Great Rivers Environmental Law Center
St. Louis Public Interest environmental litigation group


Missouri's environment

needs a legal champion...


Great Rivers

Environmental Law Center

fills that need.





Great Rivers

Environmental Law Center

is an AV rated St. Louis, MO

public interest law firm.

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319 No. Fourth St., Suite 800
St. Louis, MO  63102
(314) 231-4181

Lawyers for the Environment

Great Rivers Environmental Law Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing free and reduced-fee public interest legal services to individuals and organizations working to protect and preserve Missouri's environment.  In 2012, we celebrated our 10th Anniversary.



Join Great Rivers at the Busch Family Estate!
Sunday, May 3, 2015, 5:00 to 7:30 pm.
Tour the Mansion; stroll the lovely grounds, and have your picture
taken with a Clydesdale while supporting our work.
Tickets available at,
or by phone to our office at 314-231-4181.

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Come to a Book Signing and Purchase
"A Force for Nature...."

Former Post Dispatch writers Patricia Tummons and Florence Shinkle have authored a book on the environmental litigation of Lewis C. Green.
"A Force for Nature: The Environmental Litigation of Lewis C. Green"
Books may be purchased at national and independent book stores, or by calling Great Rivers Environmental Law Center at (314) 231-4181.

On March 28, 2015, three local experts on today’s environmental and sustainability issues will sign and sell books at the
Webster University Sustainability Conference on Saturday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to noon. Kathleen Henry of Great Rivers Environmental Law Center will be present with the book, “A Force For Nature,” which covers the environmental work of her late father, attorney Lewis Green of St. Louis.

Bill Ruppert
of the Missouri Prairie Foundation will make available the new work by horticulturalist Cindy Gilberg, titled,“Gardening is a Verb: Cultivating Spaces That Nourish Heart and Soul.” The book of essays on native landscaping is a tribute book as Gilberg passed away this past summer.

Journalist and Professor Don Corrigan will sign and sell his three books, “Show Me… Natural Wonders,” “Show Me… Nature’s Wrath” and his latest, “Environmental Missouri.”

The book event and conference activities will take place in the University’s East Academic Building on Garden Avenue in Webster Groves. Parking is available in the garage on the south side of Garden Avenue across from the East Academic Building.

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Concerned Citizens Claim Victory when Developer Withdraws Application to Build
Concrete Plant next to Shaw Nature Reserve
Read the Press Release
(March 3, 2015)

Great Rivers Represents Citizens' Groups in Victory in Missouri Supreme Court
over Solar Rebate Issue
(February 10, 2015)
Great Rivers Files Suit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
over Freedom of Information Law
(December 29, 2014)

Great Rivers Environmental Law Center Included in Best Law Firms 2015 by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers in America
Read the Press Release
(November 1, 2014)

Great Rivers Files Suit to Stop Concrete Plant from being built in Franklin County
next to Shaw Nature Reserve
Read the Press Release
Read the Petition
(August 21, 2014)

Great Rivers Files Suit Requesting Court to Order St. Louis County Board of Elections
to put Olivette Parks Measure on the November Ballot
Read the Press Release
(August 21, 2014)
On August 26, 2014, the Court ordered the Board of Elections to do so!

Great Rivers Urges US Environmental Protection Agency to Veto the
St. Johns Bayou-New Madrid Floodway Project
Read the Letter to the EPA
(August 11, 2014)

Great Rivers Files Suit to Protect Rock Bridge Memorial State Park in Columbia, MO
Read the Press Release
Read the Petition
(June 6, 2014)

Mississippi River Joins List of Most Endangered Rivers in America
Read the Press Release
(April 9, 2014)

Great Rivers Urges National Park Service to Adopt Management Plan for
Ozark National Scenic Riverways that Best Protects the Rivers
(February 7, 2014)
Great Rivers Files Suit Against Empire Electric Company in the Missouri Supreme Court
over Empire's Failure to Comply with the Renewable Energy Law
(January 24, 2014)
Great Rivers files Comments urging Missouri Department of Natural Resources to limit Pollutants Discharged in North St. Louis Plant
Read the Comments
(January 6, 2014)

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