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Pool 26 of the Mississippi River, Illinois River,

Missouri River, Meramec River, Kaskaskia River and Port of St. Louis

 

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 Jun 2019

 

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July 2019

 

 

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Monday - Wednesday.. July 22 - 24, 2019

 

 

News Release

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U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

For Immediate Release:

July 15, 2019
News Release No. MVP-PA-2019-06

BUILDING STRONG

George Stringham: 651-290-5201, 651-262-6804, george.e.stringham@usace.army.mil
Patrick Moes: 651-290-5202, 651-366-7539, patrick.n.moes@usace.army.mil
Shannon Bauer: 651-290-5108, 612-840-9453, shannon.l.bauer@usace.army.mil
Patrick Loch: 651-290-5679, 651-315-3887, patrick.g.loch@usace.army.mil

 

Public meetings scheduled for Upper Mississippi River

Master Plan update


ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will host public scoping meetings next week, July 22-24, to garner input on Upper Mississippi River Master Plan.


The three meetings are:


Monday, July 22 – 4-7 p.m. –County Administration Building - Veterans Conference Room, 225 N. Beaumont Rd., Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin


Tuesday, July 23 – 4-7 p.m. – Onalaska Library - Meeting Room B, 741 Oak Ave. S, Onalaska, Wisconsin


Wednesday, July 24 – 4-7 p.m. – Red Wing Public Library, 225 East Ave., Red Wing, Minnesota

 
During the meetings, the public will have the opportunity to provide official comments. The format will be an open house with a few introductory remarks on the purpose and scope of the study.


The St. Paul District is updating the strategic land use and recreation management document that will guide the district’s comprehensive management and development of natural, recreational and cultural resources of the Upper Mississippi River basin for years to come. The master plan, while conceptual in nature, will serve as the vision for both environmental stewardship and recreation as the Corps continues to serve the public in the 21st Century.


Comments concerning the scope of the study may also be submitted to: District Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, ATTN: Regional Planning and Environment Division North, 180 Fifth Street East, St. Paul, Minnesota 55101-1638. Comments can also be submitted via email: UMRMasterPlan2019@usace.army.mil


Additional information can be viewed online at: https://www.mvp.usace.army.mil/Upper-Mississippi-River-Master-Plan/

 
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The above was reprinted from the US Army Corps of Engineers

Information presented on Corps Web public web sites is considered public information and may be distributed or copied.

Click here to go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website.

 

July 27, 2019

Benefit For the 2019 Blessing of the Fleet

Mississippi River at Alton Marina

 

Reprinted from the Blessing of the Fleet Facebook.... click here

Saturday....July 27, 2019

Pool 26 of the Mississippi River

2019 Blessing of the Fleet Benefit

Moved to Alton Marina........

 

          

 

2019 Theme Mardi Gras 

THE BENEFIT FOR THE BLESSING OF THE FLEET HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS.
It will be held at the Alton Marina pool, same date, Saturday, July 27th and same time frame, 1 PM to 5 PM. This change is necessitated due to the Grafton Harbor pool being out of service due to a structural issue. This is an essential element of the "Great Ball Splash and Grab" raffle. Grafton's pool repairs will begin early next week but it is doubtful that repairs and water preparation could be ready in time. We feel horrible for Joe and Jan at Grafton Harbor and are very sorry for our supporters for this change but we have no other choice. Please try to support Grafton and make it to Alton for the Blessing Benefit. The marinas have had enough to deal with this year and could all use as much support as we can muster. Thanks in advance for being understanding.


Darryll Weil, Blessing of the Fleet

 

Saturday, Sunday....July 27 - 28, 2019

Grafton Loading Dock Flea Market....

 

 


August 2019

 

 

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Mike's La Rosa at My River Home

Mississippi River at

Portage des Sioux, Mo

 

REOPENING AUGUST 1st

 

August 2 -10, 2019

Lock at Dam24 on the Mississippi River

 

MILE 273.4 - L/D CLOSURE
Commencing 6:00 a.m., August 2, 2019 and continuing until 6:00 p.m., August 9, 2019, L/D 24 in the vicinity of Mile 273.4, will be closed for maintenance. All navigation interest should be alert for, and abide by, any special instructions that may be issued by the lockmaster.

Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers

 

Upcoming Events..... Aug 3, 2019

Reggae on the River

Two Branch Island

Pool 26 of the Mississippi River......

 

 

Click here for more info

 

Saturday, August 3, 2019 in Godfrey, IL

Upper Mississippi Flood, Sediment, Drought Open Sessions

 

Following is our invitation to participate and share our thoughts toward developing a regional plan for the river. Hannibal, Missouri and Godfrey, Illinois are the locations closest to our region.

It is important that Neighbors of the Mississippi has a good showing of our members in attendance.

The meeting format will be small group discussions. Those in attendance will be asked to sign up for a topic when they arrive. The topics will be Flood Risk Management, Drought Response, and Erosion and Sediment Management. As the Flood of 2019 continues to affect our lives and livelihoods, we anticipate most of the Neighbors of the Mississippi membership will be interested in the Flood Risk Management discussions.

 

Nancy Guyton

 

 

 

Reprinted from Upper Mississippi River Basin Association

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August 10, 2019

Pool 26 River Crawl For A Cure.........

 

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Click here for more information

 

 

Fast Approaching! Join us at various establishments on the Missouri & Illinois side & boats to raise money on The Longest Day to benefit the Greater Missouri Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. The river is open again & it's time to play & donate to a great cause while supporting a lot of places that took a beating during the flood of 2019! Registration gets you a t-shirt, wrist band, punch card & map of participating locations. Drop your punch card at your last stop for a chance to win a prize.

Sign up today at Eventbrite...
click here

 

Aug 16 thru Aug 30, 2019

Starved Lock and Dam Closure

Illinois River

 

Starved Rock & Marseilles Lock and Dam – Bulkhead Recess Installation
• Partial Closure scheduled June 1 through July 3 and July 8 through Aug. 16
- Locks operational from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. with a 70-ft width restriction and no ability to
Pull unpowered barges.
• Full Closure scheduled Aug. 16 through Aug.30
 

 Reprinted from the US Army Corps of Engineers... click here

Friday - Sunday ..Aug 16 -18, 2019

Festival of the Little Hills

Missouri River at St. Charles

 

Details

This year PRL is headlining the Festival of the Little Hills Saturday night concert!
@festivalofthelittlehills


 

 Reprinted from the Festival of the Little Hills... click here

Aug 17, 2019

Festival of the Little Hills

Saturday Night Concert

Missouri River at St. Charles

 

Details

This year PRL is headlining the Festival of the Little Hills Saturday night concert!
@festivalofthelittlehills


 

 Reprinted from the Festival of the Little Hills.. click here

Saturday...August 17, 2019

Pool 26 of the Mississippi River

Blessing of the Fleet

Portage des Sioux, Mo

 

          

Theme Mardi Gras 

Pool 26 of the Mississippi River

Blessing of the Fleet

August 17, 2019

 

 

Ahoy to all our seaworthy friends...

I am Rick Flier, President if the Blessing of the Fleet STL and it's time again this year for our celebration of the 62nd year of our organization and the gala events that keep the spirit alive and well throughout our boating community.
As in the past few years, under the leadership of Darryll and Maureen Weil, we are contacting our great friends and businesses to see if donations for the BENEFIT for the Blessing, taking place at Grafton Harbor at 1pm, on July 27th, 2019 would be possible.


The Blessing parade will start at 1pm, on August 17th, 2019 with lead boats leaving from The Yacht Club of St Louis and heading downstream, and leaving from Alton Marina and heading upstream, to join at the Our Lady of the River shrine at 2:15pm for commencement of the ceremony. As always, decorated boats will be judged as they pass by the judge's stand - the theme has yet to be determined but notification will be made to everyone as soon as that has been established. Your generous donations and support have helped keep the heartbeat alive and active and hopefully we can count on you to help this year as well.

Sincerely,
Rick Flier
President
Blessing of the Fleet, Inc.
314-829-0600

 

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Moved to August 17,

2019 because of flooding

 

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Kaskaskia River Run 2019 ( Boating Event)

Kaskaskia River / Mississippi River

 

 

click here for more information on 2019 Kaskaskia River Run Facebook page

 

 

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Saturday, August 17, 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 Shiners Hospital for Children.


!!PLEASE SHARE!!

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 Shriners 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

 

Monday - Friday...August 19 - 23

Mississippi River Commission

Public Hearings Aboard the Motor Vessel Mississippi

 

 

Reprinted from Mississippi River Commission Facebook... click here

August 22-25, 2019

Lyman Boats

90th Anniversary of the Lyman Boat Works in Sandusky, Ohio

 

 

Reprinted from Lyman Boats Facebook page.... click here

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Flood, Sediment and Drought Management Open Session

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District and

Upper Mississippi River Basin Association

 

Details

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in partnership with the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association is hosting six Saturday events along the Upper Mississippi River this summer. These gatherings will be different from many other public meetings. Those attending these events will set the agenda and lead the discussions.

Conversations will focus on reducing the risks of flooding, maintaining the navigation channel, managing river sediment and preparing for a future long term drought. Share the impacts to you, your neighbors, and your community and talk about how we can all work together better to address these issues.

We are hosting these events for three reasons:

1.) To bring together local residents and local leaders to talk with each other about how local actions can address important river issues, such as flooding, channel maintenance, sediment management and long term drought.

2.) To learn what local residents and local leaders think needs to be done to address important issues the river poses to local communities.

3.) To be able to incorporate local ideas and local actions into a future regional resilience plan for the river.

For more info visit: https://www.mvr.usace.army.mil/About/Offices/Programs-and-Project-Management/UMR-F-S-D-Management/

Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. for each event.

Discussions will run from 9 a.m. and end no later than 4 p.m.

Lunches will be provided at no cost.

 

Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District Facebook page.... click here

Friday - Sunday..August 23 - 25, 2019

HogBack 2019

Mississippi River at Quincy, IL

 

Saturday, Sunday....Aug 24 - 25, 2019

Grafton Loading Dock Flea Market....

 

 

Saturday, August 31st, 2019

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort
Summer Bike Rally....

 

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort Summer Bike Rally


 

 

September 2019

 

 

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Neighbor Nights

National Great Rivers Research & Education Center

Mississippi River at Alton, IL....

 

Neighbor Nights is a community event series at NGRREC held on the first Tuesday of select months throughout the year. Neighbor Nights is a great time for you, our river neighbor, to come and learn more about the great rivers of the world, the watersheds that feed them, and the communities that use them. It’s also an opportunity to participate in public tours of our LEED certified field station, get behind-the-scenes laboratory access, or enjoy hands-on activities. Limited free food and beverages will be provided.

We are excited to announce that Schlafly Beer will be partnering with NGRREC for our 2019 Neighbor Night series! This means that, while you hear from NGRREC staff about their work and learn about river-related topics, you can enjoy free Schlafly beverages. Both Schlafly Beer and NGRREC are committed to environmental sustainability, so the partnership was a natural fit. And, we can’t wait to bring this partnership to you!

Each month offers something different and highlights a unique project led by one of our researchers, educators, or conservationists, so make sure to check out this year’s topics and come see us for a few of your favorites!

 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019...... Dragonfly Conservation
 

 

 Reprinted from NGRREC...Click here

Photo courtesy Nelly Facebook... click here

 

Friday, September 6, 2019

Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater

The Amphitheater Is Hosting St. Louis Pop-Rapper Nelly........

 

Internationally known singer, songwriter and rapper, Nelly, has been signed to play the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater on Friday, September 6, 2019.

 

St. Louis native Nelly has a wide appeal amongst many demographics, as he has collaborated with everyone from Justin Timberlake to Florida Georgia Line.  Robert Stephan, the Alton Amphitheater Commission Chairman says that they are excited to add another concert to their lineup, especially one in a genre they haven't had yet.

 

Tickets are on sale, with VIP seating at $75 per person, reserved seating at $38 per person, and general admission lawn seating at $24.50 per person........

 

Click here to read this news release from thetelegraph.com

 

Friday - Sunday, September 13 - 15, 2019

Quincy Antique Outboard Show
Pool 21 of the Mississippi River at Quincy, IL

Click here for more information

 

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Mississippi Earthtones Festival 2019

300-500 E. Broadway, Alton, IL
 

 

Details

The Mississippi Earthtones Festival, co-organized by Alton Main Street and the Sierra Club, is a celebration of our river through art, music, and conservation. This 13th Annual event falls on September 21st, and will attract thousands of people to Broadway, where the street will be closed to traffic between Alton Street and Langdon Street from Noon until 10:00 p.m.

There will be several agencies on hand to teach consumers how to incorporate more sustainable practices into their daily lives, along with companies featuring Earth-friendly products and services. A variety of fun and educational activities are planned for families. Dozens of local artisans will offer their nature-inspired, hand-made, and environmentally-friendly wares. Wind-powered music will fill the air throughout the day! Come hungry because there will be a great selection of local food & beverages on site. Broadway businesses are preparing to roll out the red carpet for the crowd, and a number of shops will have displays and merchandise on the sidewalk.

There is ample parking for festival attendees in the Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market parking lot, located at 501 Landmarks Blvd.; guests can simply walk across the pedestrian bridge directly to the event.

This festival is held annually on the 3rd Saturday in September, as part of the State of Illinois’ “It’s Our River Day” initiative to celebrate Illinois watersheds through education, recreation and conservation
 

 

 Reprinted from Mississippi Earthtones Festival 2019  Click here

 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

River Riot 2019
Froge's Bar & Grill

Portage des Sioux, Mo........

 

Reprinted from River Riot Facebook... click here

 

Saturday, Sunday....Sept 28 - 29, 2019

Grafton Loading Dock Flea Market....

 

 


October 2019

 

 

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Neighbor Nights

National Great Rivers Research & Education Center

Mississippi River at Alton, IL....

 

Neighbor Nights is a community event series at NGRREC held on the first Tuesday of select months throughout the year. Neighbor Nights is a great time for you, our river neighbor, to come and learn more about the great rivers of the world, the watersheds that feed them, and the communities that use them. It’s also an opportunity to participate in public tours of our LEED certified field station, get behind-the-scenes laboratory access, or enjoy hands-on activities. Limited free food and beverages will be provided.

We are excited to announce that Schlafly Beer will be partnering with NGRREC for our 2019 Neighbor Night series! This means that, while you hear from NGRREC staff about their work and learn about river-related topics, you can enjoy free Schlafly beverages. Both Schlafly Beer and NGRREC are committed to environmental sustainability, so the partnership was a natural fit. And, we can’t wait to bring this partnership to you!

Each month offers something different and highlights a unique project led by one of our researchers, educators, or conservationists, so make sure to check out this year’s topics and come see us for a few of your favorites!

 

Tuesday, October 1...... Swarovski Waterschool Student Engagement
 

 

 Reprinted from NGRREC...Click here

Saturday, October 5th, 2019

10th Annual Race To The Dome
Missouri River....

 

Photo courtesy Race To The Dome

 

Saturday, October 5, 2019 will mark the 10th annual Race to the Dome.

REGISTRATION CLOSES THURSDAY, OCT. 3 AT MIDNIGHT!

​Two race courses are available to paddlers -
Hartsburg to Jefferson City (15.8 miles) and Providence to Jefferson City (27.6 miles).

​Proceeds from the race support Missouri River Relief's efforts to connect people to the Missouri River through hands-on river clean-ups, education


Reprinted from Race To The Dome... click here

 

Saturday, Sunday.. October 5th & 6th, 2019

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort
Rat Rally....

 

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort  Rat Rally


 

 

Saturday, Sunday.. October 5th & 6th, 2019

Longshot Saloon

My River Home Marina and Resort

Mississippi River at Portage des Sioux...

 

REOPENING FOR THE RAT RUN

Saturday.. October 12th, 2019

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort
Customer Appreciation Day....

 

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort Customer Appreciation Day


 

 

Saturday, Sunday October 19 & 20, 2019

Grafton Rendezvous

 

 

 

 

On the banks of the Illinois River at Grafton, IL

 

Grafton Rendezvous Facebook... click here
 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Grafton, IL

Bass Pro/Cabela’s KingKat Classic

 

 

It’s official…… Bass Pro/Cabela’s KingKat Classic is coming to Grafton this fall. The Grafton Chamber of Commerce and KingKat tournament director, Jeremy Coe,reached agreement on terms for a 2 year contract beginning with an October 19,20019 event and then October 3,2020. It will be called the RiverRat King Kat Classic .This will be a one day tournament for the adults and the Sunday following will be the kids tournament. We feel that this will be a tremendous opportunity For the city of Grafton and we look forward to your continued support. Thank you!

 

Reprinted from River Rat Catfish Classic Facebook... click here
 

Saturday.. October 26th, 2019

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort
Halloween Party....

 

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort Halloween Party


 

 

Saturday....Oct 26, 2019

Parrot Heads of the Riverbend

Music Bingo for Backstoppers
Grafton Winery The Vinyards

 

Reposted from Parrot Heads of the RiverBend Facebook... click here

 

Saturday, Sunday....Oct 26 - 27, 2019

Grafton Loading Dock Flea Market....

 

 

November 2019

 

 

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Neighbor Nights

National Great Rivers Research & Education Center

Mississippi River at Alton, IL....

 

Neighbor Nights is a community event series at NGRREC held on the first Tuesday of select months throughout the year. Neighbor Nights is a great time for you, our river neighbor, to come and learn more about the great rivers of the world, the watersheds that feed them, and the communities that use them. It’s also an opportunity to participate in public tours of our LEED certified field station, get behind-the-scenes laboratory access, or enjoy hands-on activities. Limited free food and beverages will be provided.

We are excited to announce that Schlafly Beer will be partnering with NGRREC for our 2019 Neighbor Night series! This means that, while you hear from NGRREC staff about their work and learn about river-related topics, you can enjoy free Schlafly beverages. Both Schlafly Beer and NGRREC are committed to environmental sustainability, so the partnership was a natural fit. And, we can’t wait to bring this partnership to you!

Each month offers something different and highlights a unique project led by one of our researchers, educators, or conservationists, so make sure to check out this year’s topics and come see us for a few of your favorites!

 

Tuesday, November 5...... Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
 

 

 Reprinted from NGRREC...Click here


December 2019

 

 

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Neighbor Nights

National Great Rivers Research & Education Center

Mississippi River at Alton, IL....

 

Neighbor Nights is a community event series at NGRREC held on the first Tuesday of select months throughout the year. Neighbor Nights is a great time for you, our river neighbor, to come and learn more about the great rivers of the world, the watersheds that feed them, and the communities that use them. It’s also an opportunity to participate in public tours of our LEED certified field station, get behind-the-scenes laboratory access, or enjoy hands-on activities. Limited free food and beverages will be provided.

We are excited to announce that Schlafly Beer will be partnering with NGRREC for our 2019 Neighbor Night series! This means that, while you hear from NGRREC staff about their work and learn about river-related topics, you can enjoy free Schlafly beverages. Both Schlafly Beer and NGRREC are committed to environmental sustainability, so the partnership was a natural fit. And, we can’t wait to bring this partnership to you!

Each month offers something different and highlights a unique project led by one of our researchers, educators, or conservationists, so make sure to check out this year’s topics and come see us for a few of your favorites!

 

Tuesday, October 1...... Monitoring Sediments and Nutrients in the Mississippi River

 

 Reprinted from NGRREC...Click here


January 2020

 

 

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Thursday, January 30 - Sunday February 2, 2020

St. Louis Sports and Boat Show

America's Center and the Dome....

 

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