MDC offers free native plant and tree seedlings April 24 in Kansas City

Kansas City– The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will be hosting a native plant and tree giveaway event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave. in Kansas City. Participants will be given native plants and a native tree seedling suitable for planting in home yards and gardens.

MDC’s George O. White State Forest Nursery near Licking, Mo will provide tree seedlings, and the native plant seedlings were grown at the Discovery Center by MDC staff.

This will be a drive-through giveaway and will be first-come, first- serve . COVID-19 protocols such as physical distancing and face masks will be observed. Visitors should stay in their vehicle and MDC staff will bring the plants to them.

This event is for all ages. Registration is not necessary. For information about the Gorman Discovery Center, visit