Past Events

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Our Annual Awards were held in 2018 at the Moonrise Hotel. Guests enjoyed hors de’oeuvres, drinks, live music, and the presentation of our Lewis C. Green Award. In 2018 we honored two stars in the environmental community – Tom “Yusha” Sager and Maxine Lipeles.

Yusha Sager explained why the most climate friendly thing we could do is cultivate peace, not war. Maxine highlighted the connection between environmental justice and climate change, and talked about how a local campaign to close the Workhouse in the City of St. Louis is an environmental justice issue.

To learn more about our awardees, please click here.

Our generous donors offered some great items in a silent auction at the event – preview them here!

We are grateful to EFS Energy for their sponsorship of this year’s Lewis C. Green Awards Party.

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The Young Professionals Board of Great Rivers Environmental Law Center hosted an informal social at the Schlafly Taproom (2100 Locust St., St. Louis, MO 63103) from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Friday, July 13! Guests enjoyed an opportunity to network with staff and volunteers and learn more about Great Rivers’ work in the community.

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Great Rivers at the Chocolate Factory
Sunday, May 6th, 2018
4:30pm – 7:00pm
at the Caramel Room at Bissinger’s

We enjoyed a fun evening overlooking the Mississippi River from the outdoor deck of the elegant Caramel Room in downtown St. Louis. There was live music, heavy appetizers, an open bar, a photo booth… and chocolate!

What more could you ask for?

How about a silent auction – full of exciting items including a relaxing week-long beach vacation in Door County, Wisconsin or Cape Cod, Massachusetts, original artwork by local artist Kat Kissick, and of course, Bissinger’s chocolate! (And much, much more… click here for a full list!)

We are grateful to Great Rivers Habitat Alliance and EFS Energy for their sponsorship of Great Rivers at the Chocolate Factory.

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For information on becoming an event sponsor, please contact Sarah Willey at

Select photos from the event, taken by Brian Schraier for the Ladue News:

Fall Awards Celebration 2017

On Sunday, September 24th, 2017, Great Rivers had the honor of presenting our Lewis C. Green Award to Robert E. Criss for his diligent work to preserve and protect floodplains. Visit our Facebook page to view a video of Mr. Criss’ acceptance speech and additional photos of the event.

We are very grateful to David and Sandy Mesker for hosting this event at the gorgeous Mesker Estate.

Special thanks to EFS Energy for their generous sponsorship of this event.

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Select photos from the event, taken by Diane Anderson for the Ladue News:


Spring Celebration 2017

On May 7th, 2017 Great Rivers held our annual Spring Celebration. Our guests enjoyed cocktails, delicious food, and live music on the grounds of the Busch Family Estate. A great time was had by all, and the attendees raised nearly $16,000 to protect the local environment and public health! For additional photos from this event, click here.

Select photos from the event, taken by Diane Anderson for the Ladue News:


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