Join CFM Tomorrow for Conservation Day at the Capitol

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What: Conservation Day at the Capitol

Where: Missouri State Capitol

Date: Thursday, April 2

Time: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The day is almost here. Tomorrow is finally Conservation Day at the Capitol, and CFM is looking forward to meeting the students, citizens and legislators who are coming out to support conservation.

The event will begin with The Morning Shag with Shags and Trevor (KCMQ 96.7) broadcasting live from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. The Outdoor Guys Radio Show (ESPN 1510) is broadcasting from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Students are coming from numerous colleges and universities around the state. To register as a student participating, visit the Missouri Collegiate Conservation Alliance page here.

The 25 conservation organization booths will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. People are free to visit them throughout the day. The booths are meant to educate and inform students, citizens and legislators about numerous organizations dedicated to conservation in Missouri. The diverse group of organizations touch on a vast amount of outdoor activities and will promote ways to get involved. Some of these include:

Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation

“The opportunity to further relations and communication with legislators, providing them any biological information, wildlife information or landowner trends is a great opportunity for Missouri and QUWF. Sometimes just shaking hands breaks the ice for new discussions and shared ideas. We look forward to a great Conservation Day at the Capitol,” said Craig Alderman, Executive Director of Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation.

Missouri Prairie Foundation

“As an affiliate member of CFM, the Missouri Prairie Foundation is pleased to participate in Conservation Day at the Capitol,” said Carol Davit, MPF’s executive director. “This is an opportunity for MPF to provide information about our priceless prairie resources, which are a shared, living legacy of all Missourians.”

Missouri Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever

“We are excited for this opportunity to bring grassroots conservationists to the Capitol so we can tell legislators that issues regarding natural resources are important to Missourians in a broad focus, and these issues are something that we care deeply about,” said Ryan Diener, Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist for Missouri Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever.

Missouri Chapter of the Wildlife Society

“The Missouri Chapter of the Wildlife Society is excited to come to the Conservation Day at the Capitol because it is a great opportunity to mingle with like-minded Missourians. There are a lot of threats to conservation right now. If we do not do something to bring attention to these threats and the impact they could have on our states resources, we might lose what our predecessors fought so hard to get,” said Ted Seiler, President of the Missouri Chapter of the Wildlife Society. “Now is not a time for apathy. We need to make it well known to all Missourians that if they care about conservation, they need to make their voices heard.”

National Wild Turkey Federation

“The NWTF always looks forward to opportunities to tell folks how we will Save the Habitat and Save the Hunt. We are especially excited about the Conservation Day At the Capitol event. It will provide us not only with the opportunity to tell our story, but also how important partnerships are for effective conservation in our state. With a diverse group of 25 conservation minded agencies and organizations in attendance, it should send a powerful message to our legislators. Hopefully they can help us pave the way for even more effective collaboration into the future,” said John Burk, a Regional Biologist for the National Wild Turkey Federation.

To see the full list of attending organizations, view the event flyer here or visit the event page here.

Interact on social media during the event:

  • Facebook: Join the Facebook event page here. Post photos, thoughts or questions to the Conservation Federation of Missouri Facebook page.
  • Twitter: Follow @confedmo for live tweets, and use #ConservationDay2015
  • Instagram: Tag @confedmo in photos or videos you take throughout the day.
Contact Emma Kessinger at or 573-634-2322 with any questions.

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