Thus far, the journey to stop the housing development in Weldon Woods has been quite disappointing. The hard work and civic participation of concerned citizens to defend a natural, scenic habitat have been countered with apathy by our local educational and governing institutions. As I will expand upon below, these institutions have failed us. We … Continue reading How We Got Here, and the Required Next Step to Save Weldon Woods:
Big Applause to Sunday Hikers! Sunday morning at the Lewis & Clark Trail Head. (Crowded as Always) So cool to see all the hikers getting out and enjoying the Great Missouri River Bluff Views. But..... L&C is way overcrowded. Not Enough Parking last Sunday. There could be a fabulous Loop Trail around the Bluffs Golf … Continue reading We Need More Trails!
CITIZENS FILE SUIT CHALLENGING ZONING CHANGE ALLOWING SUBDIVISION IN MISSOURI RESEARCH PARK August 2, 2018 On July 25, 2018, Great Rivers Environmental Law Center filed suit in the St. Charles County Circuit Court on behalf of Weldon Woods, Inc., and a citizen of Weldon Spring, asking the Court to void the rezoning allowing a huge … Continue reading Press Release: “Citizens File Suit Challenging Zoning Change Allowing Subdivision in Missouri Research Park”
Dear President Choi, University of Missouri System Curators, Employees, Councilmen and Interested Citizens of St. Charles County, Thank you very much for facilitating and attending the meeting at the Missouri Bluffs Golf Course to discuss the concerns of the development of the proposed Missouri Bluffs subdivision. It would have been great if all of us … Continue reading An Open Letter to the University President by Bill Spradley
By Mark Kaiser, Founder / Director of Weldon Woods: While hiking in the mountains of New Mexico this past week, I had the opportunity to do some dreaming that turned into a personal brain storming session. Taking a rest, I came up with a "what-if" list regarding the forest adjacent to the Missouri Research Park and … Continue reading An Open Letter to the President of the University & Concerned Citizens of St. Charles County, MO
Weldon Woods is a non-profit organization created for the purpose of protecting and preserving Weldon Woods in St. Charles County, Missouri and stopping the imminent destruction of this precious area. Our mission is to organize the overwhelming majority of people across the regions who want to preserve this native forest forever, and to serve as … Continue reading Preserving our Land for Tomorrow and Beyond