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September 2018

Firecracker Race

September 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lincoln Shield, West Alton, MO 63386 United States + Google Map

April 2019

Earth Day Festival

April 27 - April 28
Forest Park, 5595 Grand Dr
St. Louis, MO 63112 United States
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MRWT is excited about being a part of the St. Louis Earth Day Festival. We will be onsite at a booth.

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May 2019

Paddle Festival

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Riverlands West Alton, MO 63386 United States + Google Map

UPDATE: Due to high water on the Mississippi River, Paddlefest has been cancelled for 2019. We'll be back in 2020 bigger and better than ever! Come out and experience Riverlands PADDLE FESTIVAL this year on Saturday May 18th!  This is a FAMILY FRIENDLY event.  We will have several boats available for you to choose from.  Some of those include: KAYAKS CANOES SUP (3) VOYAGER CANOES PADDLE FESTIVAL is held at Riverlands in West Alton MO, just across the river from…

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June 2019

Life Outside Festival

June 8
Creve Coeur Park, 13725 Marine Avenue
Maryland Heights, MO 63146 United States
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The Life Outside festival brings together area businesses, nonprofits and clubs to offer activities for people of all ages. Attendees can see, try and learn ways to spend more of their lives outside. Free activities include tree climbing, kayaking lessons, birdwatching, rock climbing, stand up paddle boarding, nature crafts and activities for kids, walks and bike rides throughout the day, gardening and yoga

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Safety Facilitator Class

June 15
Cuivre River State Park, 678 Missouri Highway 147
Troy, MO 63379 United States
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VENUE CHANGE DUE TO FLOODING! We will be at Cuivre River State Park in Troy, Missouri instead of Riverlands in West Alton, Missouri. Camping is available at the park if you let us know at least a week in advance at greatriverwatertrail@gmail.com. Would you like to be able to reenter your kayak if you fall out?  Maybe you are good in your boat but would you feel more comfortable in a race if you knew safe ways to help a…

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River Soundings 2019 (Partner Event)

June 26 @ 12:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Jones Visitor Center, Forest Park, 5595 Grand Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63112 United States
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This River Soundings Conference will feature lectures and panel discussions from scientists, regulators, and environmental activists. The conference is focused on river policies around St. Louis, including flood control, river restoration, floodplain development, and much more. The keynote speaker this year is Chad Pregracke, founder of Living Lands and Waters. The event is hosted by Great Rivers Habitat Alliance, Greenway Network, Inc., the Missouri Coalition for the Environment, the Great Rivers Environmental Law Center, the Missouri Sierra Club, and the…

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July 2019

Volunteer Appreciation Paddle

July 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Riverlands West Alton, MO 63386 United States + Google Map

Our VOLUNTEERS and Advisory Members will be invited to paddle with us at Riverlands and watch the Alton riverfront fireworks.  There will be food and drink and this is our opportunity to spend quality time with all of you, enjoy the water, and show our appreciation for what you do for us throughout the year.

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Kayaking for a Day at Drost Park

July 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Drost Park Maryville, IL 62062 United States + Google Map

On Saturday July 6th at Drost Park, part of Maryville Parks and Rec, will invite everyone to kayak with the help of Mississippi River Water Trail and a number of members from the St Louis Canoe and Kayak Association, Team River Runner, and Alpine Shop.  This free event will be held from 12 noon to 5pm at Pavilion #1 and on the Drost Lake. After an orientation of basic kayaking and safety issues, participants will be able to try out…

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