Announcing the National Lewis and Clark Conservation Awards – October 29, 2016

Sponsored by Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation, this inaugural event, slated for October 29, 2016, will Lewis and Clark light logohonor individuals and organizations that have made a noteworthy impact on the spirit of conservation and conservation causes. The awards event will include a thematic dinner, ceremony and dance held in the Missouri State Capitol.  To purchase tickets or sponsor the Awards event – 


Lewis and Clark were explorers, scientists, entrepreneurs, geographers, diplomats and front runners of conservation in the United States.  They overcame significant obstacles and challenges leading the Corps of Discovery through unforeseen circumstances and difficulties to achieve their nation’s charge and change America forever.  In the spirit of the Corps, the Lewis and Clark Conservation Awards will include the following:

The Corps of Discovery National Conservation Award is given to an individual based upon exemplary service, inspiration, commitment, and distinction through a lifetime of leadership efforts to benefit the national conservation cause.

The Lewis and Clark Governor’s State of Missouri Conservation Award reflects the spirit of conservation at the state level, identifying individuals who have shown outstanding leadership and positively contributed to conservation programs in the State of Missouri.

The York Spirit of Wilderness Conservation Award  honors individuals who have dedicated their lives to educating both adults and children in the importance and protection of wilderness and natural resources throughout Missouri.

The Sacagawea Community and Partnership Conservation Awards go to organizations that are focused on exceptional community and partnership building which have led to progressive changes in conservation programs in Missouri.

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