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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CANCELLED IL/MO | MLK Day of Service: River Road Clean-Up

Sorry for the bad news, but due to the impending rain on Monday morning, we must cancel the cleanup.   We will have another one on February 18th, so stay tuned! What is the MLK Day of Service? Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'” Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve...

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