To see the world in a grain of sand

And Heaven in a wild flower

To hold infinity in the palm of your hand

And eternity in an hour

The Marais des Cygnes Society shall promote the preservation of Missouri’s historical past and the conservancy of her native plants and animals with an emphasis on Bates County, Missouri.  This shall be done directly through active preservation efforts of historical structures, roads and trails land conservation and cultural practices, with educational programs and indirectly by assisting other non-profit organizations with similar goals.

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