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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It's That Time Again

  

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 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:

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.

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.

Tuff Trip - Sunday, June 26, 10am. to 3pm.
Meet at the MDC Blanchette Boat Launch on N. 2nd St. in St. Charles, leave your car at the boat launch and ride the shuttle to the Busch Greenway Trail head. Then bike the Busch Greenway and the Katy Trail to the Weldon Springs boat launch.  Then paddle the Missouri River from the MDC Weldon Springs boat launch to the MDC Blanchette Boat Launch and your car in St Charles. Recommended for fit adult participants. Bring your bag lunch and drink.

Columbia Bottom Exploration - Sunday, July 31, 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 - 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.

***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


Big Muddy Speaker Series

"Lower Missouri River Watershed

Getting things Rollin' on the River!

Presentation by Tracy Haag, St. Louis Region Watershed Coordinator at Missouri Department of Natural Resources

When: Wednesday, July, 13, 7pm, Social hour at 6pm
Where: Big A's On the Riverfront, 308 N. Main St., St. Charles, Mo

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources works to ensure the state's water bodies are healthy for a variety of uses, such as swimming and fishing.  The department has made significant improvements to our state's water quality.  We protect Missouri's water resources by permitting and inspecting potential sources of pollution, at facilities throughout the state.   We issue permits to regulate wastewater treatment plants, factories and storm water to reduce the impact of pollutants.  We sample streams, lakes and wetlands to determine the health of Missouri's surface waters.  We've come a long way cleaning up point source pollution and providing funding to cleaning up non-point source pollution.  But it takes more than just government to truly protect the state resources, like water.  Future improvements will require a new approach - one that looks at the whole watershed and all the potential sources of water pollution.  It takes working with other stakeholders within the watershed, it takes working with other agencies, local government, municipalities, counties, and of course, residents.  Tracy Haag will present information regarding the department's state-wide Our Missouri Waters effort and more specifically the department's watershed focus on the Lower Missouri Watershed.

For more info. . . 

Presentation is FREE and open to the public!

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Appearing SOON ! ! !

August 10
- James Fish from University of Missouri St. Louis speaking about "Large River Ecology and Riparian Benefits/Conservation"

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

Register here.


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