IA – Mississippi Trails Hiking Club

Join us on Saturday afternoons for a hike highlighting the beauty of our great river in the Dubuque area. We always carry a litter pick-up bag & leave our trails better than we found them! The club’s President Cinda Welu has written “River of Eagles Dreams” to share her love for the River. Contact Cinda at tcwelu@mchsi.com for more information on the upcoming...

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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 | Mission:Clean Stream/GM Earth Day

Three Great Events. One Amazing Day VOLUNTEER Mission: Clean Stream. You can have a direct impact on the quality of the rivers and streams in your neighborhood. Sign up and come out to pick up trash and recyclables. Dress for the weather. Wear sturdy shoes. Bring a water bottle. See how fast your trash bag fills up and see how much better things look because you came out. LEARN GM Earth Day. Visit the festival at the heart of Mission Clean...

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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 – Riverbend Earth Day River Road Clean Up

1 Mississippi and the Piasa Palisades group of the Sierra Club are proud to announce the Great River Road Clean Up. The three hour clean-up will encompass several miles of the Great River Road up and downstream of Piasa Harbor. Registration will begin at 9:00 accompanied by snacks and warm beverages (RSVP HERE). Trash bags and gloves will be provided. Please wear warm clothing and bring a bottle of water. This clean-up will be the first...

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