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Pool 26 of the Mississippi River, Illinois River,

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April 2020

 

 

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Billy Peek Blues Cruise

Mississippi River at Downtown St. Louis....

 

 

Reprinted from Billy Peek Facebook... click here

 

Friday, April 17, 2020

3rd Annual Mississippi Masters Golf Tournament

Lock Haven Golf Club....

 

 

 

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Forest Park Waterway Trash Cleanup

Forest Park, St. Louis, Mo

St Louis Canoe and Kayak Club....

 

Reprinted from St Louis Canoe and Kayak Club Facebook.. click here

 

 

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Alton Motorboat Club

Jon Boat Jamboree Rescheduled

 

Reprinted from Alton Motorboat Club Facebook... click here

 

Saturday, April 25 - Sunday, April 26, 2020

Elsah Spring Festival

Pool 26 of the Mississippi River at Elash, IL....

 

 

Come celebrate Spring in Elsah! Artists and artisans, food, entertainment, and more! Times are Saturday April 25 10am to 4pm, and Sunday April 26 12 noon to 4pm.
We are now posting photos and artisan information as registrations arrive!

 

Reprinted from "Local Notice To Mariners" report on the Navigation Center Website... click here

 


May 2020

 

 

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May, 2020

Living Lands and Waters

Illinois River at Peoria, IL........

 

Reprinted from Living lands and Waters Facebook... click here

 

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Saturday, May 9, 2020

McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum

Chicago River at Downtown Chicago....

 

The Bridgehouse Museum will be opening back up for the season on May 9th, 2020.

 

376 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 6060

 

 

click here for more information about McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum

Friday - Sunday, May 15 - 17, 2020

Kentucky Drag Boat Association Races

Wheatland, MO....

 

Reprinted from the Kentucky Drag Boa Association Facebook... click here

 

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Riverlands Paddle Festival

Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary in West Alton, MO....

 

Reprinted from the Riverlands Paddle Festival Facebook... click here

 

Monday - Wednesday, May 18 - 20, 2020

Inland Marine Expo

The Dome @ America's Center, St. Louis, MO....

 

IMX2020 is focused on celebrating the brown water community's rich history and providing the modern workforce with the tools, education and inspiration it needs to propel forward. The Waterways Journal invites the inland and intracoastal marine transportation industry to gather in St. Louis for three days of networking and learning.

 

 

Reprinted from the Inland Marine Expo... click here

 

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - Saturday, May 30, 2020

Living Lands & Waters

2020 Community River Cleanups In Our Area

Chillicothe, IL.......

 

 

Living Lands & Waters hosts dozens of community river cleanups each year to help watershed conservation efforts with the assistance of thousands of volunteers of all ages who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get dirty – church groups, schools, community organizations, businesses and more!
Details and registration TBA!

 

Chillicothe, IL... Thursday, May 28, 2020 - Saturday, May 30, 2020

 

Reposted from Living lands & Waters ... click here

 


June 2020

 

 

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Saturday, June 6, 2020

Fishing For Freedom - Quincy

Pool 21 of the Mississippi River

 

 

Reprinted from Alton Marina Facebook.... click here

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Fishing For Freedom - Quincy

Pool 21 of the Mississippi River

 

 

Reprinted from http://www.fishingforfreedomquincy.org/

 

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The Big Fish Ball

Westin Chicago River North, Chicago, IL....

 

The Big Fish Ball, held at the Westin Chicago River North, includes the opportunity to engage with amazing river wildlife, sip some delicious cocktails, and enjoy a three-course dinner. you'll also have a chance to win incredible raffle packages and bid on silent auction and live auction prizes. An after-party cruise through the sparkling canyons of Downtown Chicago tops the evening off. Contact Friends' Director of Development Kim Olsen-Clark for more information at kolsenclark@chicagoriver.org.

 

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - Saturday, June 13, 2020

Living Lands & Waters

2020 Community River Cleanups In Our Area

Havana, IL.......

 

 

Living Lands & Waters hosts dozens of community river cleanups each year to help watershed conservation efforts with the assistance of thousands of volunteers of all ages who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get dirty – church groups, schools, community organizations, businesses and more!
Details and registration TBA!

 

Havana, IL........Thursday, June 11, 2020 - Saturday, June 13, 2020

 

Reposted from Living lands & Waters ... click here

 

Saturday - Sunday, June 13 - 14, 2020

Kentucky Drag Boat Association Races

Wheatland, MO....

 

Reprinted from the Kentucky Drag Boa Association Facebook... click here

 

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - Saturday, June 20, 2020

Living Lands & Waters

2020 Community River Cleanups In Our Area

Meredosia, IL.......

 

 

Living Lands & Waters hosts dozens of community river cleanups each year to help watershed conservation efforts with the assistance of thousands of volunteers of all ages who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get dirty – church groups, schools, community organizations, businesses and more!
Details and registration TBA!

 

Meredosia, IL........Thursday, June 18, 2020 - Saturday, June 20, 2020

 

Reposted from Living lands & Waters ... click here

 

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Summer Solstice

The Longest Day Event For The Alzheimer's Association

 

THE DAY WITH THE MOST LIGHT

IS THE DAY WE FIGHT

 

The Longest Day will take place on June 20, 2020.

 

Keep your anchor right here for more information

about the Pool 26 River Crawl For A Cure....

 

 .Click here and check out The Longest Day website

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Summer Solstice

Meramec River Regatta

 

 

 

Details

We're bringing back Missouri's very own #WateryWoodstock! The Great Meramec River Raft Float of the 70s and 80s was an epic adventure in engineering and river fashion. This year, we'll add an eco twist. There will be prizes, awards, friendly competition, and of course live music, good food, and great beer. ⁣
Stay tuned for more details, but in the meantime save the date (June 20th), grab your friends, and start planning your float!

 

Reprinted from the Meramec River Regatta Facebook.... click here

 

Sunday June 21, 2020

Con Trios Yacht Club

Champagne Brunch...

 

For more information go to Con Trios website... click here

 

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - Saturday, June 27, 2020

Living Lands & Waters

2020 Community River Cleanups In Our Area

Hardin, IL.......

 

 

Living Lands & Waters hosts dozens of community river cleanups each year to help watershed conservation efforts with the assistance of thousands of volunteers of all ages who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get dirty – church groups, schools, community organizations, businesses and more!
Details and registration TBA!

 

Hardin, IL........Thursday, June 25, 2020 - Saturday, June 27, 2020

 

Reposted from Living lands & Waters ... click here

 

Saturday, June 27, 2020

2020 Meramec Marathon Paddle Race

Meramec and Mississippi Rivers.......

 

 

Are you ready for a-whole-nother type of adventure?

Join us for 24 miles of fluid raceway for the third 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.

There will also be an 8-mile course for those with shorter boats, or who aren’t quite ready for the full marathon.

STARTS:
Long – 24 Miles – Meramec River Landing Boat Ramp in Valley Park MO
https://goo.gl/maps/RJGQ68hmNBxV42Dc8

Short – 8 Miles – Hollywood Beach Boat Ramp in Arnold, MO
https://goo.gl/maps/jc7YwpPVmHY7KLgg8

FINISH:
Kimmswick, MO
https://goo.gl/maps/nwEiDdaFHvYt7vyR6

That’s right, you’ll be going almost two miles down the Missouri side of the mighty Mississippi River. But don’t panic, this is a safe section of the River and we’ll have a bunch of safety boats keeping an eye on you.

Twenty-four miles on this section of river will be a LONG day. THIS AIN’T NO FLOAT TRIP!

Of course, it’s an Alpine Shop Off-Road Racing League event, so we’ll have plenty of food, drinks (both alcoholic and unleaded) along with plenty of swag door prizes to give out to as many participants as we can.
 

Reposted from 2020 Meramec Marathon Paddle Race Facebook ... click here

 

 

 

July 2020

 

 

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July 1 - Sept 30, 2020

Illinois River

LaGrange Lock and Dam....

 

LaGrange Lock and Dam – Major Rehabilitation & Lock Machinery Replacement
Full closure scheduled July 1-Sept. 30
 

 

 Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers, Rock island District...Click here

Thursday - Saturday, July 2 - 4, 2020

Fair St. Louis

Mississippi Riverfront at the Gateway Arch......

 

The annual Fourth of July party at Gateway Arch National Park is the fair’s 40th. More details, including the entertainment lineup for the fair’s free evening concerts, will be announced this spring.

Upcoming Events... Thursday, July 2, 2020

Grafton Fireworks......

 

Reprinted from Jan Joe DeSherlia Facebook.... click here

 

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Missouri River Academy

New Haven, Missouri....

 

 

 Reprinted from Missouri River Relief Facebook...Click here

July 6 - Oct 4, 2020

Illinois River

Marseilles Lock and Dam....

 

Marseilles Lock and Dam – Upper Miter Gate Installation
Full closure scheduled July 6-Oct. 4 (Updated 8/2/2019)
 

 

 Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers, Rock island District...Click here

July 6 - Oct 4, 2020

Illinois River

Dresden Island & Brandon Road Lock and Dam....

 

Dresden Island & Brandon Road Lock and Dam – Upper Bulkhead Recess Installation
Partial Closure scheduled July 6-Sept. 27 and Oct. 11-Oct. 14
Locks operational from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. with a 70-ft width restriction and no ability to pull unpowered barges.
Full Closure scheduled Sept. 27-Oct. 10
 

 

 Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers, Rock island District...Click here

Mid July / Early August, 2020

Illinois River

Peoria Lock and Dam ....

 

Peoria Lock and Dam – Dewatering for Maintenance and Inspection
Full closure scheduled to start mid-July/early Aug for 60+ days (Specific dates to be determined)
 

 

 Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers, Rock island District...Click here

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - Saturday, July 11, 2020

Living Lands & Waters

2020 Community River Cleanups In Our Area

Grafton, IL.......

 

 

Living Lands & Waters hosts dozens of community river cleanups each year to help watershed conservation efforts with the assistance of thousands of volunteers of all ages who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get dirty – church groups, schools, community organizations, businesses and more!
Details and registration TBA!

 

Grafton, IL........ Thursday, July 9, 2020 - Saturday, July 11, 2020

 

Reposted from Living lands & Waters ... click here

 

July 11, 2020

2020 Blessing of the Fleet Update

Mark Your Calendars.......

 

The 2020 Blessing of the Fleet

~ July 11th..........Benefit at Alton Marina

 

Thursday, July 16, 2020 - Saturday, July 18, 2020

Living Lands & Waters

2020 Community River Cleanups In Our Area

Grafton, IL.......

 

 

Living Lands & Waters hosts dozens of community river cleanups each year to help watershed conservation efforts with the assistance of thousands of volunteers of all ages who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get dirty – church groups, schools, community organizations, businesses and more!
Details and registration TBA!

 

Grafton, IL........ Thursday, July 16, 2020 - Saturday, July 18, 2020

 

Reposted from Living lands & Waters ... click here

 

Saturday July 18, 2020

Con Trios Yacht Club

Grafton Pool Party...

 

For more information go to Con Trios website... click here

 

Saturday - Sunday, July 18 - 19, 2020

Kentucky Drag Boat Association Races

Evansville, IL....

 

Reprinted from the Kentucky Drag Boa Association Facebook... click here

 

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Watersheded Celebration Picnic

Meramec State Park....

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All Stream Teams and their families and friends are invited to the 24th Annual Watershed Celebration Picnic at Meramec State Park on Saturday, July 25, 2020. We will provide the main dish and beverages, and we ask you to bring a side or dessert to share! We will have tube floats down the river, a canoe race, awards, and a raffle to benefit grants and scholarships for Missouri Stream Teams.

 

Reposted from Stream Teams United Facebook ... click here

 

August 2020

 

 

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Saturday, August 08, 2020

Alton Motor Boat Club

Boat Run.......

 

Reprinted from Alton Motor Boat Club Facebook.. click here

Thursday - Saturday, August 13 - 15, 2020

Great River Tug Fest 

Across the Mississippi River

LeClair, Iowa vs Port Bryon, Illinois.......

 

Photo courtesy Enjoy Illinois

 

 

Port Bryon Tug Fest.... click here

Enjoy Illinois Great River Tug Fest.. click here

Saturday, August 15, 2020

2020 Blessing of the Fleet

Mississippi River at Portage des Sioux, Mo.......

 

The 2020 Blessing of the Fleet Parade

http://www.blessingofthefleetstl.com/

 

August 15, 2020

Kaskaskia River Run

Kaskaskia River at New Athens, IL.......

 

We are excited to announce that this year All donations made will be going to Shriners Hospital for Children.
!!PLEASE SHARE!!

August 15, 2020
Meeting Point will be next to the Old Riverhouse which is currently shutdown in the main channel. ( Plenty of trailer parking for boats in the parking lot) There is Also A ramp in Evansville Next to Waterstreet if wanting to meet along the way.)The Run will take off at 11am.
The Run will go all the way to the Sandbar on the Mississippi With a DJ Playing music all day... So Bring your BBQ Grills,Volleyballs, Games, ETC.

 

 

Reprinted from Kaskaskia River Run Facebook... click here

 

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Illinois River Near Grafton, Illinois

Pere Marquette Campground Scheduled to Reopen........

 

The campground at Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton closed down for renovations on Saturday, February 1, 2020. 

 

Crews made upgrades to electrical service, water lines, campsite pads and roadway repairs.  The upgrades will help serve the larger RV's that are more commonplace these days.

 

The remainder of Pere Marquette State Park remained open, including the lodge, visitor's center and park trails........

 

Click here to read this news story from altondailynews.com.  With Photo and Audio.

 

Friday August 21- Sunday, August 23, 2020

Festival of the Little Hills

Missouri River at St. Charles, Mo

 

 

For more information go to Festival Little Hills Facebook... click here

 

Saturday - Sunday, August 22 - 23, 2020

Kentucky Drag Boat Association Races

Livermore, Ky....

 

Reprinted from the Kentucky Drag Boa Association Facebook... click here

 


September 2020

 

 

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Saturday September 4, 2020 - Monday September 7, 2020

Con Trios Yacht Club

Labor Day Weekend at Alton...

 

For more information go to Con Trios website... click here

 

Saturday - Sunday, September 5 - 6, 2020

Kentucky Drag Boat Association Races

Wheatland, MO...

 

Reprinted from the Kentucky Drag Boa Association Facebook... click here

 

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Alton Catfish Classic

Alton Amphitheater

2813 E Broadway, Alton, Illinois

 

 

Reprinted from the Alton Catfish Classic Facebook... click here

 


October 2020

 

 

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Sunday October 10, 2020

2020 Race To The Dome

Missouri River..

 

Details
Save-the-Date! The next Race to the Dome will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2020.

Hosted by Missouri River Relief and Sponsored by Missouri American Water

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.

Race time will be between 2 and 4 hours depending on the paddlers’ experience. This is a perfect opportunity for novice paddlers to gain race experience and enjoy the beauty of the Missouri River.

More info. will be forthcoming as we get closer to the event and can be found at racetothedome.org

See You On The River

 

 

Reprinted from Race To The Dome Facebook... click here

 

Saturday October 17, 2020

Con Trios Yacht Club

Membership Meeting...

 

For more information go to Con Trios website... click here

 


November 2020

 

 

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December  2020

 

 

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Saturday December 05, 2020

Con Trios Yacht Club

Christmas Party...

 

 

For more information go to Con Trios website... click here

 

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Billy Peek Blues Cruise

Mississippi River at Downtown St. Louis....

 

 

Reprinted from Billy Peek Facebook... click here

 

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