Presenting the 2022 Invasive Plant Action Award Winner
We wanted to take a moment and thank everyone who made the 2023 Pear Buyback possible. Because of you, we were able to remove hundreds of invasive Callery (Bradford) Pear trees all over Missouri! This is no small feat. This year, we had a total of nine sites around the state distributing free native trees to those who registered and submitted a photo of their cut down Callery Pear tree. Thanks to you all, we can continue to grow our efforts in the future! Lastly, a very special thank you to our volunteers who gave their time at each location and throughout this process, and, of course, to our program partners:
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Angela Sokolowski, Invasive Species Coordinator, Missouri Department of Conservation How long have you been in this position at MDC? What is your professional background?I started in this position at the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) in May 2022. My...