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.

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Save Creve Coeur Lake Park

Click here to sign the petition!

This is an important issue relating to flood plain management and development.  Greenway Network is not opposed to building this facility in the St Louis region.  We are opposed to using park land dedicated to outdoor activities in a flood plain to build it. 


Prairie Trail for Creve Coeur Park

When: Tuesday,  July 11 2017 6pm or 7pm

Where: Tremayne Shelter in Creve Coeur Park

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 hockey facility with four rinks with 1,500 parking spaces. There is presently heavy construction equipment staged at the park site for this project less then two months since the only poorly publicized public meeting on the proposal and before approval for the project has been given by the National Parks Service which funded the purchase of the parkland. 

Creve Coeur Park is heavy used for hiking, biking, paddling and other outdoor activities and is overcrowded on many weekends. There is
a large outdoor soccer complex being built in the park and the addition of an 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 displace present park users
. 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.

We invite you to join Greenway Network and friends to hear speakers discuss the proposed construction and then walk to the proposed skating facility construction site to learn more about the proposal. Also you can learn 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.

There will also be an opportunity look at draft plans for a trail through the twenty acre
prairie and a tree walk among many 100 year old trees on the proposed construction site.

The half hour walk on July 11 is free and will start at 7:00pm.
at the Tremayne Shelter in Creve Coeur Park  Bring some food and join us for a picnic and discussions at 6:00pm.

Please invite other people who would be interested in learning about this proposed project.

For more information contact Greg Poleski at gregpoleski@yahoo.com

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!


Big Muddy Speaker Series

 

"Our Future? – A Vision for a

Land, Water, and Economic Ethic in the

Upper Mississippi River Basin"

Presentation by Brad Walker, Missouri Coalition for the Environment

When:  Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 7:00pm Social hour 6:00pm 

Brad Walker will discuss the “Our Future” Sustainability Report co-written by Missouri Coalition for the Environment on the Upper Mississippi River Valley.

Presentation is FREE and open to the public!

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


 

 

 

ART on the River
 
Saturday, August 26, 2017

art-show.jpg Thank you for your interest in Art on the Rivers at the 11th Annual Race for the Rivers Festival. The event 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.

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