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PHOTO: The Meramec Greenway: Rock Hollow Trail
BY: Nancy Winkelmann

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North Riverfront:
We are kicking off a study to evaluate the potential for development along the North Riverfront Trail in an area that extends roughly from Laclede’s Landing to The Trestle. A team lead by Forum Design will research and recommend opportunities for transforming this industrial area into a destination for recreation and other development. Stay tuned for open houses and opportunities to share your ideas in 2015! For more information, click here.

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    WEEKLY “WALK TO THE WHARF" RIVERFRONT EVENT RUNS THURSDAY, MAY 28-SEPTEMBER 24

    Downtown employees and families are invited to explore the newly reopened Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard along the riverfront, grab lunch and listen to live music every Thursday this summer  

    Great Rivers Greenway, in partnership with CityArchRiver2015, Downtown STL,inc. and STLBlues.net, is bringing entertainment back to the riverfront this summer to reconnect residents and visitors to the river and Gateway Arch Grounds.

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    Great Rivers Greenway to host ribbon cutting celebration for New Busch Greenway extension in St. Charles County on May 22

    New four-mile segment connects KATY Trail, Missouri Research Park, Weldon Spring and August A. Busch Conservation Areas

    Residents of the region are now able to walk, bike or run all the way from the KATY Trail to the August A. Busch Conservation Area thanks to a new four-mile extension of the Busch Greenway.

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    Join us this summer for the "Try the Greenways" Bicycle Ride Series

    Series of short, easy-paced, evening rides on paved trails to explore greenways across the region.

    Great Rivers Greenway has teamed up with Trailnet for a series of free “Try the Greenways” rides May 4th through September 28th.

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    Free Shuttle Service from Laclede's Landing to the Arch

    Free shuttle service for downtown attractions in and around CityARchRiver Project launched April 20th.

    With the transformation of the Arch Grounds underway, residents and tourists alike can still explore and enjoy everything the area has to offer via a convenient, free shuttle.

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    Investing in Open Spaces

    Celebrating Earth week by thanking the many partners who have graciously donated land or granted easements to build greenways for you to explore and enjoy!

    This Earth Day week, Great Rivers Greenway would like to thank the numerous partners over the years that have graciously donated land or easements to make it possible for us to connect the region together in a network of greenways.

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    AREA RESIDENTS ARE INVITED TO CELEBRATE THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF SLAVERY AT THE GREAT JUBILATION EVENT ON MAY 9

    The event, which will be held at the Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing, will feature the presentation of a $500 scholarship to an eligible student pursuing a degree in history.

    On Saturday, May 9, 2015, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., the St. Louis region is invited to watch local history come alive at Missouri’s first nationally-recognized underground railroad site, the historic Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing.

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    Bike St. Louis Progress

    Phase III of Bike St. Louis, the street routes for bicycles in the City of St. Louis, is making progress! Signage and markings are being added all over the city so people can explore and enjoy all that St. Louis has to offer by bicycle. Started last fall, this construction will be finished in the next two months. We're celebrating on Saturday, April 25th, more info on that at www.bikestlouis.org. Here's what you need to know about the current construction:

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    Events
    May30
    5/30/2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Place: Begins at Delmar/DeBaliviere and ends at UMSL Details: Free bike tour of the St. Vincent Greenway. Helmet required. How to Register: Regist...
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    May31
    Paddle for a Cause to benefit Operation Clean Stream Hosted by, the Open Space Council 200 Ozark Outdoor Lane in Leasburg, MO (1.5 hours from Downto...
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    Jun2
    6/2/2015 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    St. Charles Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr Cottleville, MO 63376 Map
    Join Trailnet for a weekly, easy-paced, guided ride on a paved trail in the River Ring network. The rides will explore a different greenway location i...
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    Jun9
    6/9/2015 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    St. Charles Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr Cottleville, MO 63376 Map
    Join Trailnet for a weekly, easy-paced, guided ride on a paved trail in the River Ring network. The rides will explore a different greenway location i...
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    Jun14
    6/14/2015 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    Explore the scenic roads of rural St. Charles County and visit one of the oldest towns in the area Ride starts at Legacy Park, Highway N just north o...
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    Jun16
    6/16/2015 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    St. Charles Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr Cottleville, MO 63376 Map
    Join Trailnet for a weekly, easy-paced, guided ride on a paved trail in the River Ring network. The rides will explore a different greenway location i...
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    Jun23
    6/23/2015 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    St. Charles Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr Cottleville, MO 63376 Map
    Join Trailnet for a weekly, easy-paced, guided ride on a paved trail in the River Ring network. The rides will explore a different greenway location i...
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    Jun27
    Save the date and join us for a family-friendly celebration to launch the new Earth City Levee Trail. Stay tuned for more details coming soon!
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    Jun30
    6/30/2015 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    St. Charles Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr Cottleville, MO 63376 Map
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    Trail Updates

    Our trails are managed by the municipalities in which they are built. Please report any trail issues to us and we can help to coordinate the appropriate solution and advise trail users on the site or via signage as well.

    Water and flooding conditions can change rapidly along our region's rivers and streams. Trail conditions can change suddenly. With high river levels, many of our greenways may be partially or completely underwater. Avoid water at all times for your safety. Report greenway conditions by emailing info@grgstl.org.

    Watch for debris on trails after heavy rainstorms!
    Heavy rainstorms can wash debris and rocks onto trails. Keep your eyes on the trail to avoid any potential hazards. Report hazardous conditions such as large rocks, logs, gravel etc. by emailing info@grgstl.org. 

    Biddle Street Parking Lot
    The Biddle Street parking lot has several parking spots blocked due to work on an underground pipe; there is still parking available. Repair is ongoing.

    UMSL campus
    The portion of the trail just west of the tunnel under Grobman Drive will be closed for one week beginning April 22 through April 29 for painting the bridge connecting the plaza to the Rec Center.

    St. Vincent Greenway at Natural Bridge Road
    As part of the Natural Bridge Great Streets Project, be advised of construction - the trail is closed currently at Natural Bridge and University Place. For more information on the Great Streets Project, click here.

    UMSL Cross Campus Connector of St. Vincent Greenway
    The University of Missouri-St. Louis cross campus connector, connecting to the St. Vincent Greenway trail, will be closed beginning May 5th, 2014 for construction of the new Recreation and Wellness Center. The trail is expected to be closed for approximately six months.

    Monarch Chesterfield Levee Trail Construction
    The Monarch Levee Trail in Chesterfield Valley will be closed under the I-64 at the Daniel Boone Missouri River Bridge until construction on the bridge is complete in late 2015. Read more.