Doe Run Seeks to Permanently Divert the West Fork Black River

By Alicia Claire Lloyd Several sinkholes have appeared near the West Fork Black River in Reynolds County in southeastern Missouri beginning in spring of 2014 with consequences for the river and the surrounding land. As reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,the sinkholes developed above an underground lead mine operated by the Doe Run Company. The…

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St. Louis Food Policy Coalition Report

The St. Louis Food Policy Coalition is Building Momentum and Crossing State Lines by Melissa Vatterott, Food and Farm Coordinator Mission and Core Values After several months of outreach, gap analysis, and policy research, the stakeholder group I’ve convened since April 2015 formalized last fall as the St. Louis Food Policy Coalition, or STLFPC. Our…

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Flooding at the Confluences – History, Information, & Advocacy

View our Flood Timeline Page for a history of flood-related events. In early January 2016, devastating flooding occurred within Missouri on several rivers. Flood height reached record levels on the Mississippi at Cape Girardeau, MO and Thebes, IL and at other locations near records were recorded. The flood closed highways, destroyed homes, and took at…

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