Event Calendar

Mississippi River Sunset Paddle

UPDATE: This event is cancelled due to extreme heat. Please watch for additional Sunset Paddles to be scheduled soon! It's time for our second Sunset Paddle. Route TBD depending on group preference. Please contact Danelle Haake at dhaake@lc.edu if you would like to participate.

Campsite Work Day in Pool 26

Join us as we spruce up our Pool 26 campsites with the US Army Corps of Engineers. While the Rangers mow down the noxious weeds, MRWTA will be on site to pick up trash and lend a hand. We will start in the morning and work until we are tired! RSVP to board@mississippiriverwatertrail.org for more

Team River Runner Weekend

Riverlands West Alton, MO, United States

MRWTA/USACE/Audubon Center will host national members of Team River Runner (TRR) for a weekend of fun at Riverlands. On Saturday, September 9th, TRR will be putting on their annual kayak football game. Come out to cheer on our disabled veterans! On Sunday, September 10th, join us at 10am for the ribbon cutting for the new

Piasa Island Sunset Paddle

Piasa Harbor Boat Launch piasa harbor, elsah, IL

Please come join us THIS THURSDAY, 9/14 as we enjoy a September sunset and say good-bye to our advisory board member, Caia Gillett. Meet at the Piasa Harbor Boat Launch at 6pm. RSVP to Melissa at mjksauter@yahoo.com if you plan to attend. ACA waivers are required if you are not an annual member. If you

National Public Lands Day

Riverlands West Alton, MO, United States

Audubon Center, St. Louis Zoo, and USACE are hosting a first ever bioblitz of Ellis Island. MRWTA has been invited to participate in water (or land) based biological surveys of plants, animals, fungi, and other organisms of the Island and Bay. Please contact Emily.Connor@audubon.org if you would like to participate.

Water Festival at NGRREC

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Help us by working at our MRWTA land-based activity boothhttp://www.ngrrec.org/Education/Children/Water-Festival/http://www.ngrrec.org/Education/Children/Water-Festival/http://www.ngrrec.org/Education/Children/Water-Festival/ on the morning of Friday, September 29th. Introduce students to paddling by helping them try on a PFD, sit in a kayak, or practice paddle strokes. Contact volunteer@mississippiriverwatertrail.org if you are interested in volunteering. Each year, NGRREC’s Water Festival is flooded with hundreds

Meramec Marathon

The Alpine Shop is hosting the annual Meramec River Marathon. Racing or joining the celebration, this 13 and 26 mile paddle is a crowd favorite.  For details and to register, visit Meramec Marathon.

MDC Partner’s Round Table

Springfield, MO

Registration for the 7th annual Missouri Conservation Partners Roundtable is now open! We are excited to be together in-person this year, October 11-12, at the University Plaza Hotel in Springfield. Our theme is “Sharing the Conservation Journey” where we will be focusing on community, challenges, and collaboration on how we can come together with our

Mississippi Meanderings 2024

National Great Rivers Museum Lock and Dam Way, Alton, IL, United States

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. COME OUT and join paddlers and other river people at the annual Mississippi Meanderings event at the National Great Rivers Museum on January 20th. All river people need to get together, especially during the winter. What better opportunity than this annual event with the Mississippi River Water Trail Association. Reserve

2024 Annual Meeting with Member and Volunteer Happy Hour

Dressel's Public House 419 North Euclid, Saint Louis, MO

All members and volunteers are invited to attend our 2024 Annual Meeting at Dressel's Public House in the Central West End, where we will share our 2023 wrap-up report as well as goals and plans for 2024. Mingle with new and old paddling friends, volunteer to help at events, enjoy some complimentary food, then partake