The Federation Report
May 3, 2019

In This Issue
Legislative Report:

The legislature session is winding down. CFM is watching the following bills:
HB 1237
HB 260

HJR 18 

HB 260, the poaching bill, was passed by the Senate this week with an amendment. It will go back to the House to accept the change. 
 We are watching HCB 1 and HB 1237 closely. The amendments added to these bills would require the state to sell Eleven Point State Park. 
Contact your Senator and thank them for voting for HB 260 and ask them to oppose HCB 1 and HB 1237.
These are not all the bills CFM is monitoring.  Click  here  to visit our Legislative Action Center to learn more about all the bills affecting conservation and natural resources in Missouri. 

Conservation Sales Tax

Hearing Room 7 was packed for the hearing on HJR 18.
The CLC students that attended the hearing.
It was standing room only for the HJR 18 hearing held this week. Thank you to all the CFM affiliates and members that came to show their opposition for HJR 18. It was also a great learning opportunity for our CLC students. 

Lyme Disease - Know the Signs

With spring weather upon us and everyone spending more time in the outdoors, it's important to remember to check for ticks when you come back inside. Lyme disease is a real threat that shouldn't be taken lightly. Every year, up to three million people develop the disease in the United States, and a large amount of people suffering from it never realized that Lyme is the cause of their health problems. 

Certified Wildlife Habitat ®

Recognize your commitment to wildlife and certify your yard, balcony container garden, schoolyard, work landscape or roadside green space into a 
Certified Wildlife Habitat®.
 By creating a natural garden with native plants, you are providing essential elements of wildlife habitat: food, water, cover and a place for wildlife to raise their young. Add a water source - such as a birdbath - and follow sustainable gardening practices, and your garden will not only be wildlife-friendly, but it will qualify as a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat®.
Print your  Certified Wildlife Habitat®application   HERE.
to certify today!

CFM Platinum Business Alliance

Thank you to our platinum sponsors.

Explore the Outdoors:

Live in the Springfield area? Couldn't make it to CFM Annual Convention but want to support CFM and our mission? Plan to join us for the Explore the Outdoors: Springfield event being held at the White River Conference Center on June 13, 2019. We had a great time last year! There will be activities, dinner, and silent and live auctions. Also enjoy a presentation by Entertainer, Humorist, Outdoorsman and Wildlife Impersonator Ralph Duren. 

Learn more or register HEREDon't miss out on this great event.

Arrow Rock 
Birds and Bees Festival

Need something to do Saturday, May 11th? Check out the Arrow Rock Birds & Bees Festival. There will be vendors, games, activities, demos, food & drink, education & land conservation information, guided hikes and seminars. Learn more at

2019  Conservation MEGA Raffle

Get your ticket for the inaugural CFM Conservation Mega Raffle. CFM will sell 1,000 tickets at $50 each. Winners will be drawn Saturday, December 7, 2019. The Grand Prize is a G3 Boat, Motor, and Trailer. Other prizes include a Vegas Getaway, Branson Trip Package, Winchester Model 70 Featherweight, CZ P-10s Pistol, Mossberg 930 Turkey/Field Shotgun, Trek Verve 2 Bicycle and a Pelican Elite 50 Cooler. 

Want to buy a ticket? Contact CFM at (573) 634-2322 or buy online HERE.

Conservation Federation

The newest issue of Conservation Federation is now available online. Read about the Great Missouri Birding Trail, Chasing Missouri Muskies and much more. 

Ding Darling State Tour

Find the event closest to you!

Save the Date
Outdoors Night

Outdoors Night returns to the ballpark on
Monday, June 17th as the Cards take on the Marlins. With the purchase of a special theme ticket, fans will take home a Cardinals fishing shirt AND a portion of each ticket will be donated to the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation and the Conservation Federation of Missouri. More details to come.