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Who are we?

The Greenway Network is a grassroots, volunteer-based organization whose mission is to conserve natural resources, encourage sound management of the area's watersheds and protect the quality of life for all citizens.

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Greenway Network is involved in a number of environmental issues and projects in the community.

Environmental  Issues

Current Projects

  • 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

    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!

  • affiliate  of the Missouri Conservation Federation.
  • organize the St. Charles County Mission: Clean Stream where volunteers collect tons of trash every year from streams all over St. Charles County.
  • sponsor Dardenne Creek Monitoring Day:  Monitoring 19 sites on Dardenne Creek twice a year.
  • completed our 8th annual Race for the Rivers Canoe & Kayak race, Katy Trail ride and Festival on the Missouri River!
  • are a Missouri Stream Team (ST 463) and have organized other Stream Teams in the area into a regional group.  We have received awards from the DNR!!
  • are a member of the Missouri Stream Team Watershed Coalition and Board. Our Treasurer, Larry Ruff, is the vice-president of the group.
  • provide Conservation Education information booths at various festivals. 
  • are working on important research projects to test water quality on many of the streams in the Metro area.
  • assist the Missouri Stream Team by assisting in the teaching at their Stream Team Workshops.
  • perform Watershed and Water Quality Presentations to schools and organizations.
  • assist home and land owners with environmental problems.
  • provide invasive specie education at various festivals, including Washington Mo Riverfest and Earth Day St. Louis.
  • sponsor River Soundings Symposium,  Attracting nationally reknown speakers to discuss the Missouri River management.
  • sponsor National Public Lands Day and the planting of trees, shrubs and prairie grasses in the Edward & Pat Jones Confluence Point State Park and Brommelsiek County Park.
  • sponsor Big Muddy Speaker Series, attracting local and regional reknown speakers to discuss all aspects of the Missouri River.

Past Projects

  • assisted St. Charles County by marking 9,000 storm drains with message to not dump waste.
  • restored a section of Peruque Creek.
  • assisted Missouri River Communities Network in conducting the Clean Stream Education Initiative training for 47 teachers and their students.
  • co-sponsored the Missouri Wildlife Artist Festival in St. Charles. 
  • assisted Missouri River Relief in obtaining a grant to help clean the Missouri River.
  • assisted the DNR in the Brush Creek Project in Pacific, MO.
  • assisted in the Grand Glaize Creek Monitoring Project in St. Louis County, Mo.
  • sponsored the Clean Water Celebration.
  • worked with the St. Charles County Land Trust & Great Rivers Greenway District to develop the Dardenne Creek Greenway.
  • worked with the Natural Resource Conservation Service to help citizens of the Peruque Creek watershed develop a watershed protection plan.
  • were a main player in developing the  Water Protection Ordinance in St. Charles County, protecting our streams.
  • assisted Costilio Elementary School develop trails and butterfly garden for their out-door classroom.
  • completed a 40-acre Natural Floodplain Park Area on the bank of the Mississippi River in Portage des Sioux. Assisted in the construction of a restroom at the trail-head in Portage.
  • received a Missouri Department of Conservation Grant and planted nearly 1000 trees and bushes in the riparian zone of Kraut Run Creek in the new Brommelsiek County Park in St. Charles. 
  • worked on habitat restoration through a MDC grant at the newly acquired Town Park, a St. Charles County Park off HWY 61 just north of Wentzville.
  • restored habitat along the Mississippi River just north of St. Louis through an Audubon Grant.
  • received a grant from the Missouri Stream Team Watershed Coalition and conducted water tests on the lower Missouri River and the tributaries that flow into the River that supplies so much of our drinking water in the Greater St. Louis area.
  • received an EPA 319 and developed a Watershed Management Plan for Watkins Creek in North St. Louis County.

And lots more..........We really need your support and your time, if you have it to give. Please help by joining us or renewing your Greenway Network membership. We are a 501(c)3 Non Profit organization.

We are all volunteers and no one receives a salary!