The Land Learning Foundation strives to educate today's youth in one of the world's most diverse ecosystems. Wetlands. Being based in such a wetland rich area, we have many opportunities throughout the year to expose youth and adults alike to the wonders of the shallow water. We offer several wetland weeks throughout the year where our wetlands are open open for tours by appointment to bird watching, educational, and outdoor enthusiast groups as well as similar interest groups. This is an excellent opportunitiy for a group to learn why wetlands are so important. Be sure to check with us about upcoming events.
Realizing the vital importance of wetlands to many of Missouri's wildlife and plant species, Land Learning Foundation (LLF) founders began restoring wetland ecosystems more than a decade ago. They are restoring more than 11,000 acres of wetlands along the Missouri, Chariton, and Grand Rivers in the state of Missouri and now use those lands as a part of LLF's effort to educate people about the important functions and values of wetlands and riparian (along the banks of rivers and streams) ecosystems.
LLF projects and programs involve students, educators, youth groups, and the general public in the restoration and preservation of local wetlands and riparian areas. We believe that our efforts to involve and educate people will ultimately lead to a more informed public that will be able to make knowledgeable decisions concerning local natural resources. To learn more about wetlands, you can also visit the Environmental Protection Agency's page at http://www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands/vital/wetlands.pdf or for Missouri, visit http://mdc.mo.gov/landown/wetland/wetmng/