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April 2019

 

 

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Tuesday - Friday, April 16 - 19, 2019

Monday - Friday, April 22 - 26, 2019

Living Lands and Waters

Student Workshops on the barge in Alton, IL........

 

Photo courtesy Living Lands and Waters

 

Get ‘em while they’re hot!! We still have TWO spring student educational workshops available!

We’re headed back to Alton, IL to host student educational workshops in our “floating classroom!" We’d love to bring your students aboard and give them a conservational lesson of your choice, and even host a river cleanup! Click the link below to learn more or sign up.

We’ll also be hosting local student educational workshops at Illiniwek Forest Preserve in East Moline, IL! Educators Mike and Meghan cover topics including the importance of pollinator habitats, invasive species, and plastic pollution in our waterways. This is a land-based only event. Click the link below to learn more or sign up....

https://www.livinglandsandwaters.org/what-we-do/education/

 

 

04-18-19

Living lands and Waters Update

Unfortunately we couldn’t not bring our barges or classroom to Alton due to flooding. So our educators are visiting classrooms as well as hosting them at The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center

 

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

Friday...April 19, 2019

Drawinfg for Cardinals Fanstravaganza

Cards Cubs Game ...June 2, 2109

 

 

Win Cardinals tickets and an overnight stay that benefits our Ambulance service.
Grafton Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 403
Grafton, IL 62037

Monday...April 22, 2019

Earth Day

 

 

Earth Day 2019 is an event observed annually on April 22. It is a day held to demonstrate and promote environmental awareness and calls for the protection of our planet. Today, Earth Day, 2019 is celebrated in more than 193 countries each year.

 

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Spring City Wide Litter Clean-up

Alton, IL........

 

 

Details

Please join this biannual effort to clean up the streets of our beautiful community!

Pick up free gloves & bags, and get directions to the areas that need the most attention at these Registration Stations:
• Downtown – 200 W. 3rd Street (corner of 3rd & Belle St.)
• Middletown – Hellrung Park (entrance at 7th & Central Ave.)

Groups are departing at 9am from the following locations:
• Upper Alton – Sherry's Snacks (2500 College Ave.)
• North Alton - Joe K’s Restaurant (2530 State St.)

OR…just clean up your neighborhood & deposit the litter in your own trash & recycle bins!

Reprinted from Alton Main Street Facebook... click here

Saturday...April 27, 2019

Missouri Department of Conservation

Family Fishing Festivals...........

 
MDC and urban fishing partners hosting multiple family fishing festivals April-June to celebrate 50th anniversary

These free events will commemorate the golden anniversary of the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program.

St. LOUIS, Mo.—In 1969 the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program started as a tentative experiment. That first toe in the water has since evolved and grown into a vibrant program which has been bringing fishing close-to-home for St. Louis residents for 50 years.

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.

MDC’s urban fishing partners include the Cities of St. Louis, Ballwin and Ferguson, and St. Louis County. Each festival will be hosted at a program partners’ lake on a Saturday and will run from 8 a.m. to noon. The entire family is welcome, and no advanced registration is necessary. Activities will include free fishing instruction to help give newcomers to the sport a kickstart.

The fishing festivals will take place at the following times and places:

Saturday, April 27
  •South Lake in Willmore Park, St. Louis
  •Jefferson Lake in Forest Park, St. Louis
  •O’Fallon Park Lake, St. Louis


Saturday, May 4
  •Carp and Island Lakes in Suson Park, St. Louis County
  •Fountain Lake in Bellefontaine Park, St. Louis County

Saturday, May 11
  •Vlasis Park Lake, Ballwin

Saturday, June 8
  •January-Wabash Park Lake, Ferguson

MDC will stock additional fish for these special events, so not only will the fishing be fun, but the catching should be good too. A valid Missouri Fishing Permit is required for anglers between the ages of 16 and 65.

For more about the Urban Fishing program, go to https://bit.ly/2Fru9p6.

 

Reprinted form Missouri Department of Conservation e-mailing

Saturday, Sunday....April 27, 28, 2019

Grafton Loading Dock Flea Market....

 

 

Details

We are ready for the start of a great season here in Grafton, IL. Look for us outside in front of the Loading Dock with our great farmhouse decor, arched windows and fun metal signs and animals, and so much more .. all at great prices.
 

Reprinted from Grafton Loading Dock Flea market Facebook... click here


May 2019

 

 

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Upcoming Events

Thursday...May 2, 2019

Con Trios Yacht Club Meet & Greet...........

 

 

Con Trios Yacht Club Facebook... click here

 

Saturday...May 4, 2019

Missouri Department of Conservation

Family Fishing Festivals...........

 
MDC and urban fishing partners hosting multiple family fishing festivals April-June to celebrate 50th anniversary

These free events will commemorate the golden anniversary of the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program.

St. LOUIS, Mo.—In 1969 the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program started as a tentative experiment. That first toe in the water has since evolved and grown into a vibrant program which has been bringing fishing close-to-home for St. Louis residents for 50 years.

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.

MDC’s urban fishing partners include the Cities of St. Louis, Ballwin and Ferguson, and St. Louis County. Each festival will be hosted at a program partners’ lake on a Saturday and will run from 8 a.m. to noon. The entire family is welcome, and no advanced registration is necessary. Activities will include free fishing instruction to help give newcomers to the sport a kickstart.

The fishing festivals will take place at the following times and places:

Saturday, April 27
  •South Lake in Willmore Park, St. Louis
  •Jefferson Lake in Forest Park, St. Louis
  •O’Fallon Park Lake, St. Louis

Saturday, May 4
  •Carp and Island Lakes in Suson Park, St. Louis County
  •Fountain Lake in Bellefontaine Park, St. Louis County


Saturday, May 11
  •Vlasis Park Lake, Ballwin

Saturday, June 8
  •January-Wabash Park Lake, Ferguson

MDC will stock additional fish for these special events, so not only will the fishing be fun, but the catching should be good too. A valid Missouri Fishing Permit is required for anglers between the ages of 16 and 65.

For more about the Urban Fishing program, go to https://bit.ly/2Fru9p6.

 

Reprinted form Missouri Department of Conservation e-mailing

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Opening of Hannibal's Time Capsule

Central Park, Hannibal, Mo....

 


During Hannibal's Sesquicentennial in 1969, residents buried a time capsule. Now, it's time to open it!

 

 

 Reprinted from hannibal2019.com...Click here

Tuesday, May 7, 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, May 7, 2019...... Microplastics in Fresh Waters
 

 

 Reprinted from NGRREC...Click here

Thursday, May 10 - Thursday,17, 2019

Mississippi River Near Alton, Illinois

Great Rivers & Routes Craft Beer Week To Include Collaboration Beer........

 

In honor of the upcoming Great Rivers and Routes Craft Beer Week, which runs from May 10 - 17, five Riverbend craft breweries have partnered up to create a special craft beer, Farmhouse 66.

 

This first-ever collaboration is developing a Saison style beer which is brewed using ingredients sourced exclusively from Illinois.  Farmhouse 66 will only be available at the breweries participating in Great Rivers & Routes Craft Beer Week

 

The head brewers working on Farmhouse 66 include James Roglasky from the Old Bakery Beer Company in Alton, Tracy Hitton with Recess Brewing Company in Edwardsville, Jeffrey Muhlrad from the Peel Brewing Company in Edwardsville, Tor O'Brien with Old Herald Brewery & Distillery in Collinsville and Jason Wood with the Grafton Winery & Brewhaus in Grafton........

 

Click here to read more from thetelegraph.com.

Saturday...May 11, 2019

Con Trios Yacht Club

Past Commodores Party...........

 

 

 

Con Trios Yacht Club Facebook... click here

 

Saturday...May 11, 2019

Missouri Department of Conservation

Family Fishing Festivals...........

 
MDC and urban fishing partners hosting multiple family fishing festivals April-June to celebrate 50th anniversary

These free events will commemorate the golden anniversary of the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program.

St. LOUIS, Mo.—In 1969 the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program started as a tentative experiment. That first toe in the water has since evolved and grown into a vibrant program which has been bringing fishing close-to-home for St. Louis residents for 50 years.

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.

MDC’s urban fishing partners include the Cities of St. Louis, Ballwin and Ferguson, and St. Louis County. Each festival will be hosted at a program partners’ lake on a Saturday and will run from 8 a.m. to noon. The entire family is welcome, and no advanced registration is necessary. Activities will include free fishing instruction to help give newcomers to the sport a kickstart.

The fishing festivals will take place at the following times and places:

Saturday, April 27
  •South Lake in Willmore Park, St. Louis
  •Jefferson Lake in Forest Park, St. Louis
  •O’Fallon Park Lake, St. Louis

Saturday, May 4
  •Carp and Island Lakes in Suson Park, St. Louis County
  •Fountain Lake in Bellefontaine Park, St. Louis County

Saturday, May 11
  •Vlasis Park Lake, Ballwin


Saturday, June 8
  •January-Wabash Park Lake, Ferguson

MDC will stock additional fish for these special events, so not only will the fishing be fun, but the catching should be good too. A valid Missouri Fishing Permit is required for anglers between the ages of 16 and 65.

For more about the Urban Fishing program, go to https://bit.ly/2Fru9p6.

 

Reprinted form Missouri Department of Conservation e-mailing

May 17-18, 2019

OkoumeFest...21st Annual Small Boat Rendezvous
Chesapeake Bay, Annapolis, Maryland....

 

Mark your calendars, wooden boat lovers and builders: Chesapeake Light Craft will present its 21st annual small boat rendezvous on Friday and Saturday, May 17-18, 2019.

"Okoume" is the plantation-grown African hardwood used in tens of thousands of CLC's build-your-own-boat kits. OkoumeFest features an open house with technical seminars on Friday at the CLC plant in Annapolis, and on Saturday an on-the-water rendezvous at Matapeake State Park on Kent Island. This event is RAIN OR SHINE. Please note that if thunderstorms are detected nearby we'll bring the boats off the water
 

 Reprinted from clcboats.com.. click here

 

May 11, 2019

National Great Rivers Research Center
RiverWatch Spring 2019 Workshop Alton....

 

When
Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM CDT

Where
National Great Rivers Res. and Educ. Center
One Confluence Way
Alton, IL 62024

Contact
Charlie Blake
National Great Rivers Research and Education Center
618-468-2784
cablake@lc.edu

 

 

RiverWatch Spring 2019 Workshop Alton

The Illinois RiverWatch Network is a statewide, non-profit, volunteer stream monitoring program. Volunteers are trained and certified as “Citizen Scientists” to monitor and protect a local stream. Upon completing training and becoming certified, volunteers adopt a stream site and examine indicators of water quality like stream habitat and the diversity of macroinvertebrates. This workshop will take place at the address above.

This workshop is primarily for adults (18+) and 4-H members. Kids under the age of 18 are allowed to attend with an adult chaperone, and are not required to register, but do need to be noted on their chaperone's registration form.

Special instructions for 4-H members. 4-H members must select "payment by check" and list their organization as their 4-H group so that the Illinois 4-H office can pay your registration fee.

Registration and Payment Deadline. Registration and payment must be made by one week before the event to secure your seat and materials for the workshop. Anyone registering or paying after this date is not guaranteed admittance.

Payment Refund Policy. Workshop registration payments are fully refundable (-2% processing fee if paying by credit card) if refund is requested by one week before the event. Refunds requested within one week before the event WILL NOT be granted.
 


 

 Reprinted from National Great Rivers Research & Education Center... click here

 

Upcoming Events.... May 16, 2019

Mississippi River at Downtown St. Louis

Riverboats at Gateway Arch

Billy Peek Blues Cruise........

 

 

www.gatewayarch.com
(Always sells out early, get your tickets early!)
Always a great time cruising up/down the river for the "Blues Cruise"! Cash bar, concessions available. Boarding time 8:00pm. Info, tickets call (877) 982-1410 or online ticket booking at www.gatewayarch.com. (Events link below):

https://tickets.gatewayarch.com/webstore/shop/viewItems.aspx?cg=cat&c=RBC

www.billypeek.com

 

Reprinted from www.gatewayarch.com

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Vessel Safety Check

Grafton Harbor at Confluence of Mississippi and Illinois Rivers....

 


 

 Reprinted from Grafton Harbor Facebook page... click here

 

The Nina and Pinta at the Loading Dock in 2011

 

 

May 24-June 2, 2019

The Nina and Pinta Replica Tours

The Loading Dock at Grafton, IL
Confluence of Illinois and Mississippi Rivers....

 

The Nina and Pinta, replicas of Christopher Columbus' ships, will be open to the public for touring! Archaeology magazine has called The Nina the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built. While in the port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk aboard self-guided tour.

Tour Hours: Daily 9am to 6pm
May 24 - June 2, 2019

General Admission:
$8.50 Adults
$7.50 Seniors (age 60+)
$6.50 Age 5-16 (not in a school group)
FREE - Age 4 & Under

*Group & School Tours:
Minimum of 15 people,
$5 per person

*Teachers or organizations wishing to book a 30-minute guided tour with a crew member should call (787) 672-2152.

http://www.thenina.com

 

Reprinted from The Loading Dock Facebook Page..click here

May 20-22, 2019

The Inland Marine Expo
The Dome @ America’s Center....

 

The Inland Marine Expo isn’t just a tradeshow, it’s a homecoming for the hard-working and dedicated inland community. Make plans to catch up with your brown water family at IMX2019.

 

IMX2019 is proudly produced by The Waterways Journal, which has served as the news journal of record for the towing and barge industry on the inland waterways of the United States. From CEO's to deckhands, the Journal is the trusted news source for over 16,000 readers.

At IMX2019, you can expect three days of networking, new ideas and collaboration!
•With two exhibit days, you'll be able to connect with over 250 exhibitors who cater to the inland and intercoastal commercial marine industry.
•Learn from top industry experts and nationally recognized speakers and stay current on regulatory issues by attending education sessions, training opportunities and new product/ service showcases.
•Join us for networking events around St. Louis to reconnect with friends and build new relationships within the inland community.
 

 Reprinted from Inland Marine Expo Facebook page... click here

 

Saturday, Sunday...May 25, 26, 2019..

Twain on Main Festival
Mississippi River at Hannibal, Mo....

 

Reposted from Twain On Main Facebook.. click here


 

May 25, 26, 27, 2019.. Memorial Day Weekend

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort
Palisades Bar & Grill Grand Reopening....

 

My River Home- Memorial Day Celebration- Crabfest, live music all weekend-specials May 25-26-27


 

May 31 - June 2019

Lake of the Ozarks

APBA Offshore Champion Series....

 

    Details
    2nd race of the World Championship Series

 

Reprinted from Lake Of The Ozarks - APBA Offshore Champion Series... click here


 


June 2019

 

 

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June 1 thru July 3, 2019

Starved Lock and Dam Closure

Illinois River

 

Starved Rock & Marseilles Lock and Dam – Bulkhead Recess Installation
• Partial Closure scheduled June 1 through July 3 and July 8 through Aug. 16
- 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 Aug. 16 through Aug.30
 

 Reprinted from the US Army Corps of Engineers... click here

Saturday, June 1, 2019

2019 River Road Run and Toy Drive For Children’s Hospital

Pool 26 of the Mississippi River

 

 

It’s that time of year where we gather our friends and family for run up the great river road in our hot rods

 

 

Reprinted from

2019 river road run and toy drive for children’s hospital Facebook page... click here

 

June 5, 2019 Deadline To Enter

St. Louis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Life Cell Box Giveaway.....

Please Wear It is giving away a Life Cell Box to one lucky winner! Click the link below to enter!

http://swee.ps/jctgMqlID
ONE winner will be randomly selected. To enter you must be 18 or over. While supplies last everyone that enters will receive a Life Jackets Worn...Nobody Mourns campaign t-shirt. Deadline to enter is June 5, 2019.

 

ONE winner will be randomly selected. To enter you must be 18 or over. While supplies last everyone that enters will receive a Life Jackets Worn...Nobody Mourns campaign t-shirt. Deadline to enter is June 5, 2019.
 

 

Reprinted from St. Louis District, US Army Corps of Engineers.. click here

Upcoming Events... June 7 - 9, 2019

Mississippi River at Hannibal, Mo

Corps of Discovery Keelboat Encampment........

 

Photo courtesy Hannibal, Mo 200 Bicentennial

 

Time & Location
‎Jun‎ ‎07‎ ‎9‎:‎00‎ ‎AM – ‎Jun‎ ‎09‎ ‎9‎:‎00‎ ‎PM
Hannibal, Hannibal, MO 63401, USA

About the Event
The Corps of Discovery re-enactors will bring their keelboat to Hannibal in honor of the early explorers, Lewis & Clark, who were at the forefront of westward expansion. The keelboat will be docked on the riverfront, and the volunteers will be camped nearby. This exhibition includes daily demonstrations of life as it was in 1803, including the ceremonial raising and lowering of the flag each day. An artifacts tent will feature furs, skulls, and other artifacts like the original Corps sent back to Thomas Jefferson. Join us for this hands-on demonstration of history! Learn more here

 

Reprinted from Hannibal, Mo 200 Bicentennial.. click here
 

Saturday...June 8, 2019

Missouri Department of Conservation

Family Fishing Festivals...........

 
MDC and urban fishing partners hosting multiple family fishing festivals April-June to celebrate 50th anniversary

These free events will commemorate the golden anniversary of the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program.

St. LOUIS, Mo.—In 1969 the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program started as a tentative experiment. That first toe in the water has since evolved and grown into a vibrant program which has been bringing fishing close-to-home for St. Louis residents for 50 years.

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.

MDC’s urban fishing partners include the Cities of St. Louis, Ballwin and Ferguson, and St. Louis County. Each festival will be hosted at a program partners’ lake on a Saturday and will run from 8 a.m. to noon. The entire family is welcome, and no advanced registration is necessary. Activities will include free fishing instruction to help give newcomers to the sport a kickstart.

The fishing festivals will take place at the following times and places:

Saturday, April 27
  •South Lake in Willmore Park, St. Louis
  •Jefferson Lake in Forest Park, St. Louis
  •O’Fallon Park Lake, St. Louis

Saturday, May 4
  •Carp and Island Lakes in Suson Park, St. Louis County
  •Fountain Lake in Bellefontaine Park, St. Louis County

Saturday, May 11
  •Vlasis Park Lake, Ballwin

Saturday, June 8
  •January-Wabash Park Lake, Ferguson


MDC will stock additional fish for these special events, so not only will the fishing be fun, but the catching should be good too. A valid Missouri Fishing Permit is required for anglers between the ages of 16 and 65.

For more about the Urban Fishing program, go to https://bit.ly/2Fru9p6.

 

Reprinted form Missouri Department of Conservation e-mailing

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Big Fish Ball

Westin Chicago River North

 

 


Add June 11 to your calendar and join us! It's our 14th annual Big Fish Ball, Friends' signature fundraising event that supports our mission to improve and protect the Chicago River system for people, plants and animals.

This year's fun, colorful, summer party on the river is scheduled for Tuesday, June 11 at the Westin Chicago River North, 320 N. Dearborn St., Chicago from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event includes the opportunity to engage with amazing river wildlife, sip some delicious cocktails, enjoy a three-course dinner plus a chance to win incredible raffle packages and bid on silent auction and live auction prizes. Be a big fish so you and future generations can have a healthier and cleaner river!

The Big Fish Ball promises to be a wonderful night as Friends celebrates our 40th anniversary this year and all of the successes to date. A magical river cruise, available for an additional fee, will cap off this memorable evening.

Tickets are on sale now at http://bit.ly/BigFishBall2019. For sponsorship opportunities, table purchases and raffle donations, please contact Kim Olsen-Clark at kolsenclark@chicagoriver.org.

 

 

Reprinted from Friends of the Chicago River e-mailing

 

June 14 -17, 2019

Illinois Free Fishing Days

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Illinois DNR Newsbits......

 

Reminder to anglers and would-be anglers that Illinois Free Fishing Days will be during the Father’s Day weekend on June 14-17

 

Reprinted from Illinois Department of Natural Resources Facebook.. click here
 

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Kaskaskia River Run 2018 ( Boating Event)

Kaskaskia River / Mississippi River

 

 

Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 11 AM – 6 PM

Kaskaskia River Marina/Campgrounds
1 HARBOR POINT DRIVE, New Athens, Illinois 62264


We are excited to announce that this year All donations made will be going to Shiners Hospital for Children.


!!PLEASE SHARE!!

June 15, 2019
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.

Please be Responsible and Obey the No wake zones as the Run will go through many of them & Also the Lock & Damn Rules. We are hoping for another great turnout and weather again!

If you or your company is interested in Donating please reach out to me. All donations that will be made will have your company logo on the back of the shirt.

All Tshirts Sold 100% of Donations will be going to Shriners Hospital for Children.

--More info on the Tshirts coming soon---

More details on the event will be posted to event page and website as they come in.
Please also visit www.KaskaskiaRiverRun.info

Also like our Boating page on Facebook Kaskaskia River Boat crew
 

 

 Reprinted from Kaskaskia River Run Facebook page... click here

 

Friday, June 21, 2019

Mississippi River At Alton, Illinois

Amphitheater Hosting Steve Miller, Marty Stuart........

 

Officials recently made the first concert announcement for the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater's 2019 concert season.  The Steve Miller Band and Marty Stuart will be coming to Alton in June.

 

The legendary performers will be performing at the Amphitheater, which is a short walk from the Alton Marina, on June 21, 2019. 

 

The show is described as "An Amazing Evening of Original American Music - Classic Rock Meets Classic Country".  Tickets will go on sale on Friday........

 

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

Click here to visit the Liberty bank Alton Amphitheater website for more information.

 

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Mississippi River at Hannibal, Mo

Cardboard Boat Races......

 

Registration deadline is June 14 for the Cardboard Boat Races.
The fourth annual Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department Cardboard Boat races will be June 22 at the Hannibal Aquatic Center. Last year there were 17 boats in the event. Waivers must be signed for each passenger.
Boat check-in is 8 a.m., with the first launch at 9 a.m. Each boat must have two passengers, ages 6-16. Rules are on the hannibalparks website and available at the HPR office, 320 Broadway. The entire boat and oars must be made of cardboard.
Trophies will be awarded to winners in the following categories:
• Fastest Boat
• Titanic Award
• Best Decorated
Rules are available on www.hannibalparks.org.

 

Reprinted from Hannibal Parks & Recreation Facebook page... click here

 

Saturday, June 22, 2109

Dragon Boat Festival

Creve Coeur Lake, Maryland Heights, Mo

 


Register for the 13th Annual Gateway Dragon Boat Festival on June 22, 2019 for teambuilding and fitness fun! Featuring great food trucks, music, kids activities and more. Proceeds benefit Operation Family Help, providing financial assistance to people with medical needs

 

 Reprinted from Dragon Boat Festival Facebook... click here

 

   Upcoming Event....  June 22, 2019

   The Longest Day

   Alzheimer's Association

   Pool 26 River Crawl For The Cure........

 

 

 

Click flyer to enlarge

 

Click here for website

 

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Missouri Department Of Conservation

Bullfrog & Green Frog Season Begins ........

 

June 30 at Sunset - Oct. 31, 2019

 


July 2019

 

 

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Save The Date.... Saturday, July 6, 2019

Grafton Fireworks

Pool 26 at the Confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi River

 

 

 

Saturday, July 6th, 2019

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort
Fireworks Display....

 

 

 

 

 

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort Fireworks Display


 

 

Save The Date... Saturday July 6, 2019

Froge's Bar & Grill

Portage des Sioux, Mo

 

Reprinted from Froge's bar & Grill Facebook ... click here

 

July 8 thru Aug 16, 2019

Starved Lock and Dam Closure

Illinois River

 

Starved Rock & Marseilles Lock and Dam – Bulkhead Recess Installation
• Partial Closure scheduled June 1 through July 3 and July 8 through Aug. 16
- 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 Aug. 16 through Aug.30
 

 Reprinted from the US Army Corps of Engineers... click here

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort
Poker Run....

 

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort Poker Run


 

 

Saturday...July 27, 2019

Pool 26 of the Mississippi River

Benefit for the 2019 Blessing of the Fleet

Grafton Harbor

 

 

BENEFIT for the Blessing

Grafton Harbor at 1pm, on July 27th, 2019 

 


August 2019

 

 

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Upcoming Events..... Aug 3, 2019

Reggae on the River

Two Branch Island

Pool 26 of the Mississippi River......

 

 

Click here for more info

 

Aug 16 thru Aug 30, 2019

Starved Lock and Dam Closure

Illinois River

 

Starved Rock & Marseilles Lock and Dam – Bulkhead Recess Installation
• Partial Closure scheduled June 1 through July 3 and July 8 through Aug. 16
- 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 Aug. 16 through Aug.30
 

 Reprinted from the US Army Corps of Engineers... click here

Pool 26 of the Mississippi River

Blessing of the Fleet

August 17, 2019

 

 

Ahoy to all our seaworthy friends...

I am Rick Flier, President if the Blessing of the Fleet STL and it's time again this year for our celebration of the 62nd year of our organization and the gala events that keep the spirit alive and well throughout our boating community.
As in the past few years, under the leadership of Darryll and Maureen Weil, we are contacting our great friends and businesses to see if donations for the BENEFIT for the Blessing, taking place at Grafton Harbor at 1pm, on July 27th, 2019 would be possible.


The Blessing parade will start at 1pm, on August 17th, 2019 with lead boats leaving from The Yacht Club of St Louis and heading downstream, and leaving from Alton Marina and heading upstream, to join at the Our Lady of the River shrine at 2:15pm for commencement of the ceremony. As always, decorated boats will be judged as they pass by the judge's stand - the theme has yet to be determined but notification will be made to everyone as soon as that has been established. Your generous donations and support have helped keep the heartbeat alive and active and hopefully we can count on you to help this year as well.

Sincerely,
Rick Flier
President
Blessing of the Fleet, Inc.
314-829-0600

 

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Saturday, August 31st, 2019

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort
Summer Bike Rally....

 

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort Summer Bike Rally


 

 

September 2019

 

 

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Tuesday, September 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, June 4, 2019...... Dragonfly Conservation
 

 

 Reprinted from NGRREC...Click here

Friday - Sunday, September 13 - 15, 2019

Quincy Antique Outboard Show
Pool 21 of the Mississippi River at Quincy, IL

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Mississippi Earthtones Festival 2019

300-500 E. Broadway, Alton, IL
 

 

Details

The Mississippi Earthtones Festival, co-organized by Alton Main Street and the Sierra Club, is a celebration of our river through art, music, and conservation. This 13th Annual event falls on September 21st, and will attract thousands of people to Broadway, where the street will be closed to traffic between Alton Street and Langdon Street from Noon until 10:00 p.m.

There will be several agencies on hand to teach consumers how to incorporate more sustainable practices into their daily lives, along with companies featuring Earth-friendly products and services. A variety of fun and educational activities are planned for families. Dozens of local artisans will offer their nature-inspired, hand-made, and environmentally-friendly wares. Wind-powered music will fill the air throughout the day! Come hungry because there will be a great selection of local food & beverages on site. Broadway businesses are preparing to roll out the red carpet for the crowd, and a number of shops will have displays and merchandise on the sidewalk.

There is ample parking for festival attendees in the Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market parking lot, located at 501 Landmarks Blvd.; guests can simply walk across the pedestrian bridge directly to the event.

This festival is held annually on the 3rd Saturday in September, as part of the State of Illinois’ “It’s Our River Day” initiative to celebrate Illinois watersheds through education, recreation and conservation
 

 

 Reprinted from Mississippi Earthtones Festival 2019  Click here

 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

River Riot 2019
Froge's Bar & Grill

Portage des Sioux, Mo........

 

Reprinted from River Riot Facebook... click here

 


October 2019

 

 

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Tuesday, October 1, 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...... Swarovski Waterschool Student Engagement
 

 

 Reprinted from NGRREC...Click here

Saturday, Sunday.. October 5th & 6th, 2019

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort
Rat Rally....

 

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort Summer Rat Rally


 

 

Saturday.. October 12th, 2019

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort
Customer Appreciation Day....

 

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort Customer Appreciation Day


 

 

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
 

Saturday.. October 26th, 2019

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort
Halloween Party....

 

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort Halloween Party


 

 


November 2019

 

 

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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


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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Thursday, January 30 - Sunday February 2, 2020

St. Louis Sports and Boat Show

America's Center and the Dome....

 

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