IL/MO | Wood River Watershed Day: Stream Monitoring and Cleanup

2017 Wood River Watershed Day: Stream Monitoring and Cleanup RSVP HERE You are invited to join Illinois RiverWatch and One Mississippi on June 24th in Bethalto for water quality monitoring and trash pickup on Rocky Branch and East Fork of Wood River streams. These streams flow into Wood River Creek, which is on the Illinois EPA’s “impaired streams” list for polluted waters. Your assistance will help determine what the water quality of...

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IL/MO | 6th Annual Riverbend Earth Day Festival

The Nature Institute (TNI) is excited to host the 6th annual Riverbend Earth Day Festival, in partnership with the Great Rivers Land Trust, the Alton Regional CVB, the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center/Lewis and Clark Community College and the Sierra Club: Piasa Palisades Group. This event is FREE and open to all. The event will be held, rain or shine, at Piasa Harbor in Godfrey, Ill, which is located on Route 100 / the Great...

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IL/MO | Alton Citywide Litter Clean-Up

Please join this biannual effort to clean up the streets of our beautiful community! Sierra Club: Piasa Palisades Group and 1 Mississippi volunteers will be working on one location. We will be cleaning the Great River Road from the corner of State and Broadway, up river to the Welcome to Alton sign. This stretch is NOT kid-friendly (Email Sara for kid-friendly sites). Please wear layers and closed toe shoes. We’ll have water, bags,...

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“Do it for the dolphins!”: Relieving Our Rivers One Bag at a Time

Every time I’ve thrown my laptop in my backpack and set off for the Mississippi sunset to put a couple words down, I instead end up with the same blank screen and a green, Missouri Stream Teams bag full of mostly Styrofoam, jugs, broken glass, and the occasional propane tank.  At times, this pattern of distractions has been a curse, especially when I lose track of time, forcing me to rush to the office before the doors lock at 7 P.M.  While...

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IL/MO | Valentine’s Gift to Mother Earth Clean-Up

Join 1 Mississippi and Sierra Club: Piasa Palisades group on February 18th as we celebrate Valentine’s Day by paying respect to Mother Earth via a litter clean up along the mighty Mississippi River. This three hour clean-up will encompass at least two miles of the Great River Road near Clifton Terrace Road.  Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Registration will begin at 8:45 at Clifton Terrace Park accompanied by...

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