JEFFERSON CITY, MO – There are many people who make great contributions to the conservation of land.  The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC)  is looking to celebrate those people who make those outstanding contributions with their  Master Conservationist Award and the Missouri Conservation Hall of Fame Award.

The MDC says the awards can either be citizens or employees of government agencies, like the MDC, or other conservation-related government agencies, universities, or organizations that contributed major progress to Missouri’s conservation.

If you know someone like this, you can submit their name for consideration to the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Conservation Commission.  Nominations must be submitted by Dec. 9.

Submissions  should include the information describing the nominee’s accomplishments and a brief biography.  There is a screening committee that meets annually to review the nominees. The Master Conservationist Award honors living or deceased citizens while the Missouri Conservation Hall of Fame recognizes deceased individuals.

You can get the MDC nomination form and more information by clicking here.