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missouri

23 petitions

Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to National Park Service - LWCF Division

Save Creve Coeur Lake Park

Imagine 40 acres of Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park converted to a concrete and steel complex operated by private interests for professional sports franchises, colleges and hockey enthusiasts. That is the current proposal for parkland adjacent to Sailboat Cove and the big lake. We support hockey and facilities for its practice, but this project does not belong in this public park. Sign this petition and say no to converting 40 acres of your parkland to a 250,000 square foot, 4,500 seat multi-story hockey complex with 1,000+ parking spaces. With over 1 million users annually, Creve Coeur Park is a precious gem for our region. We love it because it is a quiet space to enjoy the water, birds, trees, and natural environment. We use it for biking, birding, running, and boating. Converting 40 acres of Creve Coeur Lake Park to an indoor sports complex will only increase noise, light, traffic, and obstruct the views for those currently using the park. Neither the public in general nor the County taxpayers specifically were given a chance to vote on this giveaway of public park land. Sign this petition and show your elected officials and the park department that you don’t want this facility in Creve Coeur Lake Park. Flooding is a problem inside Creve Coeur Park. Twice in just the last 18 months, major portions of the Park have been under water, including the proposed site and Marine Avenue, the road that will be used to access the complex. Developers promise they can elevate the buildings above future floods, but the fill required will only displace more water leading to increased flooding in other areas of the park. Sign this petition and say YES to Creve Coeur Park and NO to the proposal to convert 40 acres of public parkland to an indoor sports complex. If you love Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park the way it is, speak up!   Are you a park user?  Please use this form  to submit comments on the proposed St. Louis Ice Center, to be built in Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park.  Be specific about how you use the park (biking, walking, sailing, etc.) and your concerns about the proposed development.

Creve Coeur Park Coalition
17,743 supporters
Update posted 8 months ago

Petition to Missouri Governor, Missouri State House, Missouri State Senate, Eric Greitens, Ann Wagner, Lacy Clay, Blaine Luetkemeyer, Vicky Hartzler, Emanuel Cleaver, Sam Graves, Billy Long, Jason Smith, Roy Blunt

Increase The Penalties For Missouri Poachers

Harsher Penalties Are A MUST For Missouri Poachers We would like start by sharing two recent Missouri poaching cases:(1) December 2015, a bull elk was shot in the head and killed on the banks of the Current River in Shannon County, the top of the skull and antlers were removed with a chainsaw; the rest of the carcass was left behind and intact. The penalties for such a crime, which are rarely enforced, would be a $1,000 fine and jail time. Compared to Utah, this fine would be $8,000. (2) Earlier this year a Jefferson County man (Chris Keown) pleaded guilty and was fined a mere $99.50 for poaching a black bear that wondered near his home. A small punishment, especially since he’s had run-ins with game officials in the past. If he had fought the ticket and gone to trial, he could have faced up to $1,000 in fines and up to a year in jail. According to Larry Yamnitz, Protection Division Chief with the Missouri Department of Conservation, “We don’t have a criminal forfeiture law for property involved in wildlife cases.” This needs to change. Representative Linda Black understands the importance of higher penalties and is on the right track with her bill: HB 1971 “1. In addition to the penalties provided in section 252.040, any person convicted of chasing, pursuing, taking, transporting, killing, processing, or disposing of wildlife in violation of methods, seasons, and limits as defined and permitted by commission rules and regulations may be required to provide restitution to the state in an amount as follows: (a) $750 for each wild turkey; (b) $1,500 for each white-tailed deer; and (c) $3,500 for each black bear or elk. 2. Moneys collected under this section shall be transferred to the state school moneys fund as established in section 166.051 and distributed to the public schools of this state in the manner provided in section 163.031.” We, Missouri residents and non-residents, demand that our state take the illegal harvesting of wildlife more seriously… We demand that repeat offenders are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. We demand that felony charges are appropriate for repeat offenders.   We demand the forfeiture of property including: (1) whatever means of transportation/vehicle (truck, atv, boat, etc.) the poacher used to arrive at their location. (2) weapons (firearms, bows, traps, knifes) and ammunition. (3) all gear used during the crime - packs, blinds, scopes, tree stands, coolers, clothing/footwear, decoys, calls, lights, tools/equipment, etc. These confiscated items would be auctioned/sold, moneys would be distributed to the public schools.  A slap on the wrist and a small fine is no longer acceptable, these puny penalties and possible loss (or short term loss) of hunting privileges are meaningless to poachers. It’s time to step it up Missouri! 

Live Love Hunt, llc
8,994 supporters