Since 2002, Great Rivers has served Missouri and Southern Illinois, providing free and reduced-fee legal services to individuals, organizations, and citizen groups. We strive to use our skills and connections to protect the environment and public health of our region.

Our Programs

Great Rivers Environmental Law Center works to protect our health and environment through six programs: Climate and Energy, Environmental Justice, Air Quality and Public Health, Water Quality, Wetlands and Floodplains, and Land Use.

Get Involved with Great Rivers

There are a number of ways in which you can become meaningfully engaged with Great Rivers. Whether it’s bringing local issues to our attention, contributing financially or offering your skills in a volunteer capacity, you can help protect our environment!


Meet our 2021 Interns

Serving from California to New York to right here in St. Louis, meet this year’s wonderful group of interns.

Great Rivers Submits Comments to EPA on Lead and Copper Rule Revision

Madeline Middlebrooks, our Equal Justice Works Fellow, has been working on lead contamination issues present in St. Louis area schools.

New Report Exposes Shortcomings in Missouri Utilities’ Climate Pledges

Great Rivers is urging the Public Service Commission (PSC) to expedite the companies’ transitions to clean energy sources.

Great Rivers Files Comments Opposing Maryland Heights’ Myopic Plan to Develop Floodplain at Taxpayers’ Expense

The City’s proposal for over $85,000,000 in tax incentives would jeopardize downstream citizens, vulnerable wildlife, and the funding of vital community services.

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Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed announces release of 100% Clean Energy Plan for St. Louis

Great Rivers’ Attorney and Climate and Energy Director Henry Robertson and other Committee Members will share the findings of the City’s 100% Clean Energy Plan.

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Great Rivers Will Proudly Present the 2019 Lewis C. Green Environmental Service Award to Kathleen Henry

Ms. Henry’s nomination was chosen by unanimous consensus of the Board of Directors.

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