Find plant solutions for problem areas at March 18 MDC virtual program

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Some landscapes pose planting challenges. Areas that have excessive shade or hold moisture can make it difficult to have a yard filled with vegetative beauty.

If this describes your yard or garden space, be sure to sign up for the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) free virtual program “Native Plants: Picking Plants for Difficult Yards.” This online program will be from 10-10:45 a.m. on March 18 and is being put on by the staff of MDC’s Springfield Conservation Nature Center. This program is designed for all ages. People can register at:

MDC Naturalist Jordanya Raos will give suggestions for native plants that do well in dry, wet, shady, and sunny areas around your home. She will also have insight on plant issues homeowners are having. Though this program is free, registration is required to participate using the link above. Registrants must provide an e-mail, so a program link can be sent to them. This program will include a chat-based question-and-answer period where participants can interact with the presenters.

People can stay informed about upcoming programs at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center and other nearby MDC facilities by signing up for text alerts and e-mail bulletins. People who have questions about how to sign up for text alerts from the Springfield Nature Center can call 417-888-4237

Staff at MDC facilities across the state are holding virtual programs. A listing of these programs can be found at