Federation Report - January 21, 2022
CFM Board Elections -
Get your votes in by January 31!

Elections for CFM board and officer positions are closing soon! Please take the time to go and vote at www.confedmo.org/boardelections/. To be able to vote, you must be a current CFM member. If you would like to become a new CFM member or renew your membership, please do so here: www.confedmo.org/join.
CFM's 86th Annual Convention

Online registration is now open for CFM's 86th Annual Convention. This year, the event will be spread over a whole week with Natural Resource Breakouts occurring virtually March 6-10th. March 11-13th will be in-person at Margaritaville at Lake of the Ozarks. Our in-person event will feature several new educational meeting blocks ranging from photography to an update on Missouri's turkey population. You don't want to miss these educational and networking opportunities and to be a voice for Missouri's outdoors.
Legislative Update:

Oppose HJR 107 which would put politics back into Missouri conservation.

The 2022 legislative session is in full swing and HJR 107 proposes to modify the Conservation Commission, the governing body of the Missouri Department of Conservation. We are requesting our members and affiliates to take action by submitting testimony online in opposition to this bill. You can learn more about the bill with our fact sheet and submit testimony online at the buttons below:
Apply for our Scholarships

The Conservation Federation of Missouri and the Conservation Foundation of Missouri Charitable Trust have numerous scholarships available to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students interested in pursuing a conservation-related degree.

Special scholarships are available for minorities, those with financial need, those who are family of CFM members, and we even have a scholarship for elementary and high school groups!

Applications due January 31, 2022
Convention 2022:
We're Seeking Auction Items!

One of the highlights of our annual convention is our list of amazing auction items. We are currently seeking donations for auction items from businesses and individuals like you. Your generous support helps us protect your outdoor passions. Auction items will be used during our in-person auctions. All proceeds will directly support our mission.

Please feel free to contact us to make donation arrangements or if you have questions. Contact Micaela Haymaker, Director of Operations, at mhaymaker@confedmo.org.
Refer a friend?

For every friend you refer, you will receive one chance at $250. Referrals for new memberships between Dec. 4, 2021 and March 12, 2022, will be entered into the drawing for one grand prize of $250. Ensure your name is listed on the "Referred By" box on the online form.
Rock Island Trail
Informational Meeting

The final informational meeting will be January 25, in Freeburg. Missouri State Parks is holding these meetings in communities along the Rock Island Corridor. The purpose of the open house-style meetings will be to gather public input and understand the needs and goals of each community and landowners along the corridor. For more information, click the button below:
Business Partner Spotlight:
G3 Boats

Since 1960, G3 Boats have been manufactured in Lebanon, Missouri. Now owned by the Yamaha Boat Company, their boats are well designed, durable, and functional. They have many designs to fit your needs whether that's fishing, hunting, or recreating. Get outside and on the water in a G3 boat this year!
Seasons - Stories of Family,
God and the Great Outdoors

“Larry’s devotion to God, his family, and the outdoors in SEASONS jumps off the pages and into your heart. He is a passionate, dedicated, and knowledgeable outdoorsman, and makes you feel like you are right beside him on his adventures. The journeys he takes you on will make you laugh, cry, and deepen your appreciation for the outdoors. This world needs more humans like Larry Whiteley, and SEASONS needs to be read by the world.” – Tyler Schwartze, Executive Director, CFM

Mr. Whiteley has decided to donate the proceeds of this book to the Conservation Federation of Missouri!

"Seasons," is available on Amazon Kindle e-reader and available NOW in paperback at amazon.com and other online retailers.
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.
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 into a Certified Wildlife Habitat®.
CFM Platinum Sponsors

Thank you to the dedicated partnership from our platinum sponsors!