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July 2020

 

 

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July 1 - Sept 30, 2020

Illinois River

LaGrange Lock and Dam....

 

LaGrange Lock and Dam – Major Rehabilitation & Lock Machinery Replacement
Full closure scheduled July 1-Sept. 30
 

 

 Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers, Rock island District...Click here

Upcoming Events... July 1, 2020

Arabia Steamboat Museum

Missouri River at Kansas City, Kansas

 

Reprinted from Arabia Steamboat Museum Facebook... click here

 

CANCELLED     CANCELLED

 

Thursday - Saturday, July 2 - 4, 2020

Fair St. Louis

Mississippi Riverfront at the Gateway Arch......

 

The annual Fourth of July party at Gateway Arch National Park is the fair’s 40th. More details, including the entertainment lineup for the fair’s free evening concerts, will be announced this spring.

Upcoming Events... Thursday, July 2, 2020

Grafton Fireworks......

 

Reprinted from Jan Joe DeSherlia Facebook.... click here

 

Friday -Sunday, July 3 - 5, 2020

Operation Dry Water....

 

 

 Reprinted from Operation Dry Water Facebook...Click here

Saturday, 4 July 2020

Keep America Great Boat Ride

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

 

Reprinted from Keep America Great Boat Ride Facebook... click here

 

July 4, 2020

Two Rivers Marina

Lighted Boat Parade

Mississippi River at Louisiana, Mo........

 

Reprinted from the Two Rivers Marina Facebook.. click here

 

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Missouri River Academy

New Haven, Missouri....

 

 

 Reprinted from Missouri River Relief Facebook...Click here

July 6 - Oct 4, 2020

Illinois River

Marseilles Lock and Dam....

 

Marseilles Lock and Dam – Upper Miter Gate Installation
Full closure scheduled July 6-Oct. 4 (Updated 8/2/2019)
 

 

 Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers, Rock island District...Click here

July 6 - Oct 4, 2020

Illinois River

Dresden Island & Brandon Road Lock and Dam....

 

Dresden Island & Brandon Road Lock and Dam – Upper Bulkhead Recess Installation
Partial Closure scheduled July 6-Sept. 27 and Oct. 11-Oct. 14
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 Sept. 27-Oct. 10
 

 

 Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers, Rock island District...Click here

Mid July / Early August, 2020

Illinois River

Peoria Lock and Dam ....

 

Peoria Lock and Dam – Dewatering for Maintenance and Inspection
Full closure scheduled to start mid-July/early Aug for 60+ days (Specific dates to be determined)
 

 

 Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers, Rock island District...Click here

Upcoming Event...  Thursday, July 9, 2020

Grafton's Music in the Park

The Mad Baileys

 

Reprinted from Grafton's Music In The Park Facebook... click here

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - Saturday, July 11, 2020

Living Lands & Waters

2020 Community River Cleanups In Our Area

Grafton, IL.......

 

 

Living Lands & Waters hosts dozens of community river cleanups each year to help watershed conservation efforts with the assistance of thousands of volunteers of all ages who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get dirty – church groups, schools, community organizations, businesses and more!
Details and registration TBA!

 

Grafton, IL........ Thursday, July 9, 2020 - Saturday, July 11, 2020

 

Reposted from Living lands & Waters ... click here

 

Friday, July 10, 2020

T.G.I.F.... "To Grafton It's Friday"

 

 

July 11, 2020

2020 Blessing of the Fleet Update

Mark Your Calendars.......

 

The 2020 Blessing of the Fleet

~ July 11th..........Benefit at Alton Marina

 

Thursday, July 16, 2020 - Saturday, July 18, 2020

Living Lands & Waters

2020 Community River Cleanups In Our Area

Grafton, IL.......

 

 

Living Lands & Waters hosts dozens of community river cleanups each year to help watershed conservation efforts with the assistance of thousands of volunteers of all ages who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get dirty – church groups, schools, community organizations, businesses and more!
Details and registration TBA!

 

Grafton, IL........ Thursday, July 16, 2020 - Saturday, July 18, 2020

 

Reposted from Living lands & Waters ... click here

 

Wednesday & Thursday...July 17 - 18, 2020

Missouri Dept. of Conservation

Catfishing Clinic......

 

 

Reprinted from Missouri Dept. of Conservation ... click here

Saturday - Sunday, July 18 - 19, 2020

Kentucky Drag Boat Association Races

Evansville, IL....

 

Reprinted from the Kentucky Drag Boa Association Facebook... click here

 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
The 26th Annual Three Rivers Run
Bagnell Dam to the St. Louis Arch.........

Reprinted from Three Rivers Run 26th Annual Facebook page..  click here

 

Wednesday, July 22,2020
The 26th Annual Three Rivers Run
Bagnell Dam to the St. Louis Arch.........

 

 

Dear Friend,
The 26th Annual Three Rivers Run event is SET! We’d love to see you there! All money raised will go to the Tri-County YMCA of the Ozarks (a non-profit organization located in Osage Beach) & is used to fund our scholarship program that allows lake area youths to use the YMCA to it’s full potential. The run is set for
Wednesday, July 22nd & the pre-run party is scheduled for Tuesday, July 21st, 6:00 P.M. at Dog Days Bar & Grill, featuring a silent auction (any donations are greatly appreciated!) & appetizers. The run begins Wednesday morning on the Osage River (at the Bagnell Dam for more experienced riders or at the Mari Osa Delta campground in Jefferson City for Jet Boats & less experienced riders), transitioning to the Missouri River & then onto the Mississippi, where it will end at the St. Louis Arch. YOU will be responsible for the transportation of your personal watercraft (PWC) to the launch area prior to starting the run as well as at the conclusion in St. Louis at the Arch. If you need assistance with transportation please contact us before the day of the run.


NEW Lower Entry fee is $500 & includes fuel, oil, lunch & the after - party at the Ameristar Hotel & Casino. You may also add a passenger to your PWC for just $100!


A big
THANK YOU to our main sponsor Surdyke Yamaha in Osage Beach for donating our grand prize raffle item again this year! Surdyke is donating a Waverunner. The details and value will be made public soon as the manufacturer, Yamaha Watercraft in Newnan Ga, is sorting out options. Raffle tickets are $20 each & tickets can be sold to pay for your entry fee. Please contact the YMCA at 573-348-9230 for more information.
 

Thank you so much for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you Tuesday, July 21st at Dog Days & on Wednesday, July 22nd for the 26th Annual Three Rivers Run!
Sincerely,
Three Rivers Run Committee


ITINERARY

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 – Dog Days Bar & Grill Social
6:00 PM Sign-in with payment (If you cannot attend, please pay at the YMCA by Mon, July 20th)
7:00 PM Mandatory orientation for all riders
8:30 PM Silent auction / Raffle ticket drawing
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 – Three Rivers Run
7:00 AM Meet at Bagnell Dam Public Fishing Access (East side of the Osage River)
12:30 PM Lunch at Washington, MO / Rennick Pavilion, Washington City Park
7:30 PM Post Party in St. Louis at Ameristar
 

Hotel Information:
Ameristar Casino Resort & Spa
One Ameristar Boulevard, St. Charles, MO 63301
Reservations must be made by Friday, June 19th, 2020.
Call (855) 888-7273 and give them the code TCYT20A to receive the $129.00 rate for a Standard Luxury Suite (1 King /2 Queens).
**Be sure to identify the group as Tri-County YMCA-Three Rivers Run**
**For online reservations go to this link:
http://www.ameristarstcharles.com/groups
When prompted enter the Special Offer Code: TCYT20A , to get the discounted rate

 

Tri-County YMCA of the Ozarks * PO Box 541 * 950 Airport Road * Osage Beach, MO 65065
Phone (573) 348-9230 * Fax (573) 348-9781 * www.lakeymca.org

Saturday... July 25, 2020

Party To Support the 2020 Blessing of the Fleet organization

Mike's LaRosa Cabana at Longshot Marina........

 

Please join us at Mike's La Rosa Cabana at Longshot's marina in Portage des Sioux on July 25th for a party to support the Blessing of the Fleet organization.

 
Live band, drinks/food available at La Rosa Cabana..T Shirts for 2020 - Year of the Viking theme- will be available for sale...still at the regular price of $10 each.

 

50/50 drawing, and a fun get together to help make up for the good times we've missed due to all the crazy things we have had to endure...let's party and help support the Blessing of the Fleet..

 

Rick Flier

President Blessing of the Fleet

 

Upcoming Event...Saturday... july 25, 2020

Camping Adventure

Hideaway Harbor Park

Pool 26 of the  Mississippi Rivers

 

Reprinted from St. Charles County Parks Facebook.... click here

 

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Watersheded Celebration Picnic

Meramec State Park....

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All Stream Teams and their families and friends are invited to the 24th Annual Watershed Celebration Picnic at Meramec State Park on Saturday, July 25, 2020. We will provide the main dish and beverages, and we ask you to bring a side or dessert to share! We will have tube floats down the river, a canoe race, awards, and a raffle to benefit grants and scholarships for Missouri Stream Teams.

 

Reposted from Stream Teams United Facebook ... click here

 

August 2020

 

 

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Tuesday, August 04 - Friday, August 7, 2020

River Miles 340 Finish Line

Missouri River at Lewis and Clark Boathouse......

Reprinted from Lewis and Clark Boathose Facebook.. click here

 

Saturday, August 08, 2020

Alton Motor Boat Club

Boat Run.......

 

Reprinted from Alton Motor Boat Club Facebook.. click here

Thursday - Saturday, August 13 - 15, 2020

Great River Tug Fest 

Across the Mississippi River

LeClair, Iowa vs Port Bryon, Illinois.......

 

Photo courtesy Enjoy Illinois

 

 

Port Bryon Tug Fest.... click here

Enjoy Illinois Great River Tug Fest.. click here

Friday, August 14, 2020

T.G.I.F.... "To Grafton It's Friday"

 

 

Saturday, August 15, 2020

2020 Blessing of the Fleet

Mississippi River at Portage des Sioux, Mo.......

 

 

August 15, 2020

Kaskaskia River Run

Kaskaskia River at New Athens, IL.......

 

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

August 15, 2020
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.

 

 

Reprinted from Kaskaskia River Run Facebook... click here

 

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Illinois River Near Grafton, Illinois

Pere Marquette Campground Scheduled to Reopen........

 

The campground at Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton closed down for renovations on Saturday, February 1, 2020. 

 

Crews made upgrades to electrical service, water lines, campsite pads and roadway repairs.  The upgrades will help serve the larger RV's that are more commonplace these days.

 

The remainder of Pere Marquette State Park remained open, including the lodge, visitor's center and park trails........

 

Click here to read this news story from altondailynews.com.  With Photo and Audio.

 

Friday August 21- Sunday, August 23, 2020

Festival of the Little Hills

Missouri River at St. Charles, Mo

 

 

For more information go to Festival Little Hills Facebook... click here

 

Saturday - Sunday, August 22 - 23, 2020

Kentucky Drag Boat Association Races

Livermore, Ky....

 

Reprinted from the Kentucky Drag Boa Association Facebook... click here

 

Friday, August 28 - Sunday, August 30

Halfback 2020

Mississippi River at Louisiana, Mo / Rockport, IL.......

 

Reprinted from RiverBills Facebook.. click here


September 2020

 

 

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Saturday September 4, 2020 - Monday September 7, 2020

Con Trios Yacht Club

Labor Day Weekend at Alton...

 

For more information go to Con Trios website... click here

 

Saturday - Sunday, September 5 - 6, 2020

Kentucky Drag Boat Association Races

Wheatland, MO...

 

Reprinted from the Kentucky Drag Boa Association Facebook... click here

 

Friday, September 11, 2020

T.G.I.F.... "To Grafton It's Friday"

 

 

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Alton Catfish Classic

Alton Amphitheater

2813 E Broadway, Alton, Illinois

 

 

Reprinted from the Alton Catfish Classic Facebook... click here

 

Saturday & Sunday, September 19 & 20, 2020

Makers Market at the Loading Dock

Grafton, Illinois

 

 

Reprinted from the Grafton, IL Facebook... click here

 


October 2020

 

 

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Friday, October 9, 2020

T.G.I.F.... "To Grafton It's Friday"

 

 

Friday, October 9, 2020

T.G.I.F.... "To Grafton It's Friday"

 

 

Sunday October 10, 2020

2020 Race To The Dome

Missouri River..

 

Details
Save-the-Date! The next Race to the Dome will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2020.

Hosted by Missouri River Relief and Sponsored by Missouri American Water

Race to the Dome is a canoe/kayak/SUP race on the Missouri River. 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, on-the-river clean-ups, education and recreation.

Race time will be between 2 and 4 hours depending on the paddlers’ experience. This is a perfect opportunity for novice paddlers to gain race experience and enjoy the beauty of the Missouri River.

More info. will be forthcoming as we get closer to the event and can be found at racetothedome.org

See You On The River

 

 

Reprinted from Race To The Dome Facebook... click here

 

Saturday October 17, 2020

Con Trios Yacht Club

Membership Meeting...

 

For more information go to Con Trios website... click here

 


November 2020

 

 

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Friday, November 13, 2020

T.G.I.F.... "To Grafton It's Friday"

 

 


December  2020

 

 

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Saturday December 05, 2020

Con Trios Yacht Club

Christmas Party...

 

 

For more information go to Con Trios website... click here

 

Friday, December 11, 2020

T.G.I.F.... "To Grafton It's Friday"

 

 

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Billy Peek Blues Cruise

Mississippi River at Downtown St. Louis....

 

 

Reprinted from Billy Peek Facebook... click here

 

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