Each year, Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) membersgatherto share ideas, learn, and celebrate successes. They also recognize exceptional contributions to conservation. Among the 2023 awards was ‘Corporate Conservationist of the Year’, awarded to Forrest Keeling.
Forrest Keeling President Kim Lovelace Accepts Award, Speaks on Conservation
Kim Lovelace Hainsfurther, Forrest Keeling president, received the award. Kim reflected, “For 75 years. . .we’ve learned about plants and their ecosystems. We’ve seen the devastation of floods and other natural events. Seen the damage done by the hand of man. But we’ve also stood awestruck by nature’s response to conservation efforts.
“With patience and respect, [Forrest Keeling] worked with nature coaxing her to share her secrets. Allowing us and our clients to co-create with her. Over time, we learned about much more than plants. We learned about interconnections of clear water, fresh air and vibrant, living soil.
“We are only brief guardians of the land. Working with our clients, we’ve played a role in restoring the earth ‘one tree at a time’. Together, healing our planet, while healing ourselves. And continuing to grow.”
Kim’s remarks embodied the mission of family-owned Forrest Keeling. Forrest Keeling has developed a global reputation as a leader in innovation. The Nursery’s patented RPM technology continues to help ‘restore the earth, one tree at a time’.
About The Conservation Federation of Missouri
In 1935, Missouri sportsmen founded The Conservation Federation of Missouri. The organization separated conservation efforts from the political arena. Their efforts led to the creation of the Missouri Department of Conservation. MDC is widely recognized as a model agency. It has inspired conservation initiatives in states throughout the county.
In 1976, CFM spearheaded passage of the Missouri Conservation Sales Tax. Almost 50 years later the tax continues to help fund Missouri’s natural resources.
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