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.
Save the Date
October 17, 2015
The Great Rivers Paddle and Bike Series 2015
National Trails Day Trip Meet June 6, at 10:00am at Blanchette Landing Boat Launch in St. Charles for this one- hour paddle on the Missouri River Water Trail along the Missouri River Greenway, a one hour bike on the Boschert Greenway, and a one hour trail and river clean up. Limited 25 people. Register here.
Wine Country Trip Meet June 13 at 10:00am at the Katy Trail Head at Weldon Springs Conservation Area, pedal to Klondike Quarry Park, paddle back to Weldon Springs. This beautiful ten-mile ride on the Katy Trail State Park along the Missouri River Greenway and paddle on the Missouri River Water Trail goes through the heart of the Missouri wine country. Limited 25 people. Register here.
Whether you are a novice or an experienced paddler or biker there is an event for you. The events are free and open to the public, except for registration for Race for the Rivers. Click here for more information and registration.
Big Muddy Speaker Series
|Contamination site, cir. 1990’s||Weldon Spring Site restored with 150 acre native prairie|
"Successful Environmental Clean Up
at the Weldon Spring Site"
Presentation by Kevin McCarthy CIT,
Interpretive Center Manager,
Stoller Newport News Nuclear (SN3),
A Subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries
Contractor to the U.S. Department of Energy
Weldon Spring Site Interpretive Center
When: Wednesday, June 10, 6:30pm
Where: Big A's on the Riverfront
308 N Main St, St Charles, MO
The Weldon Spring Site has a unique history connecting to WWII and the Cold War. As a result of site activities during these eras, chemical and radiological contamination occurred leading to a major environmental cleanup effort starting in 1986. Learn about the Weldon Spring Site's complicated past, present long-term surveillance and maintenance program, and future plans for providing educational resources to the surrounding community.
Presentation is FREE and open to the public!
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 sometime rewarding and enjoyable and sometime 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
Greenway will be assisting our friends at the Mississippi River Water Trail Association with
The Firecracker Race,
the Mississippi Challenge
on the 4th of July
The race will occur on the Mississippi River Alton Pool formed by the Mel Price Lock and Dam, located upriver from the city of Saint Louis at the Lincoln Shield access. This section of the Mississippi River is very much like a large lake and the race will occur in an off-channel portion of the river. Racers will navigate a triangular 3 mile loop.
For registration or more information go to //firecrackerrace.org/
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