacles and challenges leading the Corps of Discovery through unforeseen circumstances and difficulties to change America forever. Like these famed explorers, our honorees’ incredible commitment and work have charted a course that others have and will continue to follow.
The Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation (MCHF) gives awards to conservation champions who have impacted conservation across the state, as well as across this country. Having an event of this caliber celebrating these efforts showcases our state’s commitment to protect our beautiful natural environment for generations to come. For 2021, the event is scheduled for May 20th at 5pm.
A project of the Missouri Humanities Council, a partner in the Bicentennial Alliance, the Bicentennial Penny Drive took place in Missouri public elementary and intermediate schools in 2018-2019. Students learned about the struggle for Missouri statehood and founding state documents. The money raised from the Penny Drive supports the conservation these documents in honor of the approaching Bicentennial of Missouri statehood.
Missouri Park and Recreation Association and its members will celebrate the Missouri Bicentennial by hosting events throughout the month of April 2021 centered around the planting of a minimum of 200 native Missouri trees. Participating agencies are encouraged to enhance the event with activities “rooted” in Missouri history.