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Great Rivers testimony leads to better testing to protect citizens from radioactive waste

On February 28, 2018, the Missouri DNR issued a new permit requiring radioactive testing of outfall from Bridgeton landfill.

Preserving the Missouri Clean Water Law

On Monday, February 28th, 2018, Great Rivers staff attorney Bob Menees testified in front of the Missouri House of Representatives Rules- Administrative Oversight Committee against HB 1973. The bill would significantly weaken the Missouri Clean Water Law by limiting the…

Missouri Bans Destructive Commercial Trapping of Wild Turtles

The Missouri Department of Conservation today banned commercial collection of the state’s wild freshwater turtles, in response to a petition filed by Great Rivers and the Center for Biological Diversity.

Great Rivers Mourns Loss of Louise Green

Wife of our founder and mother of our President, honorary member of our Board, Louise’s loss is felt by all connected to Great Rivers.

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Give STL Day is May 6th!

This year, we are setting our sights on a $1,000 bonus prize, and you can help!

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Great Rivers visits Kansas City group

Sarah Willey, Director of Development and Community Outreach at Great Rivers, spoke at the Monday, March 5th meeting of the Sustainable Sanctuary Coalition in Prairie Village, Kansas.

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