“Meet Me in St. Louis” At MOBOT

Check out the fun event happening this weekend at the Missouri Botanical Garden! “Meet Me Outdoors in St. Louis” will be held April 7-8. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Find more information HERE. (Be sure to check the Missouri Botanical Garden’s website for cancelations due to weather.)

“Climb into the tree canopy, shop for native plants, or take a nature scavenger hunt to kick off spring at the Missouri Botanical Garden, Shaw Nature Reserve, and Butterfly House. Enjoy food, music, special exhibitors, and more at three of the St. Louis area’s most beautiful destinations.”

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New Climate Summit Edition Of “Growing Up With The River” Released

 

A special Climate Summit Edition of the book, “Growing Up With The River,” will debut in Kirkwood at 6:30 p.m., April 5, at the Franciscan Sisters headquarters at 335 S. Kirkwood Road.

 

 

 

by Don Corrigan (Webster-Kirkwood Times)

A bit of explanation is in order:

“Growing Up with the River” is a book with colorful artwork by Brian Haynes that shows how climate change has been affecting the Missouri River region over the decades.

The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual  Help have made climate change awareness a major focus of their mission. The April 5 book event will include activities of the Inter-Community Ecological Council.

The Climate Summit at St. Louis University on April 22-24 will be an unprecedented meeting of the minds enlisting experts on climate science, ecology, sustainable development, weather and more.

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Celebrate Trees During Arbor Days In April

Photo by MDC Staff, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation.

Just in case you have not noticed yet, the local Redbuds are looking like they want to start blooming. Spring is around the corner! Finally!

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) offers a great idea to help celebrate our trees during Arbor Days.

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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.

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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.

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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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EPA Updates Public About West Lake Landfill and Requests Public Comment Submissions

EPA public meeting about proposed West Lake Landfill remedies held March 6, 2018, in Bridgeton, Mo.

To simply write that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) public meeting detailing proposed remedies for West Lake Landfill was a packed house would be an understatement. The meeting hall was overflowing and parking was a mess. It is estimated that more than 1,000 people attended.

The meeting, held March 6, 2018, in Bridgeton, Mo, outlined the eight different plans the EPA is currently considering as a remedy to the illegally dumped radioactive waste contained in West Lake Landfill.

Continue reading below to see outlines of the eight proposed West Lake Landfill remedies, and video clips of the comments made at the meeting by Just Moms stl co-founders Karen Nickel and Dawn Chapman, Bridgeton Mayor Terry Briggs, and Albert Kelly, chair of the EPA’s Superfund Task Force and advisor to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.

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Stop Blocking The Grainbelt Express for Clean St. Louis Energy

Photo Courtesy Webster-Kirkwood Times.

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen last fall passed a measure aimed at powering the city entirely on renewable energy sources, including wind and power by 2035. The action drew national praise.

It’s an ambitious proposal that faces a lot of roadblocks. St. Louis is home to three major coal companies that haven’t been shy about expressing their opposition.

Find out more about this topic below.

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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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