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Great Rivers Habitat Alliance

Our Goals

Founded in 2000 to directly combat the commercial development
of the 100-year Confluence floodplain through policy, protection,
conservation, public awareness and education.

Great Rivers Habitat Alliance

Our Mission

Protecting the 100-year Confluence floodplain for the benefit of
wildlife, historic waterfowling, agriculture, clean water and people.

Great Rivers Habitat Alliance

Our Programs

Great Rivers Habitat Alliance implements a number of initiatives
dedicated to preserving the natural resources of the floodplain.
We strive to educate the public on the importance of limiting
Big River flood plain development.

In The News: Opponents voice concern of expansive
apartment project next to Creve Coeur Lake
GRHA Comments to ACOE

‘Very confident
it’ll flood’

Mike Checkett, executive director of the Great Rivers Habitat Alliance, said that
same spot flooded in 2019 and last summer. He’s certain it’ll flood again.

“Even if they don’t flood, they’re going to flood somebody else,” said Checkett.

Great Rivers Habitat Alliance

Why Support Great Rivers Habitat Alliance?

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Support Policy

Lead Efforts

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Protect

Wildlife Habitat

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conservation

Efforts With Partners

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public awareness

and Education

Latest News & Articles

Director and President's Letter – Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
20 Dec 2023
Latest News

Director and President's Letter – Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

We wish you Happy Holidays and hope you have been enjoying time in the Confluence. That time spent in natural spaces reminds...

GRHA Moves Forward to Close on Future Floodplain Conservation and Education Area
20 Dec 2023
Latest News

GRHA Moves Forward to Close on Future Floodplain Conservation and Education Area

In 2022, Great Rivers Habitat Alliance embarked on an exciting new venture to protect more than 181 acres of floodplain habitat along...

Expanded Partnership - GRHA Helps Close First Easement in 2023
20 Dec 2023
Latest News

Expanded Partnership - GRHA Helps Close First Easement in 2023

GRHA partners with Ducks Unlimited in many ways, including the Confluence Conservation Easement Program. In 2003, in response to the growing interest...

GRHA Hosts DU Magazine Outdoor Writer
07 Dec 2023
Latest News

GRHA Hosts DU Magazine Outdoor Writer

In late November, GRHA staff and Board members helped host outdoor writer T. Edward Nickens “Eddie” and his photographer Frank on several...

Great Fun Again At The 9th Annual Grha/du Partnership Gala
18 Oct 2023
Latest News

Great Fun Again At The 9th Annual Grha/du Partnership Gala

The Confluence is a unique 291,000-acre wetland system formed where the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers meet--an area known as the Confluence Floodplain....

Spring / Summer Updates
22 May 2023
Latest News

Spring / Summer Updates

As we close out spring and approach summer, waterfowl have reached their northern breeding grounds and nesting season is in full swing....

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Purchase and Support - $400/each

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Member & Supporter Testimonials

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Adolphus Busch IV

GRHA DONOR & SUPPORTER

“It will take the collective resources of all partners, working together, to safeguard the wetland, agricultural and waterfowl hunting heritage of the Confluence.”

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Peter von Gontard

Founding Board Member

“Duck Hunting and conservation is not just a one-person effort. It takes a group, it takes a community, it takes everyone to come together and make it happen.”

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Archie Hager

GRHA DONOR & SUPPORTER

"I encourage other landowners and clubs to protect this landscape to ensure that future generations throughout the Mississippi Flyway will be able to enjoy the spectacle of migrating waterfowl provided by Confluence wetlands for years to come,"

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Philip von Gontard

Board Member

“How can you hunt waterfowl in this local floodplain and not get involved in the preservation of the Confluence and the environment?”

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Pierre Francois de Charlevoix

"In 1721, French explorer Father Pierre Francois de Charlevoix wrote of the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers: “I believe this is the finest confluence in the world."

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Rick Holton

Sr Board Member, Chairman Deer Creek Watershed Alliance

“Our floodplains must be preserved, because once they are gone, they are gone forever.”

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Great Rivers Habitat Alliance

Vision Statement

"GRHA will achieve our vision through diverse public and private partnerships to address the full range of factors that continue to erode and threaten the historic natural resources of the Confluence."

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Doug Sansone

Principal, Sansone Group, Board Member

“I am a developer, but I believe in responsible development, and that involves preserving our irreplaceable floodplains to do the role they were intended to do.”

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Warren Hager

Raccoon Ranch est 1898

“This is floodplain, its highest and best use as natural marsh and that’s something that’s been obvious to our family for 100 years,”

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Steve Maritz

President Wetlands America Trust – Dardenne Hunt Club Est. 1878

“Because of the closeness to the population center of St. Louis, the Confluence is constantly attractive to developers and we have to continue to fight that not only for our own duck hunting but for downriver as well,”