February 25, 2013
March 5 - Big Muddy Speaker Series - Rocheport 2013
"Close Up on Clean Water"
presentation by Kat Logan Smith, Director of Environmental Policy for the Missouri Coalition for the Environment
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
7 p.m. presentation
lower floor of the Les Bourgeois Vineyards Bistro
in Rocheport, MO (directions below)
NOTE: This presentation is the FIRST Tuesday of the month for March only. Then we'll go back to our regular second Tuesday.
Presentation is FREE and open to the public! Come early to purchase a great dinner upstairs at the Bistro!
The 40 year-old Clean Water Act aims to protect the “physical, chemical, and biological” integrity of our nation’s waters so our creeks, rivers, and oceans can thrive. For four decades Missouri has left nearly 150,000 miles of waters with insufficient protections to safeguard their health. At the same time, our waters are under increasing pressures from development, agriculture, and climate stress.
How can the Missouri River thrive when the creeks that feed it are unprotected? How can we secure our freshwater resources when 80% of our state’s waters are not held to Clean Water Act standards? How can we ensure that our children and grandchildren can enjoy healthy waters in Missouri?
left - all Missouri Streams; right - streams classified under Clean Water Act
graphic courtesy of Mo. Coalition for the Environment
Kat Logan Smith will give us a basic overview of the Clean Water Act, how the law can work to keep fish thriving, restore damaged waters and safeguard our highest quality waters. She'll review the Missouri Coalition for the Environment petition for full protections for Missouri waters and let us know how we can preserve our water heritage for future generations.
The Missouri Coalition for the Environment works to protect and restore the environment through education, public engagement, and legal action.
Take I-70 to the Rocheport, MO, exit (Exit #115). It's the first exit east of the Missouri River.
Head north toward Rocheport.
After about a mile, turn left at the sign for Les Bourgeois Bistro. Follow the signs to the Bistro. You will probably need to park in the lot above the Bistro and walk the trail down.
The presentations are held in the lower level. You can either enter at the restaurant entrance then go down the stairs to your left past the bar, or you can follow the walk to the right of the restaurant and enter through a glass door into the lower level.
14020 W. Hwy BB, Rocheport, MO (click for Google Map)
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