Connecting Soil Health With Human Health In The St. Louis Region

Photo by Holly Shanks

Meeting for the EcoHealth St. Louis project to be held at the Missouri Botanical Garden on May 13.

Working with the Missouri Botanical Garden, the BiodiverseCity St. Louis network of St. Louis, and other organizations and individuals, the EcoHealth Network will coordinate with public and private groups in urban and rural parts of this region to find positive solutions to human health and quality-of-life issues.

At this meeting, the global EcoHealth Network, and its first major regional program—EcoHealth St. Louis—will partner with other organizations working in conservation, restoration, outdoor recreation, and human health to present issues of importance to all of us.

For more information and registration link, continue reading below.

The physical and social environments in the St. Louis region share many of the trends and problems, as well as the possibilities, found in growing cities everywhere. Ecological restoration can improve the health and well-being of the people engaged with restoration sites and those living nearby.

A local effort of a global network, EcoHealth St. Louis is the latest example of a focused initiative that will inform and shape the BiomeSTL regional biodiversity vision and atlas – a living resource intended to help city/county decision-makers and citizens across the St. Louis metro area understand, value, steward, and sustain local lands and waters.

To register to attend please CLICK HERE.

WHEN: Monday, May 13, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110

MEETING AGENDA:

  • Welcome by Peter Wyse Jackson, President, Missouri Botanical Garden and Lyda Krewson, Mayor of St. Louis.
  • Keynote Speaker: Ned Sullivan, President of Scenic Hudson. Scenic Hudson is a national leader in creating partnerships that boost tourism in the Hudson River Valley of New York while preserving farmland and forests and managing environmental restoration activities.
  • Other speakers include, representatives from STLMade, Washington University School of Rivers Greenway, Forest Park Forever, Shaw Nature Reserve, the Katy Land Trust, Boston University School of Public Health and Tufts University

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