Latest Past Events

Missouri Wetland Summit

Missouri Wetlands Summit LLF is sponsoring the Missouri Wetlands Summit which will take place on February 1st-3rd, 2023 at Lodge of the Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, Missouri. The 2023 Missouri Wetlands Summit, hosted by the Conservation Federation of Missouri and the Missouri Department of Conservation, is an invitation to critically review and report on wetland management status and trajectory. Contemporary and forward-looking perspectives are needed to ensure that the gains made in recent decades are perpetuated. New challenges are apparent as public expectations change, ecological and climate influences emerge, and agency budgets continue to face necessary tradeoffs. The summit will offer historical context, highlight the breadth of private and public wetland restoration and management, provide large scale and longer-term wetland benefits and challenges, and invite attendees to engage in exploring solutions. The presentations will be informative, provocative, and interactive and the speakers are well recognized in their respective disciplines. Who should attend: This summit is for state and federal agency staff, public and private wetland researchers, engineers, managers, not-for-profit and nongovernmental organizations, hunters, birders, and any conservationist interested in helping shape the future of wetland conservation in Missouri. Please visit for more information.

Youth Waterfowl Hunt

Mendon MO Mendon

Boys and girls ages 8-15 are invited to join us for a waterfowl hunt on Saturday October 26th. Meet at 5:30 am, and the hunt should conclude at 9:30 am. Each mentor will have 2-3 youth of the same gender in the blind. Breakfast is provided, and after the hunt the youth will learn to clean and cook their game. Shotguns and shells are provided, along with decoys and calls. Wear comfortable and waterproof clothing such as rubber boots or waders. The event will happen rain or shine! Register with Larry Pollard at [email protected] (660) 788- 4246 or Mike Mauzey at [email protected] (660) 651- 1486. Or fill out the form below! If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please let us know.   UPDATE:  We had a great morning at the Waterfowl Hunt! Of the registrants, 14 were able to be present. The morning was beautiful with lots of ducks present and seen. Only 7 waterfowl were taken that day. These included 3 coots. The kids who attended were taught to clean the ducks they took. Everyone got to sample some duck kabobs. 6.2.6

MPF Annual Member Meeting and Evening on the Prairie

Snowball Hill Prairie 275th Street, Harrisonville

MPF’s Member Meeting & Evening on the Prairie will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at MPF’s Snowball Hill Prairie near Harrisonville, MO in Cass County, 35 miles south of downtown Kansas City. Enjoy this free event (except for optional barbeque dinner) with walking tours of MPF’s beautiful Snowball Hill Prairie; welcome by Harrisonville’s Mayor Judy Bowman; complimentary wine donated by MPF Past President Randy Washburn; silent auction; and optional barbecue dinner. Free tent camping. 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Walking tours of the prairie led by MPF’s Vice President of Science & Management, Bruce Schuette and Director of Prairie Management, Jerod Heubner. 4:00 p.m. Welcome from Harrisonville Mayor Judy Bowman followed by MPF member meeting. Members will vote for director nominees Jan Sassmann, Maddie Johnston, and Brian Edmond (see their bios below). 4:30 p.m. Complimentary wine will be served. Bid on great outdoor gear and other items in our silent auction under a big tent. 6:00 p.m. Barbeque dinner will be served: pulled smoked pork, smoked brisket, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, dessert. Vegetarian and vegan options are available upon request at time of registration. This event is free (except for for barbeque dinner: MPF members: $15 (12 and under: $12); non-members: $20. Register for this free event now, or call 888-843-6739 by October 11. 6.2.6