June 2, 2018
National Prairie Day
National Prairie Day, established by the Missouri Prairie Foundation, is designated as the first Saturday in June. It's mission is to enhance public awareness of what prairie is, educate about its value, and motivate all who learn about prairie to be inspired to support prairie protection, conservation, restoration, enjoyment, and the ecological concepts found there. A prairie is a large area of level or rolling land that in its natural uncultivated state usually has deep fertile soil, a cover of tall coarse grasses, and few trees.