2023 National Lewis & Clark Conservation Awards Celebration

Online registration has closed. Please call Andrea Smith, 417.310.2705 to reserve your place.

Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023

Jefferson City, Mo. | The Millbottom | 400 W Main St, Jefferson City, MO 65101

Reception starts at 5:30 p.m. | Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. | Awards presentation starts after dinner is served

Reservations required, event attire is semi-formal

Each year, the National Lewis & Clark Conservation Awards recognize individuals and organizations that lead the charge for the appreciation and conservation of our natural resources in Missouri and beyond.

For assistance, please call Kim Becker at 800-227-1488 or email her at kim.becker@mochf.org.

2023 National Lewis & Clark Honorees

  • Cody Stokes, CEO and founder of Dive Bomb Industries – Corps of Discovery National Conservation Award
  • Grant Woods, creator and host of GrowingDeer.tv and President of Woods & Associates – Pat Jones/York Spirit of the Wilderness National Conservation Award
  • Chip McGeehan, owner and operator of 19 southwest Missouri McDonald’s franchises –  Governor’s State of Missouri Conservation Award
  • Burns & McDonnell, engineering, architecture, construction and environmental and consulting solutions company based in Kansas City  Sacagawea Community and Partnership Conservation Award
  • Ken Babcock, lifetime conservation supporter and leader – Missouri Legacy Conservation Award

Exemplary Service Conservation Award

  • Kevin Roper, past executive director of MCHF

Conservation Partner Awards

  • Conservation Impact Partner Award Winner: Ozark Land Trust
  • Conservation Intersection Partner Award Winner: Ferguson-Florissant School District – Little Creek Nature Area
  • Conservation Innovation Partner Award Winners: Aerial Services, Inc. (ASI) and NV5 Geospatial

Learn More About The 2023 Honorees

Past Honorees

Watch Video Highlights from the 2022 Event 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Reserve your tickets today and help us recognize the leaders of Missouri conservation and beyond. 


Thank you to our 2023 sponsors and supporters!

In honor of Ken Babcock

Table Sponsors and Supporters

Jim & Ann Blair – In honor of Ken Babcock
Dive Bomb Industries, Inc. – Cody Stokes
Bob Fry
Chip & Teresa McGeehan