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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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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IL/MO – 20-Mile Great River Road Clean Up

This is the bigger River Road clean up of the season and another great way to get involved with the environment! All ages are encouraged to partake! 1 Mississippi in partnership with the Sierra Club will be hosting this at the Piasa Harbor Pavilion. Volunteer sign-in/breakfast snack: 9am Clean-up: 9:30am-Noon Pre-registration is recommended, and can be done by visiting this link:http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0548aea8283-great You may call...

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Wolfie’s Report on the Barge Bash

It’s Okay, St. Louis: The River is Winning While many in St. Louis hung their heads in defeat after Game 5 of the World Series, a handful of river rats danced on a trash barge near Grafton, Illinois.  Ladies spun to bluegrass.  Hands clapped.  Mark River wiggled. As the waters of two big rivers swirled together belowdeck, and a musicians from The Green Strum Project plucked on a bass guitar that was once a gas tank, we marked...

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