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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RACE FOR THE RIVERS

August 29, 2015

Frontier Park, St.Charles

The Race

The Ride

The Festival


 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY!

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

 We are looking for respected companies who's product or services would appeal to our projected audience of people interested in conserving our natural resources and out of doors activities to sponsor the Film Festival.

Sponsoring the Wild and Scenic Film Festival presents a special opportunity for your company to demonstrate your commitment to our community and the environment and to out reach to potential customers. Your sponsorship will help Greenway Network work to conserve our natural resources, encourage sound management of our watersheds and protect the quality of life for our citizens.

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

$2,000 One Gold Patron will receive naming rights to the film festival, brand logo and recognition on programs and advertising, signage at the event.
$1,000 Two Silver Patrons will receive brand logo and recognition on programs ,advertising signage at the event, 6 VIP packages
$100 Green Patrons will receive recognition on programs and 2 VIP packages, including special seating, Festival T shirt, Greenway Network water bottle

We hope your company can join Greenway Network in presenting the Wild and Scenic Film Festival to St. Louis's outdoor sports and conservation communities to St. Louis,  This fun and interesting  event will promote your company and help us promote clean water and greenways. Please contact Greg at 314 402 5233 or gregpoleski@yahoo.com if you interested in this opportunity.


15th Annual Dardenne Creek MonitoringDay

 

When: Sunday, September 13, 2015


Where: where ever a road crosses the creek

We'll even throw in a free lunch!!

To register or get more information visit click here.


BIG MUDDY SPEAKER SERIES

"Can Anyone Explain to Me Why We Subsidize Barges?"

Presentation by Brad Walker, Rivers Director for
Missouri Coalition for the Environment

When:    Wednesday, September 9, 6:30pm
Where:   Big A's on the Riverfront 
            308 N Main St, St Charles, MO

Prior to his work in the conservation and environmental sector Brad Walker worked for over 20 years in the construction industry, primarily performing construction management for large wastewater treatment plants in the western US.

Brad will provide background on the Inland Waterways System (IWS), explore what is the public benefit of the IWS, reveal what has been the environmental impact of the IWS, and finally compare these costs and benefits of barge transport with its major competitor – rail.

Presentation is FREE and open to the public!

For more info about this presentation. . . 

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Come out early for a free Paddle trip with  Big Muddy Adventures! 

Meet by the river behind Big A's at 4:30. You'll be back by 6 p.m. Join expert Missouri River guide Mike Clark of Big Muddy Adventures before the presentation for a up and downstream paddle through downtown St. Charles on the Junebug canoe.

Space is limited - PLEASE REGISTER on the Greenway Network website


RIVER SOUNDINGS 2015

Greenway Network's annual watershed conservation conference


WHEN:  September 12, 2015 8:30 a. m

WHERE: Audubon Center
               200 Riverlands Way
               West Alton, MO


Speakers for this year's River Soundings are Col. Mitchell, USACE St. Louis District Commander , David Lobbig Missouri History Museum, Mike Clark, Big Muddy Adventures , John Ruskey Quapaw Canoe Company , Kimbery Rea ,USACE,  Joan Twillman, Mississippi River Water Trail Association. 

The talks will include Col. Mitchell's comments, an overview of the history of the confluence, reports on the Mississippi River Water Trail, and views from the rivers from two master river paddlers.

Field trips in the afternoon include either a voyager canoe paddle trip with Big Muddy Adventures or a nature walk sponsored by the Audubon Center.

Information on recreation in the confluence area including hiking, biking, bird watching, boating, fishing and hunting will be available.

The conference is free and open to the public. For the latest  information and registration click here.

Volunteers Needed for Planting, Trail Building and

River Clean up

 Saturday, September 26, 8:30am. at Riverlands Bird Sanctuary

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.

Register here!


River Ring Honeysuckle Bash

Volunteer Call

On Oct. 17, 2015 at 9:00am 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". The event will be an invasive honeysuckle removal day on multiple sites on the River Ring and other public lands in our community. This nonnative plant is taking over many of our park and trails and pushing out our native understory plants creating a ecological disaster.

The Trash Bash Team will be supporting efforts to control this invasive plant by recruiting and training volunteers, supplying educational materials and needed supplies. There will be a volunteer lunch after the event at the Centennial Greenway. All we need is  you!  We look forward to working with you to conserve our public lands and enjoying sun and fun afterword.

Honeysuckle Removal Clinics

Two honeysuckle removal clinics to train staff and volunteer team leaders for the Honeysuckle Bash will be held to support the event.

  • On September 21 at 9:00am training will be held in Creve Coeur Park at the Go Ape Pavilion [the old streetcar building] 13219 Streetcar Dr. in the upper part of the park. Please be considerate of Go Ape patrons when parking your car.
  • On Oct.3. at 9;00am the training will be held at Maryland Hts Community Center  2344 McKelvey Rd.
The training clinics will finish at 12:30pm, followed by a working lunch with discussions on the October 17 Honeysuckle Bash event. The honeysuckle removal clinic are free with no preregistration required and are open to public land managers and to citizens interested in being conservation crew team leaders for the Honeysuckle Bash event.

For more information, event sites and volunteer sign-up check back here.


The Great Rivers

Paddle and Bike Series 2015

Bikes, boats and equipment (life jackets) are provided. Bring a bag lunch, water, rain gear, sunscreen and a sense of adventure. Swimsuits are optional. If after registering, you need to cancel, please let us know by emailing greenwaynetwork@gmail.com

Confluence Trip REGISTRATION IS CLOSED Meet September 6 at 10:00am at the MDC Columbia Bottoms Conservation Area Boat Launch. This short and easy event will bike in the Columbia Bottoms Conservation Area and will paddle by the Mississippi and Missouri River Confluence. Limited 25 people. Register here.

Tough Trip REGISTRATION IS CLOSED Meet September 13 at 9:00am at the Katy Trailhead in Weldon Springs Conservation Area, paddle to St. Charles and bike back to Weldon Springs . This is our tough event with a three-hour ride and three-hour paddle. Recommended for experienced paddlers and fit bikers.  Limited to 25 people.

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.


 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 sometimes rewarding and enjoyable and sometimes wet and muddy, but always worthwhile. To register for the monthly trail maintenance/clean-up 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

Register here.


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