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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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SAVE THE DATE!

RACE FOR THE RIVERS August 25, 2018

Check out Race for the Rivers Web Page for times and activities.

Look for updates on registration and vendor applications very soon.

Scout Leaders - These events provide great opportunities for your troops to participate in community service, making a real difference in our communities.

VISIT THE GREENWAY NETWORK BOOTH AT  THE 

2018 ST. LOUIS EARTH DAY FESTIVAL

APRIL 21-22
FOREST PARK ON THE MUNY GROUNDS
11 AM TO 5 PM DAILY

See us with other local Stream Teams on Earth Day.  Make your very own key chains out of t-shirts.

Big Muddy Speaker Series

"Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge"

When:   Wednesday May 9 @ 7:00pm,  Social hour 6:00pm 

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

We are teaming for the May 9 Big Muddy Speakers Series with Chris Riggert, Mary Culler and Steve Nagle discussing Missouri Stream Teams and the work they do for our river and streams.

Chris is the Stream Team Coordinator for the Missouri Department of Conservation in Jefferson City. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fisheries and Wildlife from the University of Missouri – Columbia and a Master of Arts in Environmental Studies from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. He began his career with the Missouri Department of Conservation in 1992 as a Fisheries Research Aid, working on the catfish project below Truman Dam, then on the Crayfish Crew on the Jacks Fork and Big Piney Rivers. Chris began working with the Stream Services Unit in 1999. From 2007 to early 2017 Chris coordinated the Stream Team’s Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program statewide. As the Stream Team Coordinator, Chris is responsible for coordinating volunteer activities in the St. Louis region, supervising Stream Team Staff, administering the Stream Team budget, and providing oversight for the Stream Team Program.

Mary (Litvan) Culler was hired in February as the new Executive Director of Stream Teams United. Mary is a native of Springfield, Missouri, where she attended Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State) and completed a degree in Biology.She later attended Iowa State University,where she completed a master’s degree and  researched stream fish and macro-invertebrate communities in southwest Iowa.Mary then worked for the state of Missouri for 11years, first with the Missouri Department of Conservation as a Fisheries Management Biologist in Springfield, and more recently as a watershed and community assistance coordinator for the Missouri
Department of Natural Resources’ Northeast Region in Macon.

We will also take time for retiring Steve Nagle who's past positions include Director for the River des Peres Watershed Coalition, President of the Missouri Parks Association, and  President of the St. Louis Open Space Council to talk about his work. Steve is also retired Director of Community Planning at the East-West Gateway Council of Governments.  Prior to that position he worked in California for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management and then worked as the Director of Environmental Resources for the Coachella Valley Association of Governments. He has worked on environmental and natural resource conservation for his entire career.

Please come join us for an evening of discussions on our state's watersheds with some of our state's leaders.

Presentation is FREE and open to the public!


Spring Dardenne Day

18th Annual Dardenne Creek Monitoring Day

Sunday May 6, 2018 7:30AM - 2:30PM

Two times a year Greenway Network members collaborate with Stream Team volunteers and students from local high schools and colleges to sample the entire length of Dardenne Creek in St. Charles County. This semiannual event provides the State of Missouri and interested members of the public with a snapshot picture of the health of the creek. This data allows for planning and can identify areas of concern along the Stream.

Please contact Larry Ruff:  Register at:  https://www.greenwaynetwork.org/projects-issues/bi-annual-dardenne-creek-monitoring-day.php  or email us at greenwaynetwork@gmail.com or call 636-498-0772 to help us with this important and fun event.

Lunch will be provided and begins at 1:00pm


Celebrating 25 Years of Greenway Network

 Looking forward to a great 2018! Share your stories and pictures with us on our Facebook Page.

Join us in the fun and become a member!


Greenway Board Members

Many thanks to Mike Claspille for his service as he transitions off of the board.

 Welcome to new board members Christine Eller and Carrie Hendersen.


Planning Underway for

Race for the Rivers-8/25/2018

We welcome back Bass Pro Outdoor Days. 

Let us know if you would like to be involved in the planning process.  There are a couple committee positions open.  Share your ideas on our R4R FB page.


 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,i n 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. 

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