"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.

Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has"

Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
(used with permission)

"If you don't like the news .... go out and make some of your own !!"

Wes "Scoop" Nisker, Newscaster


Government is a slow and tedious process. While it often includes citizen and neighborhood involvement, non-governmental, private organizations have created movements and interesting groups which can create positive change in our cities and towns.

I am fascinated by the way groups are created and how they influence public decision making. This blog merely recognizes them and forwards the description of these groups from their own websites.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Great Rivers Greenway

Location: St. Louis region

Website: www.grog stl.org

There is a place that has always been wireless, cordless and decidedly un-virtual — Nature. Great Rivers Greenway has been preserving nature just for you. Greenways give you somewhere to go, close to home, when you feel a deep longing for time away from a screen.

Listen to a bird song you’ve never heard before. Smell the foliage in bloom. See your very first river otter and witness what nature can do for you.

Great Rivers Greenway District is the public organization leading the development of the region-wide system of high-quality greenways, parks and trails known as The River Ring. Our mission is to make St. Louis a better place to live while creating an enduring legacy for future generations.

Working with our many partners, the development of The River Ring and its greenways represents a common cause with common ground.

Clean air, clean water, healthy forests, connected neighborhoods and walkable streets provide a healthier lifestyle which serves as a catalyst for economic vitality, making the St. Louis region a better place to live.

Simply, our mission is to improve the community:

Making the St. Louis Region a Better Place to Live
Connecting Communities and Neighborhoods
Preserving and Connecting People to Nature
Improving Economic Vitality
Providing Transportation Options
Promoting Good Health

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