The Open Space Council, one of the oldest land and water conservation organizations in Missouri, will celebrate 47 years of serving the St. Louis region with its Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 7, 2012.
The event will celebrate The Open Space Council’s dedication to conserving public and private lands in the St. Louis region. The event will take place at the Hilton Hotel in Frontenac, MO and will begin at 5:30 P.M. All people who are interested in learning about and celebrating the conservation successes of the past year should attend!
The Meeting will recognize outstanding champions in land and water conservation with the Open Space Council Land Conservancy Award and the William C. Schock Water Conservancy Award. These awards are given to individuals, companies, corporations, or organizations that have made significant contributions to enhancing, conserving, or sustaining our region’s open spaces.
There will be a silent auction, along with live music. Light jazz and contemporary music will be performed by Mark Grygier and Jilliann Law Grygier. The keynote speakers for the evening will be Billyo O'Donnell, artist, and Karen Glines, writer. Both Missouri natives, O’Donnell and Glines will discuss their book, "Painting Missouri" (http://www.paintingmissouri.com/), and the journeys they experienced during the seven years it took to creatively paint and write about their home state. Missouri is one of the top states in the country with the largest number of counties and what better way to portray their beauty than to visit them and capture their presence on canvases and in words.
Tickets are $55 each and are partially tax-deductible. Please indicate whether you prefer a fish, chicken, or vegetarian entree by selecting the appropriate ticket(s). Tickets can also be purchased by mailing a check to The Open Space Council, P.O. Box 1468, Ballwin, MO 63022 (and be sure to indicate your entree choice). Contact us with questions at 636-451-6090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you there as we celebrate another year of conservation successes in the St. Louis region!
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The Open Space Council
The Open Space Council for the St. Louis Region is a nonprofit organization committed to conserving, protecting and sustaining land and water resources throughout the area, and is dedicated to ensuring their responsible and ethical use. As stewards of nature, we work to maintain the integrity of land and waterways for practical purposes, recreation and their natural beauty, to be enjoyed now and for generations to come.