Hosted by Blue2Blue Conservation along with sponsors: Espresso Yourself, Lola Jean's, Russell's on Macklind, Onetime Supply Co, Charm Me Sweet, and Big River Running.
Come join us for a family-friendly day of cleaning up the SOHA neighborhood! From 10am - noon we will be beautifying the neighborhood, picking up trash on the streets and sidewalks, and then showcasing the efforts needed for a cleaner city. Afterwards, sponsors will be offering prizes for everyone who volunteers and takes the time to help out!
On December 11, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of the Army (the agencies) signed a proposed rule revising the definition of “waters of the United States” to clarify the scope of waters federally regulated under the Clean Water Act. The agencies are announcing that a public hearing will be held in Kansas City, Kansas, with sessions on February 27 and February 28, 2019, to provide interested parties the opportunity to present data, views, or information concerning the proposed rule.
Register here: https://www.epa.gov/wotus-rule/proposed-revised-definition-wotus-public-hearing
If you would like to sign up for a speaking spot, you can do so on the registration page. Deadline is February 21st or when all the spots are full.
Greenway Network will lead a panel discussion discussing the impacts of a proposed development adjacent to the Katy Trail and Bangert Island Park south of downtown St. Charles. Bangert Island is a wild island park adjacent to the Missouri River just south of the I-70 bridge in St. Charles. Bangert Island was a Conservation Area owned by the Missouri Dept. of Conservation which gave up the control of the island to the City of St. Charles. The island is currently leased to St Charles County Parks and volunteers have established a trail system in the park. The park is wonderful wildlife habitat and is great for bird watching.
Join us on Jan 26 for an Advocacy Workshop where you can meet local representatives and learn about local watershed issues. We will discuss ways to effectively get your message heard to make policy changes on watershed issues.
Are you up for a winter challenge that will help improve the Meramec Watershed? Join us for a special Operation Clean Stream winter cleanup on Saturday December 8th in Lower Meramec Park. This cleanup is focused on recovering large, difficult items left from dump sites and flooding, and requires volunteers to have strength, endurance, and a passion for cleaning our parks!
DATE TBD - Join the Missouri Confluence Waterkeeper, Schlafly Beer, and the Alpine Shop as we host a screening of Blue Heart - The Fight for Europe's Last Wild Rivers. More details to follow...
Race to the Dome is a canoe/kayak/SUP race on the Missouri River. Two race courses are available to paddlers - Hartsburg to Jefferson City (15.8 miles) and Providence to Jefferson City (27.6 miles).
Proceeds from the race support Missouri River Relief's efforts to connect people to the Missouri River through hands-on, on-the-river clean-ups, education and recreation.
National CleanUp Day in it's partnership with Clean Trails brings an awareness of litter to the entire country. On one day, we can make a difference. Step by step, and little by little, our aim is to eliminate litter where ever you find it. We believe we can do that in a positive and proactive manner by educating, encouraging, and reconnecting to a clean environment.
Operation Clean Stream will take place on August 25th & 26th, 2018 at various locations throughout the Meramec Watershed. Join us as a volunteer this year as we celebrate 51 years of improving local rivers and open spaces! We are especially looking for paddlers who can help us collect hard-to-reach debris on the riverways.