Federation Report - April 28, 2023

Applications for Conservation Leadership Corp Close April 30

The Conservation Leadership Corps began accepting applications April 1. CLC is a multi-year leadership development program for juniors and seniors in high school and college students. The program will start in the fall. We invite students in their sophomore year of high school through sophomore year in college to apply. To learn more about CLC and to apply, click HERE. The deadline to apply is just around the corner, so don't miss out!

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Birds, Bees, and Blooms Festival this Weekend!

Join CFM Affiliate Missouri River Bird Observatory for their Birds, Bees, and Blooms Festival this Saturday, April 29, in Arrow Rock, MO. With plenty of booths and outdoor activities, this is a great opportunity to enjoy Missouri's nature. To learn more and to sign up for special guided activities, visit MRBO's website HERE.

Birds, Bees, and Blooms Festival Information

CFM 2024 Election Work to

Begin Soon

CFM’s ability to successfully achieve its mission depends on having an enthusiastic board with wide and varied backgrounds. Throughout its history CFM has been fortunate to have outstanding volunteer leadership.

In August the nominating committee will be seeking candidates for the 2024 ballot as follows:

· Vice President (1)

· Executive Committee (2)

· NWF Alternate Representative (1)

· Board of Directors (4)

Stay tuned for more information on nominations and elections.

CFM is Hiring!

CFM is hiring a Development and Events Coordinator. This position will focus on planning CFM events and fundraising. For more details, visit our website HERE for more details. Position is open until filled. Applications can be sent to mhaymaker@confedmo.org.

Development and Events Coordinator Posting

RAWA Reintroduced

Recovering America's Wildlife Act has been reintroduced to the U.S. Senate. RAWA would provide unprecedented funding to funding to state and tribal land management agencies. Now is a great time to reach out to your legislators and ask them to support RAWA. To learn more information about the bill and how to contact your Senators and Representatives, visit out website HERE. The National Wildlife Federation also has a sign on letter for organizations and businesses to add their names to to show support for the bill, which can be found HERE.


Missouri Invasive Plant Council

Seeking Input

The Missouri Invasive Plant Council (MoIP) are seeking feedback on their proposal to state legislators to cease the sale of certain invasive plants within Missouri. MoIP wants to collect as much information as possible form the public on their knowledge and perception of certain invasive species. You can provide input on as many invasive species as you would like. The deadline to submit is May 31. To fill out the survey, visit the link HERE. To learn more about MoIP, you can visit their website HERE.

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Join Our Legislative

Action Center Now!

There are only three weeks left in the session for this year, and CFM is continually tracking and monitoring various bills. This week CFM testified in opposition to SB 131 and HJR 20. Please stay tuned in these final weeks as alerts may be issued on short notice to stop harmful legislation. This year’s session ends on Friday, May 12 at 6:00 p.m. To stay up to date on what's going on at the Capitol building and get notified when we need your help, sign up for our Legislative Action Center alerts by clicking the link HERE.

LAC Sign Up Page

CFM Store Restocked!

Our online store is now restocked with all your favorite merchandise, including our new Voice of Missouri Outdoors shirts! We also have hats, Charles Schwartz prints, drinkware, and so much more! Represent the Conservation Federation of Missouri with some new gear!

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If you witness or suspect a wildlife violation, report it to your local conservation agent or call the toll-free number 1-800-392-1111. You may remain anonymous and you may ask to be considered for a reward if you wish.

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National Wildlife Federation

Certified Wildlife Habitat ®

Recognize your commitment to wildlife and certify your yard, balcony container garden, schoolyard, work landscape, or roadside green space as a Certified Wildlife Habitat®.

Register Here

CFM Platinum Sponsors

Thank you to the dedicated partnership from our platinum sponsors!

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