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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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Big Muddy Speaker Series

"Missouri Stream Teams -

From the Great River Confluence to Creeks Across Missouri"

Presentation by Brian Waldrop, Chris Riggert and Larry Ruff

WHEN: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 7pm Social hour 6pm

WHERE: Big A's on the Riverfront, 208 N. Main St., St. Charles, Mo 63301

The Missouri Stream Team program brings together the expertise and resources of statewide science and conservation agencies with the passion and local knowledge of Missouri's stream-loving public. We'll get the Stream Team story from several river veterans.

St. Louis Stream Team Assistant Brian Waldrop will discuss the Stream Team Program in the St.Louis region, with its unique urban challenges, issues and communities.

Christopher M. Riggert, Stream Team Program Coordinator for the Missouri Department of Conservation will talk about "Changes in the Stream Team Program" at the statewide level.

Local Stream Team Veteran Larry Ruff will share a chronology of his experiences as an active and innovative Missouri Stream Team member. Larry has been on the Board of Directors of Greenway Network since 1999 and is currently serving as Treasurer.

Presentation is FREE and open to the public!

For more INFO . . .


September 23 - 10:00 am til 4:00 pm

Mark your calendar for Pelican Day at the Audubon Center at Riverlands in the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, 301 Riverlands Way, West Alton, Mo.The event is free and will feature Scoop the rescue pelican, speaker canoe trips and wild pelicans on their migration through our region. Greenway Network is a partner for this event.

One of the most anticipated events for birders in the Middle Mississippi Valley is the annual migration of the American White Pelican. During their fall migration south from nesting areas in freshwater lakes in the northern United States and southern  Canada the pelicans arrive in the Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic  Byway region beginning in late September with the last leaving in early November. The American White Pelican is one of our largest and most charismatic birds we see in the sanctuary.  Their large wingspans and graceful flight paired with their strange beaks make them a very striking bird! 

Pelican Days will be a day of fun family-friendly activities all about Pelicans! For more information call 636-899-0090.

Volunteers Needed for

Planting, Trail Building and River Clean Up

Great Rivers National Public Lands Day, part of a nationwide public service day will be held September 30, 2017 starting at 8:30 am. at Riverlands Bird Sanctuary, 301 Riverlands Way, West Alton, Mo.

After meeting at Riverlands volunteers may chose several work site options on public lands at the confluence of two of our county's great rivers, the Mississippi and Missouri. The USACE Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Jones Confluence State Park, and the West Alton trail will be the sites of this effort to enhance our public lands.
The service day will include trash cleanups, plantings, and trail work. All necessary equipment for the cleanup will be supplied.  A  T-shirt or water bottle and a free National Parks pass will be given to all volunteers. There will be a free lunch for volunteers, followed by opportunities to hike on your public lands at the Confluence. 

Honeysuckle Bash - October 7, 2017

Please join us at Blanchette Park, 1900 Randolph  St. Charles, Mo, Pavilion 4 on October 7, 2017 at 9:00 am to help stop this invasion. All tools and instructions to remove the honeysuckle will be provided. Please bring gloves, a water bottle and wear sturdy shoes, long sleeves and long pants to protect from getting poison ivy. 

This event is for ages 12 and up. 

Come help stop this weed from taking over our parks and have some fun too!  You can support Great Rivers National Public Lands Day now by making your volunteer reservations at Greenway Network.

River Soundings - October 14, 2017

River Soundings, a discussion on Living with Rivers will be held at the Learning Lab at the Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center located at 5595 Grand Drive in Forest Park on Saturday Oct.14 2017. The event is free and starts at 12:30 pm. and ends at 3:30 pm

The event is part of a series talks and discussions on river conservation, floodplain and watershed management sponsored by Greenway Network, a Stream Team Association, the Sierra Club and the Great Rivers Habitat Alliance. 
Speakers from the Audubon Center at Riverlands, the Missouri Coalition for the Environment and other will discuss their work.

Cooperative Stream Investigation Project Plan

Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Larry Ruff of Greenway Network, Inc. (Stream Team 463) 


R.M. Wester and Associates, Inc.

Dardenne Creek
St. Charles County
May 2017 – September 2017

Larry Ruff, of Greenway Network, Inc., will be collecting samples of water from sites on Dardenne Creek to be analyzed by R.M. Wester and Associates, Inc. for the presence of E. coli.

The results of the labs test will be reported to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

This is the second year for the project.   Last year the lower Dardenne Creek was tested. This year the middle part of the stream is being examined.

Click here to read the PLAN!

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:

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, 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



If you still have supplies and maps to turn in, please let us know and we'll meet you at our office.

215 Indacom Drive
St Peters, Mo 63376

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