Category Archives: Local Events


Don’t Miss The St. Louis Earth Day Free Film Series In April

St. Louis Earth Day is celebrating Earth Month with some fantastic FREE film Screenings.

Throughout the month of April 2018, venues in the St. Louis metro area will provide free screenings of environmental-themed documentaries and movies to celebrate Earth Month!

The sampling of the film line-up includes titles, such as “Atomic Homefront,” which provides a closer look at the Westlake Landfill situation in North St. Louis County, “Gray Area – Wolves of the Southwest,” and “A Plastic Ocean.”

Find details and more information about the film screenings HERE.


Celebrate Forest Park Now and Forever With A Party At Pagoda Circle

Celebrate the success of Forever: The Campaign for Forest Park’s Future at a free gathering at the iconic Pagoda Circle. The campaign helped to raise funding for park improvements and maintenance.

Hosted by Forest Park Forever, the FREE public event will offer live music from the local band Fat Pocket and popular local food trucks will be on-site for the public to purchase some tasty treats.  The event will be family-friendly and also pet-friendly.

When: Wednesday, April 11, 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Where: Pagoda Circle
Parking: Free parking is available in the Visitor Center east & west lots, the Festival & Parking Plaza and the lower Muny lot.

The event is FREE & open to the public! Find more information HERE.


Amazing Rockwoods Race competition April 14, 2018

Photo by MDC Staff, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation.

Outdoor lovers with a competitive streak can rise to the challenge during a great nature-themed contest this spring.

The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Rockwoods Reservation will host the Amazing Rockwoods Race competition Saturday, April 14 from Noon-4:30 p.m.  Much like the popular TV program, participants will take on physical and mental challenges as they discover nature in a unique and active way.

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West Lake Landfill: Upcoming EPA Community Meeting, Public Comments, and More

The Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE) has made it easy to find out what is happening with the current issues surrounding West Lake Landfill. MCE’s website allows one-stop access to information about the EPA’s proposed remedy, to post a public comment, and to view the new HBO documentary Atomic Homefront.

Links are provided below.

More information about the EPA’s proposed remedy (partial radioactive removal) click HERE.

Submit a public comment directly to the EPA – click HERE.

Watch the HBO documentary Atomic Homefront – click HERE.

Below, find information on the upcoming EPA community meeting on March 6, 2018.

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Homeowners Can Discover Advantages Of Native Landscaping During In-Depth Workshop March 31

Photo by MDC Staff, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation.

Homeowners can contribute significantly to making their neighborhoods and communities greener by planting native plants.   To help them get started, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and partners are once again presenting Partners for Native Landscaping Workshop.  The workshop will take place Saturday, March 31, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Maryland Heights Community Center, 2300 McKelvey Road.

The workshop will provide information and resources that will enable homeowners to landscape their property with native plants to help create greener communities.  The event features a series of breakout sessions that will explore topics in greater depth.

Find more information and registration details below.

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“Under the Clock Tower: 2018 State of Forest Park Community Gathering”

The nonprofit conservancy Forest Park Forever and the City of St. Louis’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry will host a free public event from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, in the Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center in Forest Park. At the third annual Under the Clock Tower: State of Forest Park Community Gathering, Park leadership will fill the public in on the latest happenings in Forest Park and answer questions from event attendees. The event will be emceed by Fox 2’s Jasmine Huda.

More about the event below.

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Missouri Coalition for the Environment To Honor Heroes & Heroines of Missouri’s Big Rivers

Join MCE for a conversation on our rivers with Tony Messenger of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and our retiring Big Rivers Director, Brad Walker. Tony will facilitate a conversation with Brad, who will reflect on how we allowed our rivers to be abused and suggest ways forward to restore and repair the damage.

When: Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust St., St. Louis, MO 63103.

Tickets: $50 for adults, $35 seniors and students. Tickets include appetizers from Schlafly.  Purchase tickets HERE.

The Missouri & Mississippi Rivers and other area waterways have been exploited over decades by the federal government and corporations without serious consideration for the health of these invaluable natural resources.

Read more about the event and the honorees below.

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Discover The Ancient Hunting Partnership Between Humans and Birds At Powder Valley Nature Center Jan. 26!

Photo courtesy MDC.

Bird buffs, falcon fanciers, and anyone enraptured by raptors is invited to meet the objects of their admiration close up at An Evening with Raptors.

An Evening with Raptors is a free event hosted by the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center in Kirkwood. It takes place Friday, Jan. 26 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and is open to all ages.



Find out more about the family-friendly event and how to register to attend below.

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Get Ready For Spring Gardening With Gateway Greening!

Springtime is just around the corner! It’s not too early to start planning the garden!

Here are a few exciting events coming up from Gateway Greening!

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Kick Off 2018 With The Annual “First Day Hikes” In 36 Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites

On Jan.1, the annual First Day Hikes event will take place at 36 state parks and historic sites across Missouri. Participants can choose from more than 40 free, guided hikes that range in difficulty from easy to moderate, cover distances up to 4 miles and use a variety of trails in every region of the state.

In its seventh year, the annual event is part of America’s State Parks First Day Hikes effort, which gives people the opportunity to start the year off right with an outdoor hike at a state park. A list of state parks with guided First Day Hikes and other related activities is available at

Read more from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources below.

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