In November 2012, Karen Nickel started the West Lake Landfill Facebook group. The goal was to educate the community about the potential hazards and health risks surrounding the West Lake Landfill. Shortly after, Karen met Dawn Chapman and Beth Strohmeyer who jumped on board. Together, they founded the non-profit organization, Just Moms STL in March of 2013.
Bloomberg Business Week
by Susan Berfield
2018 Whistle Blowers Award
The main award went to Dawn Chapman and Karen Nickel, co-founders of #Just Moms, a group campaigning for the cleanup of the West Lake Landfill. Longtime environmental activist Kay Drey presented the award.
Missouri House of Representatives Resolution
Signed by Missouri Speaker of the House Timothy W. Jones
March 12, 2014
R. Roger Pryor Citizen Activist Award
from Missouri Coalition for the Environment
Commemorative National Day of Remembrance for
Replica Lapel Pin presented to Just Moms STL
October 30, 2013