Boone County

Boone's Lick Master Naturalists (Columbia chapter)

The Missouri Master Naturalist™ program is a community-based natural resource education and volunteer service program for adults, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the University of Missouri Extension.

The mission is to engage Missourians in the stewardship of our state's natural resources through science-based education and volunteer community service.

Missouri Master Naturalist volunteers support conservation efforts and natural resource education in their local communities.

Missourians for Monarchs, Naturalist and Gardeners, Mid-Missouri Region

A website has been created for anyone interested, and particularly members of Mid-Missouri Master Naturalist Chapters, members of Master Gardener Clubs and Federated Garden Clubs, that provides a quick resource of information regarding how to establish and maintain a pollinator garden.

Monarch Butterfly population has decreased 90 percent since 1997. There are many reasons for this, but many are man-made. Pesticide use, herbicide use and mowing during Monarch migration are just a few of the causes. Various organizations are working on stopping these harmful activities. Meanwhile, what can you do to help protect existing and to establish new pollinator habitat to increase the number of pollinator insects which are so important for pollinating our food supply? The goal of Missourians for Monarchs is to establish new pollinator habitat in Central Missouri as part of the overall plan. For more information


Chapter Calendar

Newsletter Archive

Meeting Minutes Archive

Volunteer opportunities

Contact information

Phil Knocke — Chair                  
Home Phone: 573-447-3456   
Cell phone: 417-294-0186

Chris Egbert — Member             
Home Phone: 573-875-4758   
Cell phone: 573-999-1914

Kay Conklin — Member                                                       
Cell phone: 573-819-4143
Email: [email protected]

Please feel free to contact the committee members by phone or email with any questions concerning volunteer opportunities or timesheets.

Current Approved Volunteer Opportunities (Google DOC)

Volunteer Opportunity Approval Form (PDF)

Instructions for Completing the Volunteer Opportunity Approval Form (Google DOC)

Volunteer Opportunity Committee Update

Volunteer Opportunity Committee Update (Google DOC) — (Updated January 2017)  Important instructions for reporting your service and training hours

Advanced Training Approval

You should obtain prior approval for training opportunities you wish to attend as a Master Naturalist. The form for obtaining approval can be accessed from the following links.

Advanced Training Approval Form (PDF)

Please send the completed form to [email protected].

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