Federation Report - September 3, 2021
Mississippi River Restoration and Resilience Initiative Act

The Conservation Federation of Missouri is engaged with a nascent national effort to create a 10-state initiative to restore the Mississippi River. Legislation to create such a program (a Mississippi River Restoration and Resilience Initiative) has now been introduced to Congress. Given its bipartisan, multi-state nature, we’re optimistic such a bill could advance in both chambers with potentially significant, long-lasting impacts on river health.

Learn more and encourage your elected officials to support this legislation by clicking the button below.
Learn to Hunt at the
Hunting Basics Web Series

CFM's Young Professionals are inviting you to attend a weekly Hunting Basics web series through September 22nd! Register at the button below and you can attend any and all of the sessions you would like. Please feel free to share this message and invite your friends. These events are free and open to all, regardless of age. Registration is free but required. We will have time for questions and networking afterward.

This coming Wednesday, Justin McGuire of the Missouri Dept. of Conservation will be presenting Archery Hunting Basics! Have you been interested in archery but don't know where to start? Join us at 6pm on Sept. 8th to learn more.
Risberg Fundraising Dinner

Register now! - October 14, 2021

Join CFM at a dinner to help raise funds for the David A. Risberg Memorial Grant. The grant, which awards money in honor of David A. Risberg, helps to fund projects that CFM believes will have a lasting impact on the lives of Missourians for years to come.

The event will include a cocktail hour with live music by the Rootdiggers, dinner by chef Johnny Graham, a Jefferson City native who has cooked around the world, and special guest speaker Will Jimeno, World Trade Center North Tower collapse survivor.

The dinner will be in Fenton, MO.

Table sponsorships and registration are available now.
CFM Photo Contest - Enter Today

Are you an outdoor photographer? Or maybe you've snapped some great moments on your phone? This year, we are hosting a photo contest fundraiser! Enter your photos or vote for your favorite today! Check out all the entries by clicking the button below. Many wonderful submissions are ready for your viewing and votes. Also listed are the contest guidelines.

Photos will be judged on creativity, impact, content, and visual quality by you, the voters. We hope you will join us and enjoy photography of our great Missouri outdoors.

Image credit: Mark Nettles
Springfield Banquet - CANCELLED

The Conservation Federation of Missouri has made the difficult decision to cancel the Springfield Banquet that was scheduled for October 7th. With rising COVID concerns in the Greene County area, our committee and leadership thought it was in the best interest of our members to cancel this event. We miss you and hope to get to see folks face-to-face very soon. Thank you to all the dedicated people in that area who help conserve our natural resources and serve as the voice for Missouri outdoors.


Tyler Schwartze
Executive Director
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85th Anniversary Shotgun

Get yours reserved today!

Celebrate the Conservation Federation’s 85th Anniversary by purchasing a piece of history with this 12 ga. shotgun. This beautifully engraved CZ-USA Model 1012 Shotgun displays both the CFM 85th Anniversary logo and the CFM Seal, in your choice of bronze or OD green Cerakote finish.

You may reserve yours today by going online at confedmo.org/buyitnow or call (573) 634-2322. Please allow 12 weeks for shipment, once the order is placed. Orders will be placed every 6 weeks. Shotguns will be shipped to an FFL dealer of your choosing in MO. Local FFL transfer fee may apply.
Missouri State Employee
Charitable Campaign

Attention State of Missouri Employees:

Please consider choosing the Conservation Federation of Missouri as your charitable giving option for the Missouri State Employees Charitable Campaign (MSECC), an annual, unified fundraising effort comprised of charitable organizations throughout the state. This payroll deduction process is provided by the state of Missouri as a service to its employees. Visit https://msecc.mo.gov/ to learn more.

CFM's MSECC ID is #8496
CFM Library
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.
Ozark Outdoors

Purchase this book by Dr. Mark Morgan, and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC)!

Hunting and fishing are engrained in American culture. However, the true value of outdoor sports is far greater than retail sales, annual licenses and permits, or the number of participants. It's about the experience. Folklore is a powerful way to stabilize cultural practices and traditions. Conversations could begin at home, the workplace, or in the classroom, so start one today!

The book is available online in the CFM Store!
Represent CFM with a new t-shirt!

Looking for ways to help spread the word about CFM? Check out our summer gear at the CFM Store.
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 ®

Garden For Wildlife Month Certification and Sign Discount! Receive 20% off your total when you certify and purchase any Certified Wildlife Habitat sign. This is a limited-time offer available online only May 1 - June 30. Certify at the link below and enter promo code GARDEN21 at check out.
CFM Platinum Sponsors

Thank you to the dedicated partnership from our platinum sponsors!