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Conservation Day at the Capitol

What: Conservation Day at the Capitol Where: Missouri State Capitol Date: April 2, 2015 Time: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mark your calendar to attend the inaugural Conservation Day at the Capitol on April 2, 2015. This event has been designed to bring conservationists from all across Missouri together at the Capitol for a day of promoting and supporting our natural resources and outdoor heritage. We have reserved the entire 3rd floor Rotunda…
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Senate Bill 56 Substitute Addresses Non-Resident Permits

Legislation that would have eliminated fees for resident hunting, fishing and trapping permits has been replaced by a substitute version of Senate Bill 56. The new version of Senate Bill 56 addresses non-resident landowner permits. Senator Brian Munzlinger, the sponsor of Senate Bill 56, offered the substitute after learning Missouri would lose nearly $20 million in Federal reimbursements tied to the sale of permits. The…
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Keynote Speakers Announced for Missouri Outdoor Summit

The Missouri Outdoor Summit is just 4 short weeks away.  The program is coming together and we are excited to announce our two keynote speakers: David Sobel, Antioch University of New England, will speak on Why 21st Century Children Need Nature. Author of numerous publications, David's areas of expertise include place-based education, children and nature, parenting and nature and more. Dr. Sonja Wilhelm Stanis, University of Missouri,…
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CFM Plans to Launch Our New Interactive Advocacy Portal Next Week

It's almost here. Next week, CFM will launch our new grassroots advocacy platform for the benefit of all members.  Our new platform will help us affect pending legislation by commenting and communicating directly to representatives at any level of government. In this email, we'll show you a few other things you can quickly and easily do to generate awareness and support.      Share the issue to your…
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CFM Will Soon Be Launching A New Interactive Grassroots Advocacy Portal

What if we told you that you could vote and comment on a piece of pending legislation and we could aggregate your collective voices so our representatives knew, in near real-time how you felt on the issue before they voted on it? With our new advocacy software platform, it is now possible. The new advocacy portal on our website will keep you informed and help…
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Rep. Craig Redmon Withdraws Bill to Repeal Conservation Sales Tax

Jefferson City, Mo. | January 31, 2015 - The Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) commends Representative Craig Redmon (District 4) for withdrawing HJR 8. This potentially devastating bill proposed a constitutional provision repealing the Conservation Sales and Use Tax. Passed in 1976 by Missouri citizens, the Conservation Sales and Use Tax represents the majority of conservation funding within Missouri. In 2014, the 1/8 of 1 percent…
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CFM Will Implement Legislative Action Center

The Conservation Federation of Missouri will have a new Legislative Action Center up and running in the next couple weeks. Once signed up, the system will allow residents to see who their representatives are and send already written emails directly to them with the click of a button. Conservation in Missouri is experiencing attacks like never before. Legislative bills are threatening our successful Department of Conservation by eliminating funding…
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New Interactive Advocacy Portal Coming Soon

We have some exciting news for you! As you know, the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) has always made advocating on your behalf a top priority. Today, we are pleased to announce that we have procured a new web-based technology that will inform and empower our advocacy efforts like never before. This enhancement to our website will keep all of us apprised of legislative developments on…
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Legislation Threatens Conservation Authority and Funding

Jefferson City, MO | January 16, 2015 -  Conservation is under attack. As you read this, legislation aimed at destroying the Department of Conservation by eliminating funding sources and altering the composition of the Conservation Commission is working it's way through our State Legislature. For the past 80 years, the Conservation Federation of Missouri has fought against legislative attacks aimed at diminishing the authority and funding of…
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