Your Environment, Your Future

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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 Spring Planting

at Jones Confluence State Park

Come out and celebrate Spring at Jones Confluence State Park by helping plant 2,000 plants in the park to diversify the plant species there. Join park staff this month on Saturday April 22 at 9:00am to 1:00pm, Sunday April 30 at 9:00am to 12:00pm or 12:00 to 3:00pm on one of my favorite work projects of the year.

This is a no frills volunteer work event, no T shirt, no lunch, just a day in the field doing some good work with some good people. We will meet at the USACE Riverlands parking lot at 9:00am on the work dates and drive to the park from there. Please bring your water bottle, gloves,hat and work shoes. There will be shovels, but if you want to bring your favorite shovel you are welcomed to. You are welcome to bring friends and family, No registration is necessary, but if you are going to join us an email to me would help us make plans for the work. You can email Greg at gregpoleski@yahoo.com.

If the work crew is hungry after all the work, I would suggest we head to the Old Bakery in Alton for lunch.

Its hard times for our parks these days and this park needs your help! Greg Poleski, Greenway Network Inc.


CALLING ALL SAFETY BOATS!!!!

RACE FOR THE RIVERS

AUGUST 26, 2017

PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING:

1. We need Safety Boats to accompany our paddlers as they race from Washington, MO to Frontier park in St. Charles. 

2. We need Safety Boats to accompany our paddlers as they race from Weldon Spring boat ramp, MO to Frontier park in St. Charles.

If you can help, please contact Larry Ruff, 636-498-0772 or 636-734-6330. 


 Ride the River with a Ranger

Learn how to float with the experts 

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO – Join the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department for two exciting river adventures this year; one on the mighty Mississippi River and another on the Missouri River.
 
Ride the River with a Ranger, a new program led by St. Charles County Park Rangers, teaches guests ages 12 and older how to safely canoe down the river. These guided river excursions are perfect for individuals, groups, scouts and organizations.
 
Register for one float trip or sign-up for both! On Saturday, April 29, ride the Mississippi River from Hideaway Harbor Park near Portage de Sioux to West Alton, and on Saturday, May 13, float the Missouri River from Klondike Park near Augusta to St. Charles. All floats begin at 10 a.m. and last into the afternoon. Lunch and transportation back to the park is provided with each reservation. Prior to floating, participants must attend a mandatory training seminar from 10 a.m. – noon on April 15 at Broemmelsiek Park near Defiance.
 
Pre-registration is required and the program cost is $100 per person for each adventure. To reserve a seat, call the Parks Department at 636-795-1137 or visit www.stccparks.org. Participants will be assigned a seat in a two man canoe or a group canoe that holds 10 guests.

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  2017 Recycling Events

As a part of our ongoing stream clean and recycling programming we are compiling a list of organizations who will be doing recycling events in 2017 to be posted, on our calendar and website as a reference for the public to use. Events to be posted include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Paper shredding events
  • Electronic Recycling events
  • Medication recycling events
  • Liquid/Solid Chemical (pesticide, automotive, home use) recycling events

If your organization is planning on providing this service to the public in 2017, and would like the event to be posted on our website, please let us know the following: Date, Times, Website or registration link, Items accepted and Costs to the public, if any.

We will do our best to include all appropriate events on our page and will include links to the page and when possible links to your website in our social media and newsletters. 

If you have questions please email: greenwaynetwork@gmail.com


Volunteer with Greenway in 2017

We are planning for another busy year.  If you would like to get involved in planning Confluence Trash Bash (March 18), Mission: Clean Stream/GM Earth Day/Run for the Rivers (April 1), 17th Annual Dardenne Creek Monitoring Days, Race for the Rivers, National Public Lands Day.... let us know.  We'd love to have you join the team.  You can email us at greenwaynetwork@gmail.com, call us at (636) 498-0772 or contact us online.


 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

Register here.

 

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