Don Corrigan, a Sunset Hills resident and editor of the South County Times, Webster-Kirkwood Times and West End Word, recently received an award for “Outstanding Service” from the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site in Grantwood Village.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes the prevention and diversion accomplishments of the Urban Chestnut Brewing Company in St. Louis, Mo., as one of 16 WasteWise national award winners, who collectively prevented and recycled over 355,801 tons of waste, saving $17.7 million in avoided landfill fees.
“This is yet another excellent example of the EPA partnering with communities and organizations to achieve environmental and economic benefits through waste prevention and management. The WasteWise award winners have exemplified tremendous environmental stewardship and fiscal responsibility, and we commend their efforts,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.
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.
Here is an interesting look at how climate change could affect one of our most important resources- groundwater.
The article, “How climate change will mess with water ‘recharge’ in Western U.S.,” by the University of Arizona, and posted on Futurity, discusses a study about the possible changes to “groundwater recharge” due to climate change.
Read the article HERE.
From Carl’s Climate Letter #1069:
Year-to-date comparison of global temperatures for 2017 and all previous years since 1880. This year ranks as the third highest through November and is almost sure to hold that position for the full year. The latest four years will all be included in the four highest of all-time.
See the report from Climate Carl’s analysis HERE.
Also, see NOAA’s “Assessing the Global Climate in 2017” report HERE.
Visitors to St. Louis County’s popular Creve Coeur Lake Park may experience some temporary restrictions in using the park for a two-week period between Jan. 21 and Feb. 17. The long-term benefit, however, should be the near-eradication of the lake’s biggest nuisance—invasive Asian carp.
Read more below from the MDC about how the carp will be removed and restrictions to lake usage during the project.
Discover The Ancient Hunting Partnership Between Humans and Birds At Powder Valley Nature Center Jan. 26!
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.
Here are a few exciting events coming up from Gateway Greening!
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 mostateparks.com.
Read more from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources below.
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is accepting used natural Christmas trees to create fish habitat in Lake 33 on the August A. Busch Conservation Area in St. Charles and in north St. Louis County at Spanish Lake Park. Christmas trees can be donated at these lakes between now and Jan.10, 2018.
Read more below from the MDC about how recycled Christmas trees help native Missouri fish.