The following listings are for environmental/conservation/nature groups and organizations that provide useful information for research purposes, for op-ed commentaries and letters to the editor in defense of our natural heritage. Many of these organizations were helpful with research material and advice for the author’s book, “Show Me… Natural Wonders.”
GREAT RIVERS ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTER: Kathy Henry (greatriverslaw.org)
(314) 231-4181; (314) 231-4184 fax — Great Rivers Environmental Law Center provides services to organizations, citizens, groups, and
individuals who seek to protect and preserve clean air, clean water,
wetlands, floodplains, open space and endangered species.
MISSOURI VOTES CONSERVATION: Mark Fogal at MVC — 314-725-9494 — (movotesconservation.org) Missouri Votes Conservation Action Alerts keep state environmentalists in the know on state legislation that affects air and water quality and more.
MISSOURI PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP: Meshawn Ayala
MoPIRG Citizen Outreach Director; MeshawnA@mopirg.org; 310A N. Euclid,
St. Louis, MO 63108 – 314-454-9560;(mopirg.org) MoPirg is increasingly active on state and federal environmental issues with a recent emphasis on global warming concerns.
MISSOURI COALITION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT: Erin Noble, Director of Outreach; 6267 Delmar Boulevard Suite 2E, St. Louis, Mo 63130; (office) 314.727.0600 (www.moenviron.org); Missouri Coalition for the Environment is on the forefront of environmental protection battles in the state.
ST. LOUIS AUDUBON SOCIETY (SLAS): Torrey Berger, president: H: 314.579.9227; W – 314-444-7647; (stlouisaudubon.org) Louis Audubon Society (SLAS) was established in 1916 as the St Louis Bird Club. Today, the chapter consists of over 2,500 members in seven counties of Missouri and Illinois and is very active on wetlands and forest issues.
ST. LOUIS OPEN SPACE COUNCIL Building on a legacy of knowledge and experience, the Open Space Council works independently and collaboratively to conserve and sustain land, water and other natural resources throughout the St. Louis region.(http://www.openspacestl.org/) Ron Coleman, executive
ST. LOUIS SIERRA CLUB: Sierra Club (sierraclub.org)
7164 Manchester Ave, St Louis, 63143 – (314) 644-0890; Contact Jill
Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org, 314-645-2032 to learn more about
the club’s work on global warming. Recently has commenced actions
against relaxation of air and water pollution standards in the state.
WEBSTER GROVES NATURE STUDY SOCIETY: (WGNSS):
(www.wgnss.org) (314) 935-8432 (The Nature Line);
Webster Groves Nature Study Society; PO Box 190065; Saint Louis MO 63119-6065; Organization of amateur naturalists interested in the plants, insects, and birds. Individual members have been active on habitat protection and on such issues as fighting the Holcim Cement Plant.
NATURE CONSERVANCY OF ST. LOUIS: (www.nature.org)
2800 S Brentwood Blvd, St Louis, 63144 – (314) 968-1105; The NatureConservancy is a leading conservation organization working around theworld to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature andpeople and the St. Louis group acts consistently on that mission.
Additional State And Local Groups For Environmental Information:
Conservation Federation Of Missouri (http://www.confedmo.org/)
Citizens To Protect Forest Park
Missouri Energy Resources Project (http://www.dnr.mo.gov/energy/index.html)
League Of Women Voters (http://www.lwvmissouri.org/)
Mark Twain Forest Watchers
Local Committee For A Lead Free Ozarks
Friends of Ozark Scenic National Riverways (http://www.moenviron.org/ONSR.asp)
Citizens Against Radioactive Transport
North American Butterfly Association (http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabasl/stlouis.htm)
Trailnet – St. Louis Rails To Trails (http://www.trailnet.org/)
Missouri Parks And Recreation Association (http://www.mopark.org/)
Mississippi River Basin Alliance (http://www.mrba-missouri-river.com/)
Upper Mississippi River Conservation Council
Additional National Groups For Environmental Information:
Environmental Citizenship: Campus Green Vote
World Wildlife Federation (http://wwf.org/)
Izaak Walton League (http://www.iwla.org)
The Wilderness Society (http://wilderness.org)
Union Of Concerned Scientists (http://www.ucsusa.org/)
Physicians For Social Responsibility (http://www.psr.org/)
Natural Resources Defense Council (http://www.nrdc.org/)
Trust For Public Lands (http://www.tpl.org/)
Riverkeeper: Environmental Protection For Waterways
Society Of Environmental Journalists (http://www.sej.org/)