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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

"An Adaptive Management Plan for the Missouri River  --  What could possibly go wrong?"

Presentation by Tom Bell, Sierra Club Missouri River Grassroots Network

When: January 11, 2017, Social hour at 6 p.m, Presentation at 7 p.m.

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

Tom Ball, a lifetime member of the Sierra Club, has spent the last five years studying the US Army Corps of Engineers efforts to restore endangered species on the Missouri River.  He may be able to help us better understand some of the content and to frame questions by knowing what has already been asked and answered. What could you possibly want to know? Bring your questions.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on a revised management plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Missouri River Recovery Program, intended to help the recovery of three endangered species – the pallid sturgeon, the piping plover and the interior least tern.

This massive document, which provides alternatives to Missouri River management in order to comply with the Endangered Species Act, was released in December, along with a schedule of public meetings and a public comment period that ends February 24. The proposed plan utilizes Adaptive Management to allow managers to more quickly adopt changes based on what the latest science reveals.

Given the complexity and sheer volume of data to be absorbed for the public to be able to make an informed comment, this edition of the Big Muddy Speaker series will be devoted to exploring the scale and scope of the DEIS, and drilling down into some of the data. What are the risks of Adaptive Management to the Human Environment? Are they being adequately addressed in the study? Will these efforts have a positive effect for the present or future listed endangered species?

The Corps will be hosting public Open House informational meetings in various cities 

For More Information . . .

Presentation is FREE and open to the public!

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Coming in 2017 ! ! !

Feb  8 2017    Jodi Devonshire  “Bird and migration patterns on the Mississippi Flyway”
Mar  8 2017    Roland Biehl  Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD)  “Phase 2 improvements to St. Louis mixed sewer and stormwater to improve water quality of river systems”
Apr 12 2017    Larry Lazar “Climate extremes and a warming planet's impact on droughts and flooding of our river systems”

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
  • 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 Network 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), Dardenne 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

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