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Meramec River Tributary Alliance

The Meramec River Tributary Alliance (MRTA) is a collaboration that came together in 2006 to work towards creating a common vision for the Meramec River Basin. The MRTA collaboratively organized and hosted the Meramec River Basin Summit in September 2007.

Meramec River Basin Summit:
The Open Space Council joined with numerous other partnering organizations, businesses and interested individuals to form the Meramec River Tributary Alliance in order to plan and host a Summit to celebrate past successes and to collaboratively create a vision for the future of the Meramec River and its tributaries.

The Meramec River Basin Summit brought together individuals and organizations, both public and private, which have played a role in the past and continue to contribute to the restoration, conservation, water quality protection, and outdoor recreation benefits found throughout the basin. By highlighting the renaissance of the Meramec River and its future value to the region and the state of Missouri, the summit offered a greater appreciation for the Meramec River and its tributaries as valued agricultural, conservation and outdoor recreation resources. The collaborative communication, dialogue and education that grew and continues to grow out of the summit may further inspire the public to embrace this river and have a greater appreciation for the many cultural and natural benefits found in the basin. The Source Water Protection Project is an example of the initiatives resulting from the efforts and collaborations.



The next MRTA meeting date is May 30, 2014.  For more information, please contact us at 314-835-9225 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



Meramec River Tributary Alliance Members

  • American Rivers
  • Audubon Society
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • East West Gateway Council of Governments
  • Ecoworks Unlimited
  • Franklin County Planning & Zoning Department
  • Friends of La Barque Creek
  • Great Rivers Greenway
  • Hellmuth & Bicknese Architects
  • Jefferson County Government
  • Meramec Regional Planning Commission
  • Meramec River Greenway
  • Meramec River Recreation Association
  • Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District
  • Missouri-American Water Company
  • Missouri Botanical Garden - Shaw Nature Reserve
  • Missouri Coalition for the Environment
  • Missouri Department of Conservation
  • Missouri Department of Natural Resources
  • Missouri Department of Health
  • Missouri Smallmouth Alliance
  • Missouri Stream Team - a program of MDC
  • Museum of Transportation
  • The Nature Conservancy of Missouri
  • Northern Ozark Rivers Partnership
  • The Open Space Council of the St. Louis Region
  • Ozark Outdoors Riverfront Resort
  • Ozark Regional Land Trust
  • Pacific Ring Initiative
  • R. Barr Consulting
  • St. Louis County Municipal League
  • St. Louis County Parks and Recreation Department
  • St. Louis Earth Day
  • The Trust for Public Land
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • City of Pacific
  • City of Wildwood



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