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Greenway Network is a grassroots volunteer based organization. Our mission is to conserve natural resources, encourage sound management of the watersheds and protect the quality of life for the residents of the greater St. Louis area.

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It's That Time Again

August 27,2016

It's time to begin thinking about RACE FOR THE RIVERS and RIDE FOR THE RIVERS again!

Whether you’re an avid paddler looking to get in on a competitive river race, or simply in search of laid-back family fun,  Race for the Rivers 2016 is the event you’ve been searching for! With water education, restoration and recreation as the focus, The Greenway Network is set to stage their tenth annual Missouri River paddling event on on August 27, 2016.

Greenway Network is thrilled to welcome the folks from Bass Pro Shops to the Race for the Rivers Festival. You will be able to try out Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, and Canoeing in a 15,000 Gallon Ascend Pool that they are bringing. It is going to be a BLAST!!!

Back again this year, Ride for the Rivers offers yet another way to join in the fun! Riders are invited to cheer on the paddlers in a self-paced trek along the Katy Trail. Participants can enjoy a 35 mile ride from Washington, MO to the festival.

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Greenway Network is collaborating with Craft Monster this year to produce ART ON THE RIVERS, a greatly enhanced and expanded event.  As always, The Festival is open to any and all who are interested in good food, great music and more information about how to encourage and enjoy healthy rivers. All tax deductible pledges will go to support Greenway Network's various clean water initiatives.  You can learn about Craft Monster at:

If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please click here.


 Great Rivers Paddle & Pedal Series 2016

Join us for adventures on our great rivers and trails! Enjoy a day outdoors with canoes and bikes provided. Rain or shine the trips will be held. Bring your rain gear, hat, sunglasses, sun screen, water bottle and tough shoes. Bring your picnic lunch on all trips, except the National Trails Day Pedal and Paddle and the Wine Country fund raising event.

The events listed below cost $15.00 per person and REGISTRATION is required.

***Special fund raising event for Greenway Network***

Wine Country Pedal & Paddle - Saturday, August 6, 10am.
Weldon Springs to Klondike Quarry. Come join us on this fund raising event for Greenway Network. Bike the Katy Trail in the morning and paddle on the Missouri River Water Trail. Gourmet lunch on a sand bar included. $75.00 per person

Columbia Bottom Exploration - Sunday, September 18, 10am. to 3pm.
Meet at the MDC Columbia Bottom Conservation Area Boat Launch. Start and finish in MDC Columbia Bottom Conservation Area. Paddle to the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers and eat your picnic lunch [bring your own please]. Then bike though Columbia Bottom Conservation Area. Family friendly trip. Bring your bag lunch.

Columbia Bottom Exploration - Saturday, October 1, 10am. to 3pm.
Meet at the MDC Columbia Bottom Conservation Area Boat Launch. Start and finish in MDC Columbia Bottom Conservation Area. Paddle to the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers and eat your picnic lunch [bring your own please]. Then bike though Columbia Bottom Conservation Area. Family friendly trip. Bring your bag lunch.

 


Big Muddy Speaker Series

"Thinking Like A River Valley: Riparian Area Conservation in an Ecological Civilization"

Presentation by Jay Fish, Great Rivers Ecology Instructor and Director of Campus Honors Environmental Research Program at University of Missouri – St. Louis

When: Wednesday, August 10, 7pm, Social hour at 6pm
Where: Big A's On the Riverfront, 308 N. Main St., St. Charles, Mo

In a recent evaluation of the Missouri River Basin, the watershed received a C on its report card.  The good news is that its riparian area ecosystems got a C+; but America’s Watershed Initiative indicated that the Missouri River Basin and its riparian ecosystems are facing significant challenges as we move forward toward a healthy river system that harmoniously serves people, communities, wild nature.

Jay Fish, Director of the Campus Honors Environmental Research Project (CHERP) at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, will join us for a deeper look at how we can take on this challenge and the roles we can play as watershed citizens.

The great work of changing from an industrial civilization along our great rivers to an emerging Ecological Civilization will not be accomplished by professional ecologists, river managers, or conservation agency resource managers.  The great task of bringing about an ecological civilization will need to engage a much broader section of American society.

A first task for river advocacy networks is to help people think like a river valley and develop Aldo Leopold’s ecological consciousness.  The ability to think like a river valley will enable citizen ecologists to effectively work with river managers and natural resource professionals to image how people, human communities, migrating birds, sturgeon populations, and wild ecosystems can live creatively, dynamically, and harmoniously in the Missouri River Basin.

For more info . . .

Presentation is FREE and open to the public!

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Appearing SOON ! ! !

October 12
- Barbara Gile, descendant of famous Missouri River steamboat pilot Joseph M. LaBarge presenting "The Early History of Steamboats on the Missouri River


Join a Greenway Network Conservation Team

Volunteers are needed for picking up trash, planting, removing invasive plants and doing other needed work on public lands and to help at events such as Earth Day, National Public Lands Day, Mission:Clean Stream, Confluence Trash Bash and Race for the Rivers. Service days will be held at many sites, including Riverlands,in West Alton, Riverwoods in Bridgeton and many local parks near you.

Team members are asked to pledge to support three service events this summer. Members will receive gloves, a water bottle, and a t-shirt at their first volunteer event.

Team leaders are needed to help coordinate service projects. Team leaders will receive special training to support events. Pledge to support five volunteer events and you are eligible to be a team leader and receive special recognition.

Single day volunteers are welcome and make up the majority of our volunteers! The work is rewarding, enjoyable, sometimes wet and muddy, but always worthwhile. Look for volunteer opportunities on our website or to join Greenway Network Conservation Team's monthly work party at the Riverlands area in West Alton, Mo.

To join a Conservation Team, click here.

To register for monthly volunteer work days at Riverlands, click here.


Storm Drain Marking

 Volunteer Opportunity!

Pick up supplies and maps at our office and mark the storm drains on your schedule at your convenience.

215 Indacom Drive
St Peters, Mo 63376

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