2019 Meramec Marathon Paddle Race
Jun
22
8:00 AM08:00

2019 Meramec Marathon Paddle Race

Join the Alpine Shop for 26 miles of fluid raceway for their 2nd year of the Meramec Marathon Paddle Race. You'll have your strength and stamina put to the test as you take on the meandering Meramec River as it winds from the Valley Park, MO Landing ramp, all the way to the Kimmswick, MO.

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River Soundings 2019
Jun
26
12:30 PM12:30

River Soundings 2019

  • Jones Visitors' Center, Forest Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

River Soundings is an annual conference that features lectures and panel discussions from scientists, regulators, and clean water advocates. This year's conference is focused on effective citizen activism and river policies in the St. Louis region, and topics include flood control, river restoration, floodplain development, and much more. Come learn about our great rivers and become a better advocate for them in our community!

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Big Muddy Speaker Series - Meet Your Missouri Waterkeeper
Jul
10
6:00 PM18:00

Big Muddy Speaker Series - Meet Your Missouri Waterkeeper

BIG MUDDY SPEAKER SERIES - Meet Your Missouri Waterkeeper

Come out to Big A's on the Riverfront in St. Charles for the July Big Muddy Speaker Series and join the conversation! Learn what a Waterkeeper is and what we are doing to protect clean water in Missouri.

Presented by Missouri Confluence Waterkeeper co-founders Bob Menees and Rachel Bartels.

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Paddle for a Cause - Hosted by the Open Space Council
Sep
7
9:00 AM09:00

Paddle for a Cause - Hosted by the Open Space Council

Join the Open Space Council for a family-friendly summertime float trip on the Missouri River from Sioux Passage Park to Columbia Bottom Conservation Area - only 30 minutes from St. Louis! A delicious picnic lunch provided and a community gathering will follow the float. Paddles, canoes, life jackets, shuttle, and lunch are provided. All ticket sales benefit Operation Clean Stream, OSC’s annual river cleanup and restoration event in the Meramec Watershed.

When: Saturday June 15th, 2019 at 9:00am
Where: Meet at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area located at 801 Strodtman Rd, St. Louis, MO 63138. Just 30 minutes from downtown St. Louis!

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Copy of Fishing Festival - Missouri Department of Conservation
Jun
8
8:00 AM08:00

Copy of Fishing Festival - Missouri Department of Conservation

To celebrate the golden anniversary of 2019, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and its urban fishing partners are holding a series of family fishing festivals throughout the months of April, May, and June. These events are free and open to the public, and anglers of any age, both expert and novice.

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Neighbor Nights: Microplastics in Fresh Waters
May
7
5:30 PM17:30

Neighbor Nights: Microplastics in Fresh Waters

  • National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Plastics are every where, even the most remote parts of our planet. Most current research on plastics is undertaken on marine systems, despite the fact that over three quarters of the plastics found in oceans are derived from rivers. Despite their importance to the global plastic cycle, very little is known about plastics in river and lake ecosystems. Come learn about the research by Dr. Tony Dell and others at NGRREC into this globally important topic, including touring some state-of-the-art research equipment and facilities.

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WOTUS (Waters of the US) Hearing in Kansas City, KS
Feb
27
to Feb 28

WOTUS (Waters of the US) Hearing in Kansas City, KS

  • Wyandotte Ballroom of the Reardon Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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SOHA Neighborhood Cleanup Day
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

SOHA Neighborhood Cleanup Day

  • The corner of Macklind Ave & Nottingham (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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!

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Big Muddy Speaker Series - The Future of Bangert Island
Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

Big Muddy Speaker Series - The Future of Bangert Island

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.

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Operation Clean Stream Winter Cleanup 2018
Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

Operation Clean Stream Winter Cleanup 2018

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! 

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Race to the Dome
Sep
29
8:00 AM08:00

Race to the Dome

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.

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Paddle MO
Sep
19
to Sep 23

Paddle MO

Join us for the Paddle MO event that will take you on a unique journey down the last 100 miles of the Missouri River, North America’s longest river! We will discover the river, get immersed in nature, explore historic river towns, and visit with experts along the way.  

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National Clean Up Day
Sep
15
8:00 AM08:00

National Clean Up Day

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. 

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Operation Clean Stream 2018
Aug
25
8:00 AM08:00

Operation Clean Stream 2018

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. 

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