by Don Corrigan
For the past two decades, Great Rivers Greenway’s (GRG) expanding network of recreational trails have been a St. Louis success story. Now GRG officials are asking area residents to envision the next 20 years of trail expansion and amenities.
Area residents are invited to guide Great Rivers Greenway’s work by providing feedback through Jan. 15 at http://www.GreenwayPlan.org. One survey participant will be randomly drawn to receive a $300 grocery gift card.
GRG has built more than 128 miles of greenways that connect people to their jobs, schools, parks, rivers, neighborhoods, business districts, transit and more. Greenways typically include a paved trail, conservation projects to enhance the environment, amenities like restrooms and vital destination connections.
The trails have spawned “People of the Greenways” — hiking, biking, in-line skating enthusiasts and more. Korri Thomas of South County is one of those people. An Alabama transplant, Thomas said she loves to exercise safely and to explore the region via trails.
Photo courtesy Great Rivers Greenway.
by Don Corrigan
“We had 20 challenge activities at the Kirkwood Trailhead in the categories of nature creativity and healthy play,” said Anne Milford, communications coordinator for the GRG. “The parking lot was filled with cars the whole time and there was a lot of buzz about heading east to the new bridge.”
October 17, 2020 in Home, Local Events, Outdoor/Nature
Tagged Don Corrigan, Gravois Greenway, Great Rivers Greenway, Kirkwood, Kirkwood Trailhead, Life Outside Challenge, Live Life Outside, River Des Peres Greenway
Photo by MDC Staff, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation.
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and its partners offer the chance to discover a close connection with the bald eagle. The Eagle Days at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge Festival takes place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, and Sunday, Jan. 20.
The festival will offer spotting scopes for eagle viewing, a live bald eagle educational program with hands-on exhibits, activities, children’s crafts, and Lewis and Clark living history demonstrations.
Read more from the MDC informational release for detailed information and directions.