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.
2016 Parks, Soils and Water Sales Tax Renewal
Let's Keep a Good Thing Going
Great Rivers National Public Lands Day, part of a nationwide public service day will be held on Saturday, September 24th 2016 starting at 8:30am at Riverlands Bird Sanctuary, 301 Riverlands Way, West Alton, Mo.
After meeting at Riverlands volunteers may choose from several work site options on public lands at the confluence of two of our county's great rivers, the Mississippi and Missouri. The USACE Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Jones Confluence State Park, and the West Alton trail will be the sites of this effort to enhance our public lands.
The service day will include trash cleanups, plantings, and trail work. All necessary equipment for the cleanup will be supplied. A T-shirt or water bottle and a free National Parks pass will be given to all volunteers. There will be a free lunch for volunteers, followed by opportunities to hike on your public lands at the Confluence.
Your help is important to improve our public lands, so please join us on National Public Lands Day. REGISTER HERE!
This event is supported by Great Rivers Greenways, Audubon Center at Riverlands, US Army Corp of Engineers Riverlands, Missouri Dept. of Natural Resource Jones Confluence State Park and Greenway Network.
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.
Columbia Bottom Exploration - Sunday, October 2, 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.
Big Muddy Speaker Series
"The Early History of Steamboats on the Missouri River"
This painting was done by Karl Bodmer on a trip up the
Missouri River on the steamboat Yellowstone in 1833.
Presentation by Historian Barbara Giles
When: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 7:00 p.m. Social hour at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Big A’s Restaurant (in the back room)
308 N Main St. – St Charles, MO
Barbara Giles is a retired molecular biologist whose interest in early Missouri River history turned into an obsession of sorts when she discovered that one of her ancestors was famous Missouri River steamboat pilot Joseph M. LaBarge. Her and her husband Roger now own and operate a steel-hulled sternwheel paddleboat named the “Joseph M. LaBarge” which is moored at Cooper’s Landing in Boone County. Her alternate title for this presentation is: “Lessons Learned from My LaBarges: the Captain and the Sternwheeler”.
The Missouri River was never kind to steamboats, but for several decades the river served as a highway to the west, with steamboats being the main conduit of settlers and supplies for the western expansion. From the intricate and evolving design of these impossible river crafts to the stories of the people that transformed this dangerous journey up the Missouri River into a phenomena of western movement and shipping, Barbara Giles will share her research into the development of steamboat travel on the Big Muddy.
Presentation is FREE and open to the public!
River Ring Honeysuckle Bash
WHEN: Saturday, October 15, 2016, 9:00am
WHERE: Blanchette Park, 1900 W Randolph St, Saint Charles, MO 63301
Greenway Network, in cooperation with public land managers, conservation groups, civic organizations and local communities with support from Great Rivers Greenway [Honeysuckle Bash Team] will be holding a "Honeysuckle Bash".
Fall Dardenne Creek Monitoring
Contact Larry Ruff at email@example.com
River Soundings Symposium
River Soundings is a free educational event featuring discussions on the conservation of our rivers. Water management for wildlife and conservation education opportunities in the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers confluence will be this year's subjects with speakers from the Audubon Society, the US Army Corp of Engineers and US Fish and Wildlife Service .
Sandwiches and chips will be provided for a picnic lunch at 12:00pm at the Audubon Center, followed by a field trip starting at 12:30pm until 3:00pm.
On the field trip we will walk the Audubon Center grounds to discuss the wetlands demonstration project and other educational opportunities there. Then we will visit some of the interesting water features in the USACE Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, then on to the USFW Big Muddy Refuge's Cora Island Unit to see the backwater habitation restoration there. We will be renting a large van for the field trip.
River Soundings is free of charge thanks to support from Greenway Network and the Sierra Club and the speakers that have donated their time for this event. This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
For speaker lineup and registration visit our website.
Save the Date for 2017
Confluence Trash Bash - March 18, 2017
Mission:Clean Stream/GM Earth Day - April 1, 2017
(includes Run for the Rivers)
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.
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
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