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Friends of Hawn supports Operation Sand in its efforts behind House Bill 982

In summary, if enacted, this bill will: Require that an applicant demonstrates that the property lines of the mine plan area shall be located at least two thousand six hundred forty feet or one-half of a mile from: –  The defined incorporated limits of any city, town, or village. –  Any school or property owned […]

Missouri Parks Association’s ADVOCACY DAY

Hi Friends! Missouri Parks Association is a good Friend of Hawn and all state parks! Here is your chance to let our elected officials how important our park are to us! Join us at the State Capitol in Jefferson City on March 1, 2023, for Missouri Parks Association’s ADVOCACY DAY. Together, we will activate our voices […]

Environmental Groups Challenge Nexgen Silica Sand Mine Water Permit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ste. Genevieve, MO – On Thursday January 26, 2023, a coalition of environmental groups including Sierra Club, Friends of Hawn, and Operation Sand joined forces to challenge a water permit issued by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to Nexgen Silica, LLC for the proposed sand mining facility to be located in […]

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