River Revolution: A tribute to the heroes and heroines of Missouri's big rivers
When: Wednesday, January 31
Where: 6:30 pm at the Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust St., St. Louis, MO 63103
The Missouri & Mississippi Rivers and other area waterways have been exploited over decades by the federal government and corporations without serious consideration for the health of these invaluable natural resources. Join MCE for a conversation on our rivers with Tony Messenger of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and our retiring Big Rivers Director, Brad Walker. Tony will facilitate a conversation with Brad, who will reflect on how we allowed our rivers to be abused and suggest ways forward to restore and repair the damage. We will celebrate Brad's retirement and bestow awards upon two worthy river advocates. We hope you can join us for this great event!
R. Roger Pryor Citizen Activist Award: Christine Favilla, Co-Coordinator, Illinois Sierra Club, Three Rivers Project. Since 2001, Favilla has served the Sierra Club’s Three Rivers Project in Southern, IL. MCE will recognize Favilla’s critical role creating the Mississippi River symposium for high school students and as a key editor for the Nicollet Island Coalition’s Big Price, Little Benefit report and MCE’s Our Future report.
Kay and Leo Drey Environmental Stewardship Award: Steve Schnarr, Program Manager, Missouri River Relief. Since 2006, Schnarr has brought thousands of people to the Missouri River to learn, clean up, and play. MCE will recognize Schnarr for advancing civic engagement and education for the Missouri River as an integral organizer for the Big Muddy Speaker Series. “We are lucky to have this resource run right through the middle of our state. I want the river to be the center of our culture, too”, declared Schnarr.
$35/students and seniors
Thank you to the P. Wayne and Jane B. Goode Foundation for supporting this event!
Full Moon Float Raffle - Enter to win two tickets to a Big Muddy Adventures Full Moon Float! Tickets are $5 a piece or 5 for $20. Raffle tickets will be available during the River Revolution event.