Mission: to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.
Formed in 1954 as a permanent civic organization dedicated to address issues such as the construction of express highways, housing, new business, industrial facilities, and slum clearance.
|East-West Gateway Council of Governments|
Mission: to provide a forum for cooperative planning and problem-solving throughout the St. Louis bis-state region. Gateway’s Board of Directors is comprised of chief elected officials in Franklin, Jefferson, St. Charles and St. Louis Counties and the City of St. Louis in Missouri and Madison, Monroe and St. Clair Counties in Illinois, six regional citizens and the chair of Metro.
|Great Rivers Greenway District|
Mission: to work for a clean, green, connected St. Louis region. To deliver its mission, the District is spearheading the development of The River Ring, an interconnected system of greenways, parks and trails that will encircle the St. Louis region, enhancing the quality of life for residents and visitors.
|Illinois Department of Natural Resources|
Mission: to manage, conserve and protect Illinois’ natural, recreational and cultural resources, further the public’s understanding and appreciation of those resources, and promote the education, science and public safety of Illinois’ natural resources for present and future generations.
|Illinois Department of Transportation|
Mission: to provide safe, cost-effective transportation for Illinois in ways that enhance quality of life, promote economic prosperity, and demonstrate respect for our environment.
|Illinois Historic Preservation Agency|
The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency operates over 60 historic sites and memorials. The Agency also administers the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
Mission: to promote regional economic development through excellence in transportation.
|Metro-East Park and Recreation District|
Mission: to develop parks, trails, and greenways within the boundaries of Madison and St. Clair Counties in Illinois. The District supplements the efforts of local governments, special districts, and other jurisdictions already engaged in the management of parks and recreational facilities.
|Missouri Department of Conservation|
Mission: to protect and manage the fish, forest, and wildlife resources of the state, to serve the public and facilitate their participation in resource management activities, to provide opportunity for all citizens to use, enjoy, and learn about fish, forest, and wildlife resources.
|Missouri Department of Natural Resources|
Mission: to protect, preserve and enhance Missouri’s natural, cultural and energy resources.
|Missouri Department of Transportation|
Mission: to provide a world-class transportation experience that delights our customers and promotes a prosperous Missouri.
|Clean Water AmeriCorps Program of the Missouri River Communities Network|
|Missouri River Relief|
Missouri River Relief is a grassroots, volunteer and equipment-based organization dedicated to reconnecting people to the Missouri River through hands-on river clean-ups and education events.
|National Park Service – Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program|
The Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program, also known as the Rivers & Trails Program or RTCA, is the community assistance arm of the National Park Service. RTCA staff provide technical assistance to communities so they can conserve rivers, preserve open space, and develop trails and greenways.
|The Nature Conservancy|
Mission: to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and water they need to survive.
|The Open Space Council|
The Open Space Council helps preserve open spaces and public park systems throughout the St. Louis bi-state area.
|US Army Corps of Engineers|
Mission: to provide vital public engineering services in peace and war to strengthen our Nation’s security, energize the economy, and reduce risks from disasters.
|US Fish & Wildlife Service|
Mission: working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
|University of Missouri, St. Louis|
The University of Missouri-St. Louis provides excellent learning experiences and leadership opportunities for a diverse student body through its outstanding faculty, ranked programs, innovative research and regional, national and international partnerships.