MURA Breakfast Meeting, June 4, 2024

Deadline is now May 21!

“Why Prairie Matters: New Relevancies of a Vanishing Landscape”
Carol Davit, Executive Director of the Missouri Prairie Foundation


Missouri was once covered with more than 15 million acres of tallgrass prairie, and prairie soils made the state into the agricultural powerhouse that it is today. Today, our state’s prairie legacy is reduced to fewer than 45,000 scattered, unplowed acres, but these old-growth remnants are biodiversity reservoirs and hold keys to sustainable future land use to benefit all Missourians.


An MU alumna, Carol Davit is the executive director of the Missouri Prairie Foundation, a 58-year-old land trust, including Grow Native! its 24-year-old native plant marketing and education program. She has worked for 26 years in conservation and environmental communications, development, administration, and leadership for private and nonprofit conservation groups, and also municipal and state governments. Editor of the Missouri Prairie Journal since 1997, Carol writes articles on native gardening, has edited field guides, and enjoys speaking to groups about native gardening, prairie conservation, and related topics. She is also the chair of the Missouri Invasive Plant Council. Carol lives in Jefferson City with her husband and son

At the April 2024 Board meeting, the Board approved making the Breakfast Zoom webinar and the live recording of the event available for FREE to members; however preregistration is required. Pre-registration and payment (via credit card (PayPal Guest Checkout,) PayPal Account, Venmo bank transfer) for the breakfast and pre-registration for the Zoom webinar must be received by Tuesday, noon, May 21, 2024. If you have paid for the in-person breakfast and find that you are unable to attend, you may watch the webinar live via the Zoom link or later via the Zoom video recording link. You ou must request access to the live link by contacting the president at no later than the day prior to the breakfast.

NOTE: The Zoom video recording will be available upon request for 45 days following the breakfast.

8:00 – 9:30 a.m. for in-person breakfast at the Country Club of Missouri on Forum Blvd ($15.00):

Register in person

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. the Zoom webinar (free):

Register for Zoom webinar


June 4, 2024
8:00 am — 9:30 am
Country Club of Missouri 1300 Woodrail Ave, Columbia, MO 65203, USA