On November 4, the St. Louis Audubon Society will hold its Fall Gaggle, an awards celebration and auction, at the Schlafly Tap Room in downtown St. Louis. The annual gathering raises funds to further efforts to conserve the environment and educate the community about its natural wonders. Key leaders from within the organization and around the region will be celebrated for their contributions.
Forest ReLeaf of Missouri will receive the “Outstanding Conservationist” award at this year’s Fall Gaggle. Since 1993, Forest ReLeaf has planted more than 150,000 trees in underserved communities and areas affected by major weather disasters throughout Missouri and Illinois. Forest ReLeaf staff and volunteers are dedicated to restoring and sustaining urban forests and educating people about the many benefits of trees.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released its 18th annual Green Power Leadership Awards, recognizing 10 Green Power Partners across the country.
The winners included Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC, in St. Louis for Excellence in Green Power Use.
Way to go A-B STL! Keeping St. Louis in the winning list of GREEN POWER companies making a difference!
Read more from the EPA’s news release below.
The Missouri Botanical Garden released information about a new event and it’s just in time for Autumn – Tree Week! Check out the release below for more about the event.
The Missouri Botanical Garden is celebrating its colorful canopy at the peak of fall foliage season. Tree Week is a new campaign offering visitors the chance to learn more about the Garden’s impressive tree collection, and the staff who care for it, all while soaking in the bright red, yellow and orange hues overhead.
Each year, the Smokey Mountains website publishes an interactive “Fall Foliage Prediction Map.” The foliage map can help you plan the best weeks around the U.S. to see the peak fall colors!
To view the interactive map CLICK HERE.
Friday Night Live: Super Villains or Super Heroes is a special evening event for the whole family from 6–9:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center in Kirkwood. Visitors will learn about spiders from “Charlotte’s: Web” characters on the nature center’s Tanglevine Trail.
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) released information about a family fun event happening at the Powder Valley Nature Center. Kids and adults alike can learn about nature in a fun outdoor setting all provided FREE to families to enjoy.
Missouri and its citizens are lucky to have the MDC – Is it any wonder other states look to us and our conservation efforts as a blueprint to follow for success! Bring your family and take advantage of what great things the MDC has to offer for everyone no matter how they enjoy our great outdoors!
Find more information below about the Powder Valley Nature Center’s event form the MDC.
Take a minute to look and you might find that nature provides sagas of heroes and villains every day that could rival the drama in Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters.
The MDC is drawing up the curtain to reveal these dramas at a free event Friday, Oct. 19 at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center in Kirkwood. “Friday Night Live: Super-Villains or Superheroes” is a special evening event for the entire family from 6–9:30 p.m.
“This event is designed to connect people of all ages to unexpected and often misunderstood wildlife in Missouri,” said MDC Naturalist Rebecca Rodriguez. “To some, these animals may appear to be supervillains; however, a closer look will reveal that they are really superheroes because they help make Missouri a great place to enjoy nature.”
Photo: Fran Mannino, West End Word
Forest Park Forever has released a fun bit of information! The organization has posted a few tips on where to view the best fall colors in the park. And there is even a guided tour of fall colors planned.
We all know Forest Park is a gorgeous place to visit any time of year, but the fall season is a colorful reminder of just how awesome nature can be. Forest Park provides a perfect environment to witness the splendor of Autumn no matter how you enjoy the park with activities, such as golfing, biking, jogging, playing tennis or visiting a museum or the Saint Louis Zoo!
Forest Park Forever’s tips and tour information is listed below.
“We’ve rounded up a list of smart tips for memorable foliage viewing in the Park. (Hint: Peak day will be November 5!) Plus: Join FPF Horticulturist and tree expert Jim Wagner on October 19 for a tour of fall colors in the Park.”
See more information about the guided tour and interactive tips about where to view fall colors in Forest Park HERE.
The Conservation Celebration, in partnership with Magnificent Missouri, honoring Forest ReLeaf on Sunday, October 28 from noon to 3pm at Third Degree Glass Factory.
The event will feature Pappy’s BBQ, complimentary beer and wine, live music, glass blowing demonstrations and much more. For tickets and more information about the FOREST ReLEAF event CLICK HERE.
Information for the cleanup of radioactive waste in the West Lake Landfill, located in Bridgeton, Mo, has been released from the EPA.
Concerns over how cleanup procedures will affect local residents and the surrounding areas are yet to be answered in detail. We will post updates from the EPA, as well as any local public meetings scheduled to address the situation as it becomes available.
Below, find the EPA’s public release announcing the Record of Decision for the West Lake Landfill.
The National Park Service recently released that it will shut down the Gateway Rach lights at night from September 17-30. The decision was made to help reduce the effects on nite-time migrating birds.
“The end of September is the peak migration period for birds migrating south for the winter,” says Frank Mares, deputy superintendent of Gateway Arch National Park. “In order to avoid the possible disorienting effect of the monument’s upward lighting on birds that migrate at night, the Gateway Arch’s exterior lights will be turned off for the last two weeks of September.”
The recently upgraded lighting systems will resume nightly October 1, at 7:00 p.m. Less than three dozen static xenon skylights with new custom lenses replaced 44 outdated light fixtures. The new system allows more light to be focused on the Arch itself. The number of fixtures has been reduced, but due to advances in technology, the upgraded fixtures provide increased light coverage of the Arch legs and energy efficiency.
Find more information about the Gateway Arch National Park HERE