The MONPS annually recognizes individuals for their outstanding contributions in promoting native plant conservation through education, stewardship and research. We seek to honor those whose work has significantly improved the knowledge, protection and appreciation of Missouri’s native flora. We also strive to acknowledge such accomplishments in hopes it will encourage future efforts in native plant conservation and education.

Requests for nominations are announced in our quarterly newsletter, The Petal Pusher, at the beginning of each year. Opportunities to recognize an individual at the state or chapter levels are available with the Blazing Star Award.