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Shop At Select Whole Foods Markets On July 26 And 5% Will Go To Trailnet

In the latest Trailnet newsletter, information about an upcoming fundraiser was released. We thought it would be of interest to many of our readers. Trailnet is an advocacy organization that focuses on “Making walking and biking in St. Louis better for everyone.”

You can sign up for Trailnet news and information on their website (bottom right corner is a “Sign up for news and updates” section.) Link to Trailnet’s website HERE.

Fundraiser information from Trailnet:

“Whole Foods Market is a wonderful Trailnet partner. In 2016 Trailnet participated in their “One Dime at a Time” campaign and raised close to $10,000. Now we are honored to have been selected for their 5% Day Community Support program. Sarah Christensen, Whole Foods Market’s Community Engagement Marketing Manager for the Midwest, said, “It is a great time to partner again since it’s Trailnet’s 30th anniversary year and active transportation advocacy is more important than ever.”  Shop at any of the three locations Brentwood, CWE, and Town & Country on Thursday, July 26th, and Whole Foods will donate 5% of your total purchase to Trailnet.”

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Introduce Your Babies & Toddlers To How Much FUN Nature Can Be!

Photo by MDC Staff, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation.

The Missouri Department of Conservation’s Rockwoods Reservation hosts programs for infants and toddlers this Summer!

“Babes in the Woods” programs will be held from 10-11 a.m. each third Wednesday of the month through September.  MDC naturalists will focus on a new topic each month.  Each session will include hands-on touch tables, song time, outdoor walks, story time, and more.  Siblings are welcome to attend, too.

Each “Babes in the Woods” program is free, but advanced online registration is required. Click HERE for registration details.

Find more information about the program and event dates below.

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West Lake Community Meeting – Spread The Word!

Just Moms STL will update the community with the latest information concerning the West  Lake Landfill. Everyone in the St. Louis region should be concerned and educate themselves about the issue involving tons of nuclear waste buried in a North St. Louis County landfill that has an underground fire burning next door.

When: Thursday, June 21, at 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Where: John Calvin Presbyterian Church of Bridgeton
12567 Natural Bridge Rd, Bridgeton, Missouri 63044

Information posted by Just Moms STL about the meeting in an event Facebook post:  “We have some updates we need to share, but most importantly to those that have lived/live around West Lake Landfill, specifically those that grew up in Carrollton or Spanish Village area. We have created a health survey and we NEED your input!!! We really need people to physically show up at this meeting. Please take an hour and a half out of your time and attend this important meeting.”

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Annual Katy Trail Ride Will Host 300 Bicyclists Beginning June 18

Interested in a bike ride? Check out this information from Missouri State Parks.
On Monday, June 18, approximately 300 bicyclists will begin a 232-mile journey from St. Charles to Clinton on the Katy Trail State Park for the 18th Annual Katy Trail Ride. This year’s participants range in age from 8 to 89 and come from 29 states and one Canadian Province.

Hosted by Missouri State Parks and the Missouri State Parks Foundation, the five-day Katy Trail Ride has been an annual event since 2001 and has achieved national and international acclaim. The ride takes cyclists along the scenic Missouri River and through the historic towns that developed along the river and the former Missouri-Kansas-Texas (MKT or Katy) Railroad, the predecessor to the Katy Trail.

See more information and the event itinerary below.

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MOBOT Hosts Green Living Festival, June 2

Interested in spending some time learning to “Live Green?” You’re in luck! Spend some time at the Missouri Botanical Garden for an event that allows for hands-on learning about sustainable and healthy lifestyles.

The Green Living Festival will be held, Saturday, June 2, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.and is included with Missouri Botanical Garden admission. The event will be held rain or shine.

Find more about the festival below.

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Sustainability: An International Lens Summer Lunch & Learn Series

Webster University Sustainability presents a summer Lunch & Learn series – “Sustainability: An International Lens”

From May 30 to August 1, learn about strategies and solutions being created and used right here in our local community to impact environmental, social and economic sustainability on a global scale.

These events are FREE and box lunches will be provided. After the final session on August 1st, attendees will be entered into a drawing to win a free copy of Missouri Harvest: A Guide to Growers and Producers in the Show-Me State. Attendees will receive an entry into the raffle for each session attended. The presenting sponsor of the event is Automatic Control Equipment Systems, Inc.

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Become A Citizen Scientists At Powder Valley Nature Center Bioblitz May 11-12

Photo by MDC Staff, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is holding a two-day Bioblitz event at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center in Kirkwood May 11-12. The event is FREE and open to the public.

A bioblitz is an intense biological survey performed by scientists, naturalists and volunteers to document all the living species within a given area.  Participants conduct an intensive field study during a compressed time period which provides scientists and land managers a snapshot of the natural health and diversity of an area.

The Powder Valley Bioblitz will take place Friday, May 11, from 6:30 to 11 p.m., and Saturday, May 12, from 7 a.m.-2 p.m., enabling participants to sample both nocturnal and daytime creatures. Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center is located at 11715 Cragwold Road, near the intersection of I-44 and I-270.

Bioblitzers will become scientists for a day as they explore the diverse plants and animals around the nature center while providing helpful information to MDC naturalists.

Find out more about the bioblitz below.

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Tillman Ignite Spring Jamboree April 14

Don’t miss the SPRING JAMBOREE at Tillman, Saturday, April 14!

“Tillman will host an IGNITE community event from 4:00-8:00pm! We are inviting everyone from the surrounding community to join. No need to RSVP, just show up!”

Schedule of events:

4:00-6:00pm • Build! A variety of projects to enhance the new space, including the installation of rain barrels and birdhouses decorated by Tillman students, building raised beds and maybe doing some plant installation.

5:00-7:00pm • Learn! Student Led Tours will take place at 5:00 and 5:30 during the Jamboree. Look for the Tour Guides in the red shirts! 

Community Resources Expo–Exhibitors that have resources for schools engaged in outdoor education as well as some folks that offer resources for folks who live in the neighborhood and want to know more about ethical land care. View the list of organizations attending the event.

6:00-8:00pm • Party! Party! Listen to 3rd Floor (Kelly Judge’s band), visit food trucks, take tours of the new learning space, dance, and play!
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What Is The Future Of The STL Transit System? Join CMT & STL Regional Chamber On 4/27

Join Citizens for Modern Transit & the St. Louis Regional Chamber for an update on the Metro Reimagined Study underway looking at a redesign of the St. Louis transit system to meet the needs of the changing community.  Hear from Metro’s Director of Planning Jessica Mefford Miller on what the analysis is saying about possible changes needed to the St. Louis system on April 27 at the St. Louis Regional Chamber.

Find more information and registration details below.

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