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Race for the Rivers (and other stuff, too!) is August 23

Logo_R4R_no_dateActivities: Paddle races, bike rides and races and a big environmental and outdoors festival.
Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014
Time: Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., Festival starts at 11:00 a.m.
Place: Frontier Park, (850 Riverside Drive) in historic St. Charles

What to expect: Whether you’re an avid paddler looking to get in on a competitive river race, or simply in search of laid-back family fun, Race for the Rivers 2014 is the event you’ve been searching for! With water education, restoration and recreation as the focus, The Greenway Network is set to stage their eighth annual Missouri River paddling event on the weekend of August 23, 2014. A drawing will also be held for a new Chevy Sonic donated by Poage Chevrolet.

greenwaynetworkIt’s for a good cause: The Race for the Rivers is the primary fundraising event for Greenway Network, an all-volunteer organization promoting clean water through research, restoration, education and recreation programs. Each year, Greenway Network helps remove tons of trash, plants thousands of native plants and puts hundreds of people on the water to experience our great rivers first hand. 

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For more information: Visit www.racefortherivers.org

25th-ST_Logo-Color-Final(white-center)Race your favorite vessel or attend the festival to get your very own stamp on your very own Stream Team 25th Anniversary Passport. We’ll give you a cooler once you attend five events, and for every event you go to, we’ll enter your name to win a kayak or other prizes. Too bad you can’t race it this year, but there’s always next year…

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6th Annual Water Quality Monitoring Outing at Montauk State Park

Let it be known, by formal declaration of Stream Team 31, the Ozark Fly Fishers, 2014 is … (bum bada bum!) The Year of the Stonefly! An auspicious year. A year of promise. An indicator of most excellent water quality.

That’s the hope, the spirit, of this weekend’s 25th Anniversary outing.

ozark_pinActivities: Enjoy camaraderie, take a fly tying class, eat barbecue, work on your fly casting with a certifie​d casting instructor, learn about Tenkara (Japanese style fly fishing) on stream, win a raffle prize, and have some ice cream at the end of the day. Whew!
Date: July 11 & 12, 2014
Place: Montauk State Park, Salem
Friday: 6:00 p.m. at the Searcy Building
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. at the new pavilion
8:30 p.m. at the Searcy Building

What to expect: We kick off Friday evening the 11th at 6:00 pm at the Searcy Building. Dr. Barry Poulton of the USGS will present a program on the natural history of the Stonefly.

Following Dr. Poulton’s presentation at 7:00 pm, Mark Van Patten, MDC Stream Biologist and host of the PBS TV seriesThe Tying Bench, will present a fly tying class. This class will be dedicated to the imitative forms of the Stonefly. If you do not know how to tie and would like to learn, Mark will provide expert instruction, along with the equipment and materials needed for tying these flies.

Everyone is welcome to attend. If you are unfamiliar with Stream Team, Stream Team staff will be on hand to mentor and answer any questions that you may have.

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For more information: contact Scott Darrough at 314-560-1335 or swdarrough@yaho​o.com Registration is required so that adequate food preparations can be made.

25th-ST_Logo-Color-Final(white-center)Summer is the perfect time to get your family out in the streams. We put a little icing on the cake (and serve up the cake!) with “25 Days of Stream Team,” more than 25 special events that celebrate the good work of our volunteers. Did we mention there are prizes for attending? There are. They’re great prizes. You’re welcome.

“Know Your Watershed” Festival in Harrisonville June 28

Activities: Experts will show you the ways of water, from hydrology to plants to policy. Gain new knowledge AND new friends who care about water just as much as you do!
Date: Saturday, June 28
Time: 7:30-11:30 a.m.
Place: Harrisonville Square

The 3rd Annual “Know Your Watershed” festival in Harrisonville may not be as big as Bonnaroo, but don’t let that stop you from rocking out to the sounds of your favorite stream!  Representatives from the South Grand River Watershed Alliance, the City of Harrisonville, the Missouri Department of Conservation and others will sprawl over Harrisburg Square, ready to teach YOU about local waterways.

High note of your summer? We think so.

Attendees will learn about:

  • The importance of keeping rain where it falls and how streams buffered by native trees, rain gardens, rain barrels, and native plant landscapes help to keep stormwater runoff pollutants out of our streams.
  • Actions individuals, businesses, and government entities can take to address stormwater runoff. 
  • The function of wetlands for water quality and quantity.
  • Threats that invasive exotic plants and animals pose to the health of watersheds. 
  • Urban and rural nonpoint source pollution, rain barrels, and more.
  • Demonstrations showing how streams function, including an interactive stream table!

(sidenote: while you’re visiting the Harrisonville Square, maybe you can buy its buildings from a bank robber–strange but true!)

Directions:

For more information: Visit http://www.sgrwa.org/, call (816) 758-6708, or email contactinfo@sg​rwa.org.