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    New Dardenne Greenway Trail Provides 1.5 Miles of Safe and Accessible Connections for Residents and Students in St. Charles County

    Trail to open May 6th with celebration at St. Charles Community College

    St. Charles area residents, students and employees now have safe and convenient access to parks, recreation, and a nearby college thanks to a new 1.5-mile trail in Great Rivers Greenway’s trail system. The new Dardenne Greenway Trail at St. Charles Community College in Cottleville is set to officially open on Tuesday, May 6, and will link together two existing sections of the Dardenne Greenway in Cottleville and St. Peters, as well as multiple existing trails in nearby parks—creating nearly five miles of continuous connectivity.

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    Proposition P, the Safe and Accessible Arch and Public Parks Inititative: One Year Later

    This April marks one year since the voters of St. Louis City and St. Louis County approved Proposition P, the Safe and Accessible Arch and Public Parks Initiative.

    As stewards of a large portion of the funds generated from this ballot measure, the Great Rivers Greenway District is pleased to provide an update on the progress made over the last 12 months on several Prop P-funded projects that are already making the St. Louis region a better place to live.

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    Great Rivers Greenway and the City of Maryland Heights to Celebrate Grand Opening of the First Phase of McKelvey Woods Trail

    Trail to Open April 5th with Ribbon Cutting and 3K Waggin’ Tails on the Trail 3K Fun Walk

    The Great Rivers Greenway District and the City of Maryland Heights have teamed up for a ribbon cutting and fun walk to celebrate the opening of the first phase of the McKelvey Woods Trail

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    Residents Invited to Open House to Review Proposed Improvement Plans to Connect Bella Fontaine County Park to the Maline Greenway

    Great Rivers Greenway and St. Louis County Parks will hold open house on March 27 to discuss proposed plans.

    Great Rivers Greenway, in conjunction with St. Louis County Parks, is inviting area residents to an interactive open house on Thursday, March 27, to view and discuss proposed improvements to Bella Fontaine Park, which is located in Bellefontaine Neighbors and Moline Acres.

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    Great Rivers Greenway Launching Feasibility Study for St. Louis Bike Share Plan

    Seeking applications for Citizen and Business Advisory Committee

    Is St. Louis ready to join the ranks of other U.S. cities with bike share systems such as Washington D.C., New York and Denver? The Great Rivers Greenway District –along with partners at St. Louis City, St. Louis County and Metro –is getting ready to find out.

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    Great Rivers Greenway to Receive What's Right with the Region! Award for Fostering Regional Cooperation

    Honorees showcase outstanding efforts to make St. Louis a better region to live, work, and enjoy life.

    Great Rivers Greenway’s Shaw Park to Olive Trail on the Centennial Greenway was named one of 20 outstanding organizations, individuals and initiatives to be honored at the 17th annual What's Right with the Region! Awards celebration.

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    Great Rivers Greenway Purchases Site of Former Switzer Licorice Building on Laclede's Landing

    Location offer seamless connection between Laclede's Landing and revitalized Riverfront.

    With the transformation of the Riverfront and Gateway Arch grounds underway, the Great Rivers Greenway District is pleased to announce the purchase of a historic property that will provide a safer and more accessible connection between Laclede’s Landing and the revitalized Riverfront.

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    Monarch-Chesterfield Levee Trail and Ruth Porter Park-St. Vincent Greenway Recognized for Engineering Excellence

    Two Great Rivers Greenway Trails—Monarch-Chesterfield Levee Trail and Ruth Porter Park-St. Vincent Greenway were recognized with Council of Engineering Companies of Missouri (ACEC/MO) Engineering Excellence Awards at the recent ACEC/MO Banquet and Reception held Saturday, February 9th, 2014.

    By: Anne Milford, on behalf of Great Rivers Greenway

    The awards were earned by Kulhmann design Group Inc. in conjunction with the City of Chesterfield for the Monarch-Chesterfield Levee Trail and CH2M HILL for Ruth Porter Park-St. Vincent Greenway.

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    Great Rivers Greenway District Approves the Sale of 56.6 million dollar Public Bond Offering

    Bond Offering to Fund Improvements to Gateway Arch as Part of CityArchRiver 2015 Initiative

    In keeping with its commitment to voters to help transform and reinvigorate the Gateway Arch grounds, the Board of Directors of the Great Rivers Greenway District approved the sale of a $56.6 million dollar public bond offering at their Feb. 11, 2014, Board meeting.

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    The Future of the Arch Grounds Takes Shape as CityArchRiver2015 Construction is Underway

    Gateway Arch remains open to visitors throughout construction

    Attendees at the fourth annual CityArchRiver 2015 Report to the Community meeting held February 5th received a sneak peek of the changes ahead for downtown St. Louis as more components of the project to transform the Gateway Arch grounds break ground throughout 2014.

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    PHOTO: Cold water and big smiles on the Riverfront Trail 
    BY: Danielle 

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    CityArchRiver 2015 Bid Info

    More than 350 contractors from across the region attended the February 19th Contractor Outreach and Mixer event for the upcoming construction program to remodel the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and Gateway Arch.

    Below are links to the National Park Service's presentation and handout, presentation minutes, and the list of attendees.

    Contractor Outreach Presentation-February 19, 2014

    Contractor Outreach Handout-February 19, 2014

    Contractor Outreach and Mixer Event Attendees-UPDATED February 25, 2014

    Contractor Outreach Presentation Minutes-February 19, 2014

    Please note: If you need to make corrections/additions to the attendee list, please email your changes to submissions@grgstl.org.

    Events
    Apr23
    This year, St. Louis marks its 250th Anniversary and the Missouri Stream Team celebrates its 25th year.The River des Peres Watershed Coalition is comm...
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    Apr23
    4/23/2014 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    BJC WellAware Center Map
    Experience a wide range of movements to help maintain, improve or restore your balance skills. The mind, senses and body will be progressively challen...
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    Apr26
    4/26/2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, 801 Strotdtman Rd, St Louis, MO Map
    River Relief Invites you to a Earth Day River Clean-up at the Confluence (Columbia Bottom Conservation Area) Volunteers will get a free boat ride to ...
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    Apr26
    Father Dickson Cemetery Map
    Help celebrate St. Louis’ 250th birthday by traveling with Trailnet through a bit of our local history. Bike or walk along Grant’s trail a...
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    Apr26
    4/26/2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Grant National Historic Site, 7400 Grant Road, St Louis, MO 63123 Map
    Help celebrate St. Louis' 250th birthday by traveling with Trailnet through a bit of our local history. Bike or walk along Grant's Trail as you stop t...
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    Apr26
    4/26/2014 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Columbia Bottom Conservation Area Map
    Earth Day weekend is the perfect time to hit the big rivers and clean-up all the junk that's floated in. This time we'll be cleaning up the Confluence...
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    Apr28
    4/28/2014 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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    Experience a wide range of movements to help maintain, improve or restore your balance skills. The mind, senses and body will be progressively challen...
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    Apr29
    4/29/2014 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Carondelet Park, Loughborough & Trainor Court Map
    Walk through this south St. Louis park with mature trees, horseshoe pits, two lakes and a boathouse. The walk will be up to 2.5 miles on mostly level,...
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    Apr30
    This year, St. Louis marks its 250th Anniversary and the Missouri Stream Team celebrates its 25th year.The River des Peres Watershed Coalition is comm...
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    Apr30
    4/30/2014 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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    Experience a wide range of movements to help maintain, improve or restore your balance skills. The mind, senses and body will be progressively challen...
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    May3
    5/3/2014 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Pedal the Cause, 900 Spruce Street, St. Louis, MO 63102 Map
    We are proud to sponsor the 2014 Kickoff Ride for Pedal the Cause!  40-Mile Ride starts at 8 am 25-Mile Ride starts at 8:30 am No need to comm...
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    May5
    5/5/2014 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    BJC WellAware Center Map
    Experience a wide range of movements to help maintain, improve or restore your balance skills. The mind, senses and body will be progressively challen...
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    May7
    This year, St. Louis marks its 250th Anniversary and the Missouri Stream Team celebrates its 25th year.The River des Peres Watershed Coalition is comm...
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    May7
    5/7/2014 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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    Experience a wide range of movements to help maintain, improve or restore your balance skills. The mind, senses and body will be progressively challen...
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    May10
    5/10/2014 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Whitecliff Park in Crestwood Map
    Stop by the Community Center at 9am and decorate your bike to show off on a ride down Grants Trail to the Sappington House on Saturday, May 10. E...
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    May12
    5/12/2014 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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    Experience a wide range of movements to help maintain, improve or restore your balance skills. The mind, senses and body will be progressively challen...
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    May14
    This year, St. Louis marks its 250th Anniversary and the Missouri Stream Team celebrates its 25th year.The River des Peres Watershed Coalition is comm...
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    May14
    5/14/2014 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    BJC WellAware Center Map
    Experience a wide range of movements to help maintain, improve or restore your balance skills. The mind, senses and body will be progressively challen...
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    May16
    5/16/2014 6:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    Join over 500 cyclists in celebrating National Bike to Work Day with Trailnet. Enjoy breakfast from Companion Bakehouse. For more information and a li...
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    May17
    FEATURES: This is a traditional pairing of challenging riding and a tour of some of Missouri’s best and oldest vineyards. It is a fully supporte...
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    May17
    5/17/2014 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Plaza 501 - Ferguson Map
    Enjoy a USATF-certified course through Ferguson’s beautiful historic neighborhoods in this fifth annual twilight 5K/10K race and one-mile fun ru...
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    May19
    5/19/2014 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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    Experience a wide range of movements to help maintain, improve or restore your balance skills. The mind, senses and body will be progressively challen...
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    May19
    5/19/2014 9:30 AM - 12:45 PM
    Meet downtown and bike the Riverfront Trail to the Chain of Rocks bridge, an easy ride with a few tiny hills. Enjoy biking up on the bridge and the vi...
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    May19
    5/19/2014 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    Meet downtown and bike the Riverfront Trail to the Chain of Rocks bridge, an easy ride with a few tiny hills. Enjoy biking up on the bridge and the vi...
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    May20
    5/20/2014 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    Forest Park Map
    Meet at the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park and walk by the lakes and prairie area on a mostly flat, paved trail. One-to three-mile opti...
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    May21
    This year, St. Louis marks its 250th Anniversary and the Missouri Stream Team celebrates its 25th year.The River des Peres Watershed Coalition is comm...
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    May21
    5/21/2014 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    BJC WellAware Center Map
    Experience a wide range of movements to help maintain, improve or restore your balance skills. The mind, senses and body will be progressively challen...
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    May21
    MoDOT Transportation Management Center Map
    May 21: "Best Planning and Engineering Practices for School Zones" The Great Rivers Greenway District in partnership with the Missouri Department of ...
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    Trail Conditions

    Please note that our trails are often managed by the municipalities in which they are built. Please report any trail issues to the appropriate municipality first, but please also send us information via the Trail Condition Report from Website so that we can advise trail users on the site as well.

    Please understand that 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 us here.

    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 beginning Monday, March 11 until construction on the bridge is complete in late 2015.  
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    Sunset Greenway Trail closed in Sunset Park, along Missouri River
    A portion of the Sunset Riverfront Trail in Florissant's Sunset Park is closed until further notice for repairs. The section of trail, located northwest of the Sunset Nature Lodge along the Missouri River in Florissant, will undergo construction for repairs in 2014. The District is working in partnership with the City of Florissant to assess the trail at this time. Trail users may alternately access the trail from the lower parking lot on the Sunset Park Drive loop, west of the Sunset Nature Lodge. 
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