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January 2019



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Saturday, Sunday, January 26 and 27, 2019

Missouri Department of Conservation

Eagle Days.........


From December through February, Missouri's winter eagle watching is spectacular. Discover nature with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) through Eagle Days events around the state, or enjoy eagle viewing on your own.

Because of the state’s big rivers, many lakes, and abundant wetlands, Missouri is one of the leading lower 48 states for bald eagle viewing. Each fall, thousands of these great birds migrate south from their nesting range in Canada and the Great Lakes states to hunt in the Show-Me State. Eagles take up residence wherever they find open water and plentiful food. More than 2,000 bald eagles are typically reported in Missouri during winter

ST. LOUIS: Jan. 19 and 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge south of I-270 off Riverview Drive in St. Louis. Call 314-301-1500 for more information


CLARKSVILLE: Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lock and Dam 24 and Apple Shed Theater in Clarksville. Call 660-785-2424 for more information.


Reprinted from Missouri Department of Conservation e-mail

January 24 - 27, 2019

The Overland Park Boat Show........


From January 24, 2019 through January 27, 2019, the Overland Park Convention Center will be hosting the Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association's Overland Park Boat Show in Kansas City, Kansas.


Admission to the show is $9 for adults, $5 for kids, and children under 5 are free.  The show schedule is:


○  Thursday, January 24th, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
○  Friday, January 25th, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
○  Saturday, January 26th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
○  Sunday, January 27th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Click here to read more from lakeexpo.com.

Click here to visit the Overland Park Boat Show website.



Saturday, January 26, 2019

Mississippi Meanderings

National Great Rivers Museum.........


2 PM – 7 PM

National Great Rivers Museum
2 Lock and Dam Way, East Alton, Illinois 62024

Hosted by Mississippi River Water Trail


RIVER PEOPLE NEED TO GET TOGETHER, especially during the winter. What better opportunity than at the Mississippi River Water Trail Association's January event where you and your friends can meet other paddlers and learn from some great river experts.

This year our speakers are: Water Ways Council Midwest Region Vice President Paul C. Rhode, Center for American Archaeology Executive Director Dr. Jason King, and perennial favorite speaker Bryan Hopkins.

Adventure Speaker:
Bryan Hopkins will deliver his talk "Where the Rivers are Still King: Paddling the Confluence of the White, Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers."

Safety Speaker:
Paul C. Rhode will present information on how to safely coexist with barges. Learn what the tow captains wish you knew about paddling on the rivers that they travel.

Community, History and Perspective Speaker:
Last year was the first for a speaker on history and the topic was so popular that the trend continues this year. Dr. Jason King will present his new research on old civilizations along the Illinois River.

If you have never toured a lock and dam, please come early for our exclusive tour of this engineering marvel at 2p.m. The speakers begin at 3p.m. and continue to 6 p.m. when we will adjourn. Many of us will head to the Bluff City Grill after the speakers for food, drink, and comradery. While we will provide light refreshments at the museum during the breaks, you will be on your own for food at the restaurant.


Schedule · Saturday, January 26, 2019

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Melvin Price Dam Tour - FREE

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Mississippi Meanderings Speakers

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bluff City Grill


Reprinted from National Great Rivers Museum.. click here

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center

Bald Eagle Festival.........


Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 11 AM – 3 PM

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center
13653 Lodge Blvd, Grafton, Illinois 62037

Come out to Pere Marquette Lodge where you can not only be personally introduced to our nation’s most majestic symbol, but also shop our unique vendor booths, grab a bite to eat, taste locally made wines, experience our historic Lodge, and enjoy time with friends and family! The festival will feature live music and entertainment by the World Bird Sanctuary as they showcase the Bald Eagle and other birds during their shows at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. The show will be a wonderful opportunity to see and experience the magnificence of the Bald Eagle first hand...but watch out! Eagles will be in flight!

Tickets for the shows can be purchased online in advance or at the Front Desk at 10am the morning of the Festival. Tickets will be on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets cannot be used at a different show time than they were purchased for. If purchasing tickets online, make sure to print out a copy and bring it with you to the event.

Entry into the Festival: FREE!
Masters of the Sky Show: $5.
Children sitting on laps (5 & under): Free!

Tickets to our Masters of the Sky show can be purchased here! Just select the show time you would like to attend: https://www.universe.com/explore?ll=38.97005%2C-90.43150&query=Masters%20of%20the%20Sky


Reprinted from Pere Marquette Facebook.. .click herel

February 2019



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February 2, 2019

Kaskaskia River Near Modoc, Illinois

Costello Lock And Dam Hosting Eagle Fest 2019........


On February 2, 2019, from 9 am to 3 pm, the Jerry F. Costello Lock and Dam and the World Bird Sanctuary will be hosting the 2019 Eagle Fest. 


The event will feature shows at the World Bird Sanctuary at 10 am and 1 pm and The Natural History Education Company of the MidSouth give a Wildlife Senses presentation at 11 am and 2 pm.


At the Costello Lock and Dam, there will be eagle watching, dam tours and interpretive walks downstream from the lock and dam.  Visitors will be able to see a nearby eagle nest with a mated pair of eagles throughout the day.  There will be food available from local vendors........


Click here to read more from randolphcountyheraldtribune.com.  With Photo. 


February 2, 2019

Kaskaskia River Project

Eagle Fest....



Reprinted from Kaskaskia River Project... click here



Thursday - Sunday, February 7-10, 2019

Progressive St. Louis Boat & Sport show

America's Center & the Dome....



Make plans to join us February 7–10, 2019
Don’t miss St. Louis’ BIGGEST outdoors sale!

Click here for more information

Friday, February 8, 2019

RiverBills Night

The Progressive Insurance St. Louis Boat and Sportshow.....


The Progressive® Insurance St. Louis Boat & Sportshow will return to America's Center & The Dome February 7-10, 2019 !


RiverBills Night is scheduled for Friday, February 8th ! 


Hope to see you there.........



Dates & hours
  February 7–10, 2019
     Thursday 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
     Friday 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
     Saturday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
     Sunday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM



Check them out



February 7-10, 2019

Progressive St. Louis Boat & Sportshow


Thur - Mon, February 15-19, 2019

Miami Boat Show

Miami Marine Stadium.........


Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin, Virginia Key
3501 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami FL 33149

Thursday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Click here for more information



Saturday, February 16, 2019

Duck Club Yacht Club

Boat Watch


     Sat 12:00 PM - 5:00PM

Duck Club Yacht Club
6257 State Highway V St. Charles, MO 63301, St. Charles, Missouri

Reprinted from Facebook... click here

Saturday & Sunday, February 16 &17, 2019

Masters of the Sky

National Great Museum

East Alton, IL.........


Experience the wonder of our annual Masters of the Sky Program! The National Great Rivers Museum will be hosting six opportunities to meet the amazing birds that call TreeHouse Wildlife Rehabilitation Center home. These one-hour long spectacles feature owls, a vulture, a falcon, a hawk, and of course a bald eagle! These rehabilitated birds may no longer be able to soar, but they provide an unforgettable opportunity to educate us about their role in the Mississippi River basin ecosystems and what we can all do to help preserve those special habitats! Shows are at 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00, February 16th and 17th.
Tickets will be available soon. Call the National Great Rivers Museum for more details. 618-462-6979.

Reprinted from the National Great Rivers Museum... click here

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Con Trios Yacht Club

Trivia Night

     Sat 12:00 PM - 5:00PM


Reprinted from Con Trios yacht Club Facebook... click here

March 2019



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March 3 -17, 2019

Living lands and Waters

Alternate Spring Break 2019

Memphis, TN....


In 2019 we will be working in Memphis, TN where students will traverse the river on foot and in boats while working closely with our crew and fellow students. Living Lands & Waters hosts several week-long cleanups (Monday through Thursday) where students have the opportunity to meet the infamous Chad Pregracke and his boisterous crew of river rats. During our 2018 program the students rocked it and removed 38,153.5 lbs of garbage from the Mississippi River banks!!


2019 ASB Dates:

Week 1: March 3rd – 8th

Week 2: March 10th – 15th

Week 3: March 17th – 22nd



Click here for more information

March 5, 2018

Lock and Dam 20

Mississippi River....


Lock 20 will re-open for navigation on Tuesday, 5-March-2019.



Source: Reprinted from USACE Rock Island District Navigation Notice 9451

March 5, 2019

Lock and Dam 15 & 18

Mississippi River....


Locks 15 and 18 will re-open to navigation from Tuesday, 11-December-2018 thru Tuesday, 5-March-2019.


Source: Reprinted from USACE Rock Island District Navigation Notice 9451

December 9, 2018

Lock and Dam 12, 13, 14, 16, and 17

Mississippi River....


Locks 12, 13, 14, 16, and 17 re-open for  lock traffic on Tuesday, 5-March-2019.


Source: Reprinted from USACE Rock Island District Navigation Notice 9451

March 12, 2019

Lock and Dam 11

Mississippi River....


Lock 11 will re-open for navigation on Tuesday, 12-March-2019.


Source: Reprinted from USACE Rock Island District Navigation Notice 9451

March 14 - 18, 2019

World Wide Marine Training

2019 Course Schedules

Grafton, IL........


For over two decades, World Wide Marine Training, LLC provides mariners the tools for increased income potential, lucrative career opportunities and the enjoyment of simple pleasures of life on the water. We support this lifestyle through U.S. Coast Guard approved courses with personalized instruction by professional mariners. Superior graduate performance and a proven track record in mariner credential assistance, speaks of our commitment to student success. Whether you are a seasoned, professional mariner, or a new seaman exploring opportunities, we make sure your questions are answered, career goals addressed and expectations met.

Contact us today and achieve your mariner lifestyle goals…our friendly and attentive staff look forward to helping you!

Click here for website and more information



Reprinted from World Wide Marine Training


Saturday, March 16, 2019

Missouri Department of Conservation

Mark Twain Lake

Fishing Skills: Basics of Fly Tying

Register by March 15

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Mark Twain Lake - M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor

If you have ever wanted to learn about tying flies but never had the opportunity, now is your chance! Join the Missouri Department of Conservation for a fun filled morning learning the basics of tying flies. Three flies will be tied and more if time allows! All supplies will be provided, except reading glasses. Please bring those if needed. The hooks can get awful small! Registration is required. Anyone 15 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Please look for the Discover Nature signage when entering the parking lot.


Reprinted from MDC.. click here


April 2019



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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Open House /Chili Bash

Duck Club Yacht Club.......


Bringing back an old event. A day for ANYONE to come check out our beautiful grounds! Maybe become a new social member. There may be a few other cool things added to this event! Stay tuned!


Reprinted from Duck Club Yacht Club Facebook .. click here


Saturday, April 13, 2019

Washington River Festival & Missouri River Cleanup


That's right, it's here! Our first cleanup of the season is on the calendar and registration is now open. We are coming back to Washington, MO to celebrate our river through music, food, art activities and a good old fashioned Missouri River Clean-up.

Missouri River Clean-up: 9:00 a.m. to noon
Washington River Festival: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Clean-up registration is now open here: https://www.riverrelief.org/sign-up/

Full event details are on our event website here: https://www.riverrelief.org/event/washington-river-festival-and-missouri-river-clean-up-2019/

The cleanup will take place at Rennick Riverfront Park in Washington, MO on Saturday, April 13th, 2019. Volunteer sign-in starts at 8:30 a.m.

At 9:00 a.m. boats will begin ferrying teams of volunteers to locations along the Missouri River for a couple of hours to gather trash for later disposal. The cleanup will run from about 9:00 a.m. to noon, which is the perfect time to join in the festivities at the Washington River Festival.

We will also be hosting a River Festival the same day as the clean-up that will run from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The wonderful Gloria Attoun-Bauermeister, with the help of the amazing Washington River Festival Committee, has been putting this all together to support and benefit Missouri River Relief. This festival is a celebration of the river and Washington's ties to it


Reprinted from Washington River Festival and Missouri River Cleanup Facebook .. click here


May 2019



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May 20-22, 2019

The Inland Marine Expo
The Dome @ America’s Center....


The Inland Marine Expo isn’t just a tradeshow, it’s a homecoming for the hard-working and dedicated inland community. Make plans to catch up with your brown water family at IMX2019.


IMX2019 is proudly produced by The Waterways Journal, which has served as the news journal of record for the towing and barge industry on the inland waterways of the United States. From CEO's to deckhands, the Journal is the trusted news source for over 16,000 readers.

At IMX2019, you can expect three days of networking, new ideas and collaboration!
•With two exhibit days, you'll be able to connect with over 250 exhibitors who cater to the inland and intercoastal commercial marine industry.
•Learn from top industry experts and nationally recognized speakers and stay current on regulatory issues by attending education sessions, training opportunities and new product/ service showcases.
•Join us for networking events around St. Louis to reconnect with friends and build new relationships within the inland community.

 Reprinted from Inland Marine Expo Facebook page... click here


June 2019



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Saturday, June 15, 2019, 2019

Kaskaskia River Run 2018 ( Boating Event)

Kaskaskia River / Mississippi River



Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 11 AM – 6 PM

Kaskaskia River Marina/Campgrounds
1 HARBOR POINT DRIVE, New Athens, Illinois 62264

We are excited to announce that this year All donations made will be going to Shriners Hospital for Children.


June 15, 2019
Meeting Point will be next to the Old Riverhouse which is currently shutdown in the main channel. ( Plenty of trailer parking for boats in the parking lot) There is Also A ramp in Evansville Next to Waterstreet if wanting to meet along the way.) The Run will take off at 11am.
The Run will go all the way to the Sandbar on the Mississippi With a DJ Playing music all day... So Bring your BBQ Grills, Volleyballs, Games, ETC.

Please be Responsible and Obey the No wake zones as the Run will go through many of them & Also the Lock & Damn Rules. We are hoping for another great turnout and weather again!

If you or your company is interested in Donating please reach out to me. All donations that will be made will have your company logo on the back of the shirt.

All Tshirts Sold 100% of Donations will be going to Shriers Hospital for Children.

--More info on the Tshirts coming soon---

More details on the event will be posted to event page and website as they come in.
Please also visit www.KaskaskiaRiverRun.info

Also like our Boating page on Facebook Kaskaskia River Boat crew


 Reprinted from Kaskaskia River Run Facebook page... click here


July 2019



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December 2019



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