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.
River Ring Honeysuckle Bash
Saturday, October 17, 2015 8:20am at various locations
On October 17, 2015 Greenway Networkwill be holding a "Honeysuckle Bash" in cooperation with public land managers, conservation groups such as the Sierra Club and the Audubon Society, civic organizations and local communities, and with support from the Great Rivers Greenway Honeysuckle Bash Team. The event will be an invasive honeysuckle removal day on multiple sites on the River Ring and other public lands in our community. This non-native plant is taking over many of our park and trails and pushing out our native plants creating an ecological disaster. Asian Honeysuckle Bush is a problem here in Missouri similar to the Kudzu problem in the southeastern US. The beauty of our forest floors, walkways and even backyards is being choked out by this pernicious invasive plant species.
- Centennial Greenway (meet at 1630 Heritage Landing) map
- Boschert Trail in St. Charles (meet at Blanchette Park Pavilion 3) map
- Creve Coeur County Park (Please meet just east of the Forest ReLeaf Nursery at 2194 Creve Coeur Mill Road, St. Louis, MO 63146. Drive past the barricade and slowly and carefully along the paved trail. Continue through the traffic circle and park on the gravel next to the path.) map
- Dardenne Prairie (Meet at parking lot adjacent to Barathaven Lake. Entrance is Barathaven Dr just east of intersection of Barathaven Dr and Henning Rd) map
At noon meet us at the Heritage Museum, 1630 Heritage Landing, Saint Peters, MO 63303 for lunch:
Bandana's BBQ and sides
Home Brew Beer for the over 21 crowd
Water and Soft Drinks
Music by Seldom Fed Five
We look forward to working with you on the "River Ring Honeysuckle Bash.
BIG MUDDY SPEAKER SERIES
"An Adaptive Management Plan for the Missouri River--What might it mean?"
Presentation by Thomas Ball, Sierra Club Missouri River Grassroots Network
When:Wednesday, October 14, 6:30pm
Where:Big A's on the Riverfront
308 N Main St, St Charles, MO
The US Army Corps of Engineers manages Missouri River flows via a complex set of rules and laws designed to maximize benefits and reduce harms for 8 Congressional authorized purposes: irrigation, water supply, water quality, hydro power, navigation, flood control, recreation, fish & wildlife. Operations and management of the six main-stem dams and the Bank Stabilization & Navigation Program dykes and levees have caused serious reductions of habitat for animal communities. 57 of the 61 native fish species originally found in the Missouri River are now rare or in decline, and there are biological opinions and recovery plans for 3 federally listed species: pallid sturgeon, least terns and piping plovers.
The Corps is obligated to correct agency actions that jeopardize continued existence for these threatened and endangered species. The 2003 amended biological opinion called for creation of an Adaptive Management Plan, and the Corps is now preparing an Environmental Impact Study (EIS) that examines alterations of flow for the production and maintenance of Emergent Sandbar and Shallow Water Habitats within constraints specified by the needs of the other authorized purposes. The draft EIS is expected for public comment in spring or summer of 2017.While the details are still being written, some of the actions being considered are now known.Come hear a Sierra Club member discuss Adaptive Management of the Missouri River and answer questions about the Missouri River Recovery Program. What could possibly go wrong? What is the Corps doing about it? Bring your questions.
For best information about the Missouri River Recovery Program, visit http://moriverrecovery.usace.army.mil/mrrp/f?p=136:1:0
Come out early for a free Paddle trip with Big Muddy Adventures!
Meet by the river behind Big A's at 4:30. You'll be back by 6 p.m. Join expert Missouri River guide Mike Clark of Big Muddy Adventures before the presentation for a up and downstream paddle through downtown St. Charles on the Junebug canoe.
Space is limited - PLEASE REGISTER on the Greenway Network website
Due to unforseen circumstances, the Wild and Scenic Film Festival that was scheduled for October 7 has been postponed. When we have set a new date, we will update you. Thank you for your patience.
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Join the Confluence Conservation Crew
Volunteers are needed 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.
Crew 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.
Crew leaders are needed to help coordinate service projects. Pledge to support five volunteer events and you are eligible to be a crew leader and receive special recognition.
Single day volunteers are welcome too and make up the majority of our volunteers! The work is sometimes rewarding and enjoyable and sometimes wet and muddy, but always worthwhile. To register for the monthly trail maintenance/clean-up at Riverlands, click here.
Storm Drain Marking
Pick up supplies and maps at our office and mark the storm drains on your schedule at your convenience.
215 Indacom Drive
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