Great Rivers Greenway Foundation Update

Since its inception as a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit in 2016 the Great Rivers Greenway Foundation has received $12.7 million from individuals, other foundations and businesses to fund greenway projects, conservation efforts and improvements along the greenways.

There are several Foundation-funded conservation projects underway along greenways right now, supporting continuing prairie, woodland and wetland restoration efforts that are returning areas to native habitats for humans and wildlife to enjoy:

  • 20-acre woodland restoration along the St. Vincent Greenway in St. Vincent County Park in collaboration with St. Louis County Parks and other community partners
  • 10 acre floodplain forest restoration along the Meramec Greenway in Lower Meramec County Park
  • 3 community tree planting projects (total of 200 + native trees) in planning with Forest ReLeaf of Missouri that will kick off later this fall

Donations have also made it possible for us to add new amenities to improve your user experience this summer:

  • 3 new bike fix it stations on the Maline, Gravois and Centennial Greenways for quick repairs on the go
  • 4 new “Eco Counters” to count greenways users on the Maline, Sunset, Boschert and Meramec Greenways
  • 2 permanent observation scopes to be installed on the Old Chain of Rock Bridge for Eagle watching and enhanced views of the river and downtown St. Louis! (Shoutout to the Eagle Scout building ramps to make them wheelchair accessible!)