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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

"Discussions on Proposed Missouri River Floodplain Development

in St. Louis Co. Creve Coeur Park "

Presentation by Charles Bell, Herb Huebner, Karen Meyers and other speakers

When:  Wednesday, August 9 2017, 7:00pm Social hour 6:00pm 

Where: Big A's on the Riverfront308 N. Main St., St. Charles, Mo 63301 

Speakers from organizations opposed to a ice hockey complex project being located in Creve Coeur Park will talk about the proposal. Join us to learn more about the proposal and how to contact your elected officials and other government agencies to urge them to oppose the Creve Coeur Park site for the proposed ice hockey rinks. 

Overview of the proposed St Louis County hockey facility in Creve Coeur Park and the negative effects it would cause to the park by architect Charles Bell, AIA CSI LEED President

Presentation on the proposed St Louis County hockey facility on forty acres in Creve Coeur Park. Site maps and drawings of the  large facility and the 1,400 parking spaces will be available to view. 

New nature area for Creve Coeur Park
Discussions on better land use for the proposed hockey facility construction site.

How can you help protect St. Louis Co.Creve Coeur Park
Discussions on an ongoing petition opposing the hockey facility being located in Creve Coeur Park and other ways to express your opinions on the proposal.

Greenway Network is opposed to the use of St Louis County Creve Coeur Park as a site for the construction of  a 40 acre indoor skating rinks and the large parking lots for the proposed facility. Creve Coeur Park is heavy used for hiking, biking, paddling and other outdoor activities and is already overcrowded on many weekends. The addition of a indoor ice facility will overburden Creve Coeur Park infrastructure and distract from it's natural beauty. The introduction of impermeable surfaces such as a large roof and the necessary parking lots for a facility of this magnitude will degrade water quality in the nearby Creve Coeur Lake and add to the the present storm water problems in the area. The addition of an indoor ice facility will be a disruption to the fragile Park ecosystem and will displace present park users.  We have seen in the past few years that our levees can fail and the cost to the public to repair this facility located in a floodplain in the event of a Chesterfield like levee failure is an irresponsible use of tax payer dollars. This particularly true when there are many sites and existing facilities not located in floodplains or parks available. We support a project to engage our youth in hockey sports and give the Blues a practice facility, but not in our park and not in a floodplain.

Presentation is FREE and open to the public.

For more INFO . . .


River Soundings

  

 River Soundings is going quarterly! 

The rivers conference is organized by Greenway Network and supported by Missouri Coalition for the Environment, Missouri Sierra Club and Great Rivers Habitat Alliance.  New sponsors have urged us to expand the event to help address the need for better floodplain management in our region.


Race for Rivers

SAVE THE DATE - August 26, 2017

Canoe, Kayak & SUP Races
Bike Rides, Music,
Food and Fun!
 
The Race . . . The Ride . . .  The Festival
Join us as participants make their way from Washington or Weldon Spring
to historic Frontier Park in downtown St. Charles, MO.

For our 11th year of celebrations, we are honored to feature BASS PRO SHOPS at our festival! They will be adding to the fun with their Outdoor Days event, which is a celebration of education through outdoor adventures, the learning of outdoor skills, and the conservation advocacy of our natural resources and wildlife.

Whether you are a new or expert outdoorsman, you can enjoy a wide variety of outdoor exploration opportunities and activities for all ages, backgrounds, and areas of interest!

  ART on the River

Art on the River at the 11th Annual Race for the Rivers Festival  takes place in Frontier Park, St Charles, MO. The Festival runs from 11 am - 5 pm on Saturday August 26.

This is a handmade only show. All spaces are 10x10. Fee for each space is $50. There is limited access to electricity (additional $25). Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable jury fee of $10.

Notification of acceptance will be made by email on or before July 5. For more information check RacefortheRivers.org or email GreenwayNetwork@gmail.com.

There will be a $100 prize for the booth/product/process that best represent Greenway Network's core mission of conservation of natural resources.


Cooperative Stream Investigation Project Plan

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

and

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!


 

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. 


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

WE ARE DONE!!

THANKS TO ALL OUR GREAT VOLUNTEERS, WE HAVE MARKED 9,000 DRAINS IN ST. CHARLES COUNTY

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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