The Grow Native! Native Plant Pioneer Award identifies and honors individuals whose work was foundational to the native landscaping movement anywhere in the lower Midwest (Missouri, eastern Kansas, northern Arkansas, southern Illinois). Nominations for this award must be received by June 25 of each year. This award will be announced and presented at the Missouri Prairie Foundation’s Annual Dinner in August.
The Grow Native! Ambassador Award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the advancement of the use and promotion of native plants and native plant landscaping in the year the award is presented. Nominations for this award must be received by October 1 of each year. This award will be announced and presented at the Grow Native! Professional Member Conference in November.