Alicia Claire Lloyd, Clean Water Policy Coordinator
"In an age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference." - Rachel Carson
We enjoy summer float trips, swimming, and canoeing Missouri's rivers.
We like the craft beer produced by Missouri's breweries.
We care about the safety of the water we drink and the health of Missouri's wildlife - from blue catfish and paddlefish to river otters and the mallards that migrate along our rivers.
Natural resources and the ecosystem services they provide are publc goods. Access to clean drinking and bathing water is a human right - a right that is threatened by pollution and irresponsible development.
The environment does not have its own lobbyists or political influence to advocate for its protection.
Because clean water is crucial to a healthy people and aquatic habitats, we advocate for the protection and restoration of our state's abundant and valuable water resources. Because we all need clean water, MCE works on behalf of Missouri's rivers, lakes, streams, and wetlands - resources all of us depend on and enjoy.