Upcoming Events

Pool 26 of the Mississippi River, Illinois River,

Missouri River, Meramec River, Kaskaskia River and Port of St. Louis

 

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  Oct 2019  Nov 2019  Dec 2019

 

Jan 2020  Feb 2020  Mar 2020  Apr 2020  May 2020  Jun 2020

Jul 2020  Aug 2020  Sep 2020  Oct 2020  Nov 2020  Dec 2020

 

  

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October 2019

 

 

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Mississippi River At West Alton, Missouri

Meeting Scheduled To Discuss Raising U.S. 67 Lower Lanes........

 

Since 2017, there has been plans for raising the lower lanes of U.S. 67 in West Alton, Missouri.  The project would lessen the effects of Mississippi River flooding.  That area is the first to flood when the river rises.

 

Next week, there is a meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 15th, from 4 - 6 PM at the Audubon Center in West Alton.  The open house style meeting will not include formal presentations.

 

Work on the project is scheduled to begin in 2021........

 

Click here to read this news tidbit from altondailnews.com.  With Photo and Audio,.

 

Tuesday - Friday, October 15-18, 2019

MR340 Race

Missouri River...Kansas City, KS to St. Charles, MO

 

 

14th Annual Missouri American Water MR340
- October 15-18, 2019
NOTE - The race was rescheduled from the original date of July 16-19 due to flooding.
Kansas City, KS, to St. Charles, MO

 

The Missouri 340 is an endurance race across the state of Missouri. Competitors will start in Kansas City and finish, some of them anyway, in St. Charles. With numerous towns and hamlets, the course offers plenty of opportunity for resupply while enroute. The Missouri River is also incredibly scenic and isolated in some stretches, with wildlife and beautiful vistas to rival any river in North America. But if you’re trying to win this race, you won’t have time to enjoy any of it.
Participants are allowed exactly 88 hours to complete the course. There are nine checkpoints along the route where paddlers are required to sign in and sign out. Cutoff times will be associated with these checkpoints based on the 88 hour pace. Failure to checkpoint deadlines is grounds for disqualification. To finish this race in 88 hours is a huge accomplishment. Only 2/3 of the teams were able to do that last year.

 

Reprinted from Rivermiles.com/mr340/... click here
 

Upcoming Event.... Thursday, Oct 17, 2019

Grafton, IL at Confluence of Illinois and Mississippi Rivers

Hawg Pit Hosting Four Days Of Events........

 

The Hawg Pit (RB File Photo)

 

 

On Thursday, October 17th, The Grafton Chamber of Commerce will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony and Business After Hours from 6 to 8 pm at the Hawg Pit along Grafton's riverfront.  A cash bar is planned, and snacks will be provided.

 

The Hawg Pit is planning on hosting three days of concerts later in the week, including Isaiah Christian & the Rebel Saints on Friday, the Catfish Willie Band on Saturday and Jake Weber & The Lonesome Drifters is scheduled for 1 pm Sunday........

 

Click here to read this news tidbit from thetelegraph.com. 

 

Friday, October 18, 2019

Mississippi River At Louisiana, Missouri

Old Champ Clark Bridge Demolition........

 

At 9 am on Friday, October 18th, a big bang followed by a large splash will mark the beginning of the end of the Old Champ Clark Bridge spanning the Mississippi River at Louisiana, Missouri.

 

The Missouri Department of Transportation reports that truss spans two and three, which are both on the Missouri side of the river, will be dropped into the river simultaneously using explosives.

 

Around two weeks later, truss spans three and four on the Illinois side of the bridge will be dropped in another blast.  The demolition may be watched "live" on the MoDOT Northeast District's Facebook page........

 

Click here to read this news article from whig.com. 

 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Grafton, IL

Witches On The Water.......

 

 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Grafton, IL

Grafton harbor & Grafton Oyster bar

Witches On The Water.......

Reprinted from Grafton Harbor Facebook... click here

 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Paddle Stop Canoe Raffle

Benefit for Missouri River Relief........

 

 

Details

Paddle Stop New Haven is teaming up with Rivermiles & the MR340 to raffle a handmade wooden canoe. This beautiful cedar strip tandem canoe is being handcrafted by Shane Camden, the artisan behind Timber Longboard Co., to celebrate the opening of their new Missouri River destination studio and workshop in New Haven, MO.

Here's the specs -
Length - 16'
Beam - 36"
Estimated Weight - 60 pounds

All proceeds will benefit Missouri River Relief!
Retail Value: $4,000. Fundraising Goal: $6,000.

Tickets are $20 each - click here to purchase your tickets today!
http://bit.ly/canoeraffle-2019

This canoe is a handcrafted family heirloom that you will enjoy for many years. With two seats, it still has plenty of room for a couple kids or dogs. Great boat for floating on lakes or rivers.

The raffle winner will be announced at the award ceremony at the MR340 finish line on Friday, October 18 in St. Charles.

 

Reprinted from Missouri River Relief Facebook... click here

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Con Trios yacht Club

Membership Meeting

RiverBills Place AT Woodland Marina.......

 

 

Click here for more information

 

RiverBills Place

23 Harbor Drive

Woodland Marina

Next to Little John's Marine Service

Click here for Map

Saturday - Sunday, October 19-20, 2019

Grafton Rendezvous

Pool 26 of the Mississippi River at Grafton, IL

 

 

 

Reprinted from Grafton Rendezvous Facebook... click here
 

Cancelled      Cancelled          Cancelled

 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Grafton, IL

Bass Pro/Cabela’s KingKat Classic

 

 

It’s official…… Bass Pro/Cabela’s KingKat Classic is coming to Grafton this fall. The Grafton Chamber of Commerce and KingKat tournament director, Jeremy Coe,reached agreement on terms for a 2 year contract beginning with an October 19,20019 event and then October 3,2020. It will be called the RiverRat King Kat Classic .This will be a one day tournament for the adults and the Sunday following will be the kids tournament. We feel that this will be a tremendous opportunity For the city of Grafton and we look forward to your continued support. Thank you!

 

Reprinted from River Rat Catfish Classic Facebook... click here

Cancelled      Cancelled          Cancelled


 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

River des Peres

Trash Bash........

 

This year's historic flooding showed how trash dropped on the ground ends up in our region's waterways. Help us clear it out before it makes it way to the Mississippi River and beyond. Your efforts will not only help remove trash, you'll also improve water quality and habitat for everyone who lives along the river- that includes us humans!

DATE: Saturday October 19

TIME: 8-8:45am check-in & breakfast
9am-12pm cleanup
12pm-2pm post cleanup celebration at Willmore Park


Select your check-in location when you register; on the day of the event, you will check-in at your chosen location and then be assigned a specific cleanup site nearby.

Willmore Park (7200 Hampton Ave., 63109)
Heman Park Community Center-University City (975 Pennsylvania Ave., 63130)
Hanley Hills City Hall (7713 Utica Dr., 63133)
Lorraine Davis Park-Webster Groves (137 E. Waymire, 63119)
All volunteers get a free breakfast and T-shirt. We hope to see you on October 19!
 

REGISTER FOR TRASH BASH HERE

 

Reprinted from Great Rivers Greenway e-mailing
 

Saturday....Oct 26, 2019

Parrot Heads of the Riverbend

Music Bingo for Backstoppers
Grafton Winery The Vinyards

 

Reposted from Parrot Heads of the RiverBend Facebook... click here

 

Saturday, Sunday....Oct 26 - 27, 2019

Grafton Loading Dock Flea Market....

 

 


November 2019

 

 

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Saturday - Sunday...November 2 - 3, 2019

Grafton Towboat Days- Cancelled........

 

 

 

Reprinted from Enjoy Grafton.com.. click here

November 5, 2019

St. Charles County Port Authority Open House

St. Charles, Mo........

 

 

Reprinted from St. Charles County Port Authority Open House Facebook... click here

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Neighbor Nights

National Great Rivers Research & Education Center

Mississippi River at Alton, IL....

 

Neighbor Nights is a community event series at NGRREC held on the first Tuesday of select months throughout the year. Neighbor Nights is a great time for you, our river neighbor, to come and learn more about the great rivers of the world, the watersheds that feed them, and the communities that use them. It’s also an opportunity to participate in public tours of our LEED certified field station, get behind-the-scenes laboratory access, or enjoy hands-on activities. Limited free food and beverages will be provided.

We are excited to announce that Schlafly Beer will be partnering with NGRREC for our 2019 Neighbor Night series! This means that, while you hear from NGRREC staff about their work and learn about river-related topics, you can enjoy free Schlafly beverages. Both Schlafly Beer and NGRREC are committed to environmental sustainability, so the partnership was a natural fit. And, we can’t wait to bring this partnership to you!

Each month offers something different and highlights a unique project led by one of our researchers, educators, or conservationists, so make sure to check out this year’s topics and come see us for a few of your favorites!

 

Tuesday, November 5...... Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
 

 

 Reprinted from NGRREC...Click here

November 8, 2019

Great Loop Cruising Seminar

Chicago, IL........

 

Reprinted from Great Loop Cruising Facebook... click here

Monday, November 11, 2019

Grafton Ferry

Confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers at Grafton, IL ....

 

 

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The Grafton Ferry will close after Veterans Day on November 11th.

 

We will be open on the 11th from 10am to 6pm and we will be giving all Veterans free ferriage that day.!


Calhoun Ferry Company


 


December 2019

 

 

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Neighbor Nights

National Great Rivers Research & Education Center

Mississippi River at Alton, IL....

 

Neighbor Nights is a community event series at NGRREC held on the first Tuesday of select months throughout the year. Neighbor Nights is a great time for you, our river neighbor, to come and learn more about the great rivers of the world, the watersheds that feed them, and the communities that use them. It’s also an opportunity to participate in public tours of our LEED certified field station, get behind-the-scenes laboratory access, or enjoy hands-on activities. Limited free food and beverages will be provided.

We are excited to announce that Schlafly Beer will be partnering with NGRREC for our 2019 Neighbor Night series! This means that, while you hear from NGRREC staff about their work and learn about river-related topics, you can enjoy free Schlafly beverages. Both Schlafly Beer and NGRREC are committed to environmental sustainability, so the partnership was a natural fit. And, we can’t wait to bring this partnership to you!

Each month offers something different and highlights a unique project led by one of our researchers, educators, or conservationists, so make sure to check out this year’s topics and come see us for a few of your favorites!

 

Tuesday, October 1...... Monitoring Sediments and Nutrients in the Mississippi River

 

 Reprinted from NGRREC...Click here


January 2020

 

 

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January 7, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana

Boating Safety

ABYC Hosting 2020 Marine Law Symposium........

 

The American Boat & Yacht Council has opened registration for the fourth annual Marine Law Symposium, entitled Fire, Explosions and Other Thermal Events.  The symposium will be held on January 7, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

John Adey, ABYC president says that they are pleased to announce the 2020 Marine Law Symposium featuring an outstanding speaker lineup.  Adey adds that attendees will be provided with a unique view of high-profile accidents not discussed on any other venue.

 

The expert speakers will probe critical boat fire investigations and case studies that are affecting today's verdicts.  The schedule will include analysis tools, expert selection strategies and crucial investigation resources that can make the difference between winning and losing........

 

Click here to read this news story from boatingindustry.com.

Thursday, January 9 - Sunday, January 12, 2020

Nashville Boat Show

Music City Center, Nashville, Tennessee....

 

Reprinted from the Nashville Boatshow Facebook page.. click here

 

Thursday, January 30 - Sunday February 2, 2020

St. Louis Sports and Boat Show

America's Center and the Dome....

 

Reprinted from the St. Louis Boat & Sportshow Facebook page.. click here


February 2020

 

 

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Saturday, February 15, 2019

Missouri Department of Conservation

Fish Gigging Season Ends

 

Missouri Fish Gigging Season Ends...

 

To read more click here

 


March 2020

 

 

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May 2020

 

 

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June 2020

 

 

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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


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

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


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