OT Trail Maintenance

 

 

 Welcome to the Eastern Missouri Group of Missouri Sierra Club

 Whether your interest is conservation, fund raising, trail maintence, or enjoying one of our many outings, everyone with a love for nature and the outdoors is welcome to participate.
 

First St. Louis Native Plant Garden Tour

by Dave Tylka
 
Native milkweeds feed monarch caterpillars whose populations are plummeting.  Coneflowers furnish feeding platforms for tiger swallowtail butterflies and provide seeds to goldfinch.  Native asters, goldenrods, viburnums and dogwoods each furnish food for over 100 different species of caterpillars.  A pair of nesting chickadees need between 6,240 and 9,120 caterpillars to raise their young.  Ruby-throated hummingbirds love to visit native cardinal flowers and red buckeye trees for nectar.  Native plants produce a wide variety of ecological services for native wildlife, improve the health of neighborhoods by not requiring toxins for maintenance, and help sustain our planet.
 
Gardeners sometimes complain that natives are not as attractive as non-native day lilies, tulips, boxwoods and forsythia.  It is not a question of beauty vs. ecological function because many native plant species are quite spectacular if you choose the right species and plant them in the proper locations.  Do you want to know which native plants are attractive, where to plant them in your yard and how they will look in your garden?  If so, come to the first St. Louis Native Plant Garden Tour.
 
The Bring Conservation Home Program of the St. Louis Audubon Society and the St. Louis Chapter of the Wild Ones are partnering to hold the inaugural St. Louis Native Plant Garden Tour on the Saturday of Father's Day weekend, June 20, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.   Information about the event is found on the St. Louis Audubon website and in the May, 2015 issue of the The Gateway Gardener.  Ten different home landscapes, from the Brentwood/Richmond Heights area to Kirkwood, are being showcased for their variety of styles and maturity levels.  The cost of the tour is $20, and the registration link is--
 
 http://stlouisaudubon.org/calendar/content/NPT-2015/

Sierra Club - EMG is now on Meetup.com!

In an effort to reach more people and potentially increase our membership, your Eastern Missouri Group Executive Committee has setup a meetup.  The meetup is at: www.meetup.com/SierraClub-EMG.  To join the group, just press the red “Join Us” button.

Once you join the group, you will be notified via email of meetings you may be interested in attending.  You can also communicate to other members of the Sierra Club-EMG Meetup as well if you would like.  You can also recommend future Meetup activities as well.  There are probably a few other things you can do on the site, but these are the primary functions available to you as a member of the group.

 The vast majority of the meetings will be associated with the Sierra Club, but there may be a few others from other environmental groups included as well.  At this time, we are including the educational presentations (primarily given during the monthly meetings), lobbying events by the Sierra Club Missouri Chapter, social events, and all committees except the Outings Committee.  Given the large number of events the Outings Committee hosts and the needs of the people who will become meetup members, a separate meetup for this group is planned for the near future.

Check us out on Meet UP!

ESCRIP:

Did you know that Schnucks grocery stores offer an easy way to raise money for EMG? Their escrip card is free and automatically donates a percentage of your purchase each visit to the organization of your choice. Signing up is easy!

Schnucks

Save the Date!

Our 4th annual Trivia Night and silent auction will be held on Saturday October 24, 2015.

Last November the event raised over $3,000 to support our work, and was a lot of fun for all who attended.  Special thanks to our sponsor the Alpine Shop, and to Urban Chestnut and St Louis Brewery, Maker of Schlafly Beers, for their donations.

Date Event More Information
Fri, 05/29/2015 Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area
8:00 AM

Saint Louis, MO, USA
Fri, 05/29/2015 to Sun, 05/31/2015 Backpack in Irish Wilderness
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Irish Wilderness, Mark Twain National Forest, Doniphan, MO 63935, USA
Sun, 05/31/2015 Canoe Trip in St Louis Area
8:00 AM

Saint Louis, MO, USA
Wed, 06/03/2015 Wednesday Day Hike - Mark Twain St. Park
8:00 AM

Mark Twain State Park, Florida, MO 65283, USA
Fri, 06/05/2015 Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area
8:00 AM

Saint Louis, MO, USA
Sat, 06/06/2015 National Trails Day - Hawn State Park
8:00 AM

Hawn State Park, 12096 Park Drive, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670, USA
Sat, 06/06/2015 to Mon, 06/08/2015 Hercules Glade Wilderness Backpack
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Hercules-Glades Wilderness, Mark Twain National Forest, Bradleyville, MO 65614, USA
Fri, 06/12/2015 Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area
8:00 AM

Saint Louis, MO, USA
Sun, 06/14/2015 Bike Outing in St Louis Area

Laclede's Landing, Saint Louis, MO 63102, USA
Wed, 06/17/2015 Wednesday Day Hike - Mina Sauk Falls Trail
8:00 AM

Taum Sauk State Park
Fri, 06/19/2015 Day Hike or Bike Ride
8:00 AM

Saint Louis, MO, USA
Sat, 06/20/2015 Quality Testing on Fox Creek
8:00 AM

Saint Louis, MO, USA
Wed, 06/24/2015 Friday Morning Hike in St Louis Area
8:00 AM

Saint Louis, MO, USA
Fri, 06/26/2015 Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area
8:00 AM

Saint Louis, MO, USA
Wed, 07/01/2015 Little Grand Canyon Hike
8:00 AM

Shawnee National Forest, Little Grand Canyon Road, Pomona, IL 62975, USA
Fri, 07/03/2015 Friday Hike or Bike in St Louis Area
8:00 AM

Saint Louis, MO, USA
Fri, 07/10/2015 Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area
8:00 AM

Saint Louis, MO, USA
Sat, 07/11/2015 Castor River Shut-ins at the Amidon Memorial Conservation Area
8:00 AM

Amidon Memorial Conservation Area, Mark Twain National Forest, Fredericktown, MO 63645, USA
Wed, 07/15/2015 Lake of the Ozarks State Park
8:00 AM

Lake of the Ozarks State Park, 403 Missouri 134, Kaiser, MO 65047, USA
Fri, 07/17/2015 Friday Bike Ride
8:00 AM

Saint Louis, MO, USA
Sun, 07/26/2015 Canoe Trip in Meramec Basin
8:00 AM

Saint Louis, MO, USA
Wed, 07/29/2015 Wakonda State Park, IL Hike
8:00 AM

Illinois, USA
Fri, 07/31/2015 Friday Hike or Bike
8:00 AM

Saint Louis, MO, USA
Fri, 08/07/2015 Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area
8:00 AM

Saint Louis, MO, USA
Sat, 08/08/2015 Evening Canoeing on Meramec River
3:00 PM

Saint Louis, MO, USA
Wed, 08/12/2015 Hike at Lake Murphysboro State Park, Illinois
8:00 AM

Lake Murphysboro State Park, Murphysboro, IL 62966, USA
Fri, 08/14/2015 Friday Hike or Bike
8:00 AM

Saint Louis, MO, USA
Fri, 08/21/2015 Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area
8:00 AM

Saint Louis, MO, USA

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area - Looking for morels & flowers

Paddy Creek Wilderness Canoe Trip

Paddy Creek Wilderness Hike

Washington State Park Hike

Hawn State Park Hike

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site Hike

Hawn State Park Hike

Fulks Hilltop Prairie

Canoe on Grand River in Northern MO

Crane Lake Recreation Area Hike

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

St. Francois State Park Hike

Valley View Glades and Victoria Glades Hike

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

National Trails Day Celebration - St Charles

Canoe or Kayak Day Trip

Onondaga Cave State Park Hike

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Lone Elk Park Hike

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Monitoring Fox Creek

Almost Summer Solstice Canoe Trip

Trail of Tears State Park Hike

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Wednesday Day Hike - Al Foster Trail

July 4 Hike at Castlewood State Park

Wednesday Day Hike on Silver Lake Trail

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Wednesday Day Hike - Blazing Star Trail

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Canoe on Meramec River

Wednesday Day Hike - Millstream Garden Trail

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Wednesday Day Hike - Shaw Nature Reserve

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Canoe on Big River

Wednesday Day Hike

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Hike – Clifty Creek near Rolla.

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Council Bluff Recreation Area Hike

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Art and Architectural Tour of St. Louis City

EMG General Meeting - Projects and Environmental Issues

Friday Day Hike at Shaw Nature Reserve

Sam A. Baker Hike

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Wednesday Day Hike - Mastodon St. Park

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Wednesday Day Hike - Paddy Creek Wilderness

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Canoe on Meramec River

Wednesday Day Hike - Castlewood St. Park

EMG General Meeting - Hiking in the Current River country

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Annual Car Camping Fall Celebration Campout

Wednesday Day Hike - Mark Twain St. Park

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Backpack on Ozark Trail

Wednesday Day Hike - Broemmelseik County Park

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Wednesday Day Hike - McCully Heritage Project

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Work Week on Ozark Trail and Brushy Creek Trail

Overnight canoe trip on the Current River

Memorial Celebration for Joe Walsh

Day hike at Indian Camp Creek in St. Charles County

EMG General Meeting - 50 Years of Wilderness

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

River Soundings 2014

Bicycle Trip in St.Louis and Madison County, IL

Irish Wilderness Area Hike

Friday Day Hike at Hawn State Park

LaBarque Creek Conservation Area

Cuivre River State Park - Lakeside trail

Wednesday Day Hike - St Louis Area

Bicycle Trip in St.Louis and Madison County, IL

Lower Rock Creek, Mark Twain Forest Hike

Hawn State Park Back Country Clean Up

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Missouri River Canoe/Kayak Trip

Wednesday Day Hike - Howell Island

EMG General Meeting - Annual Photo Show

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Jefferson Barracks Park Hike

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Pickle Springs and Hickory Canyons

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

EMG Sierra Club Holiday Party

Buford Mountain Conservation Area

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Queeny County Park

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring in Fox Creek

Forest Park Hike

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Fort Bellefontaine

New Year's Day Bike Ride

New Year's Hike at Meramec State Park

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Wednesday Day Hike - Forest Park

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Wednesday Day Hike - Mark Twain St. Park

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Hawn State Park Back Country Clean Up

Day Hike in St. Charles County

EMG General Meeting - The Clean Power Plan for Missouri

Backpack in Irish Wilderness

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Paddy Creek Wilderness Area Hike

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Al Foster Trail

A Snowy Hike in St Louis Area?

Thirteenth Annual Winter Sing Along

McCully Heritage Project, Illinois

Valentine Day hike

Hawn State Park Back Country Clean Up

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Camping and Day Hikes - St Louis Area

Wednesday Day Hike - Trail of Tears State Park

Trail of Tears State Park, Peewah Trail

Backpack on the Ozark Trail Current River Section

Backpack on the Ozark Trail Current River Section

EMG General Meeting - African Americans in the Environmental Movement

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Wednesday Day Hike - St Louis Area

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Little Grand Canyon Hike

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Friday Day Hike in Taum Sauk Area

Judge Annual Whitewater Races

Elephant Rock State Park & Hughes Mountain Natural Area

EMG / St. Louis Audubon Joint Meeting

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Ozark Trail Maintenance in Pioneer Forest

Wednesday Day Hike - McCully Heritage Project, Illinois

Friday Day Hike in Shaw Nature Reserve

Piney Creek Ravine National Preserve Hike

Friday Day Hike in St Francois State Park

Service Project at Hawn State Park

Friday Day Hike in Washington State Park

Piney Creek Wilderness Backpack

Hike in Matson Hill Park

Bike Outing on St Louis Riverfront

Wednesday Day Hike - Devil's Backbone Wilderness Area

Missouri Lobby Day

EMG General Meeting - Telling Environmental Truths in a Corporate Dominated Media World

Friday Day Hike in Johnson's Shut-Ins

Ozark Trail Maintenance in Pioneer Forest

St Louis Earth Day

May Day Hike in St Louis Area

Canoe Trip in St Louis Area

Trail of Tears State Park, Peewah Trail

Friday Day Hike - Hawn State Park

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Paddy Creek Wilderness Area Hike

EMG General Meeting - Global Warming / Climate Change / Population and Environment

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Backpack in Irish Wilderness

Canoe Trip in St Louis Area

Wednesday Day Hike - Mark Twain St. Park

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Hercules Glade Wilderness Backpack

National Trails Day - Hawn State Park

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Bike Outing in St Louis Area

Wednesday Day Hike - Mina Sauk Falls Trail

Day Hike or Bike Ride

Quality Testing on Fox Creek

Friday Morning Hike in St Louis Area

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Little Grand Canyon Hike

Friday Hike or Bike in St Louis Area

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Castor River Shut-ins at the Amidon Memorial Conservation Area

Lake of the Ozarks State Park

Friday Bike Ride

Canoe Trip in Meramec Basin

Wakonda State Park, IL Hike

Friday Hike or Bike

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area

Evening Canoeing on Meramec River

Hike at Lake Murphysboro State Park, Illinois

Friday Hike or Bike

Friday Day Hike in St Louis Area