Great Rivers Greenway: Open House Sep 12 for Centennial-St. Charles Trail

According to Great Rivers, some of the close neighbors are opposing this project. So it would help if trail supporters can show up at the open house to provide a balance:
Great Rivers Greenway

Public Hearing Open House Sept. 12, 2006, for Centennial – St. Charles Trail

The Great Rivers Greenway District, the public organization leading the development of a region-wide system of interconnected greenways, parks and trails known as The River Ring, will hold a public hearing open house for the Centennial-St. Charles Trail on Tuesday, September 12, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at the Gould Building in Wapelhorst Park, 1875 Muegge Road in St. Charles.

The Centennial-St Charles Trail will be a two-mile hiking and biking trail from the KATY Trailhead at Page to Old Highway 94. From the KATY Trailhead, the proposed trail will move west along Hemsath to Upper Bottom Road and cross under Hwy 364, moving south on Upper Bottom Road. It will then go west along the south side of the Hwy 364 right of way before heading north, crossing over Hwy 364 and Hwy 94 to Old Hwy 94.

There will be no formal presentation during the program. Instead, the open house format will be an informal opportunity to view and comment on maps and displays outlining the scope for the trail, as well as the anticipated timeline for construction. Representatives of The Great Rivers Greenway will be available to answer questions and explain the maps and illustrations demonstrating how the proposed plan will create a public amenity with environmental, economic and social benefits for residential neighborhoods and commercial districts.

Throughout the evening, The public will have an opportunity to express their comments and suggestions verbally or in writing and written comments also will be accepted if received within ten days of the program.

About The Great Rivers Greenway District:

The Great Rivers Greenway District is the public organization leading the development of a region-wide system of interconnected greenways, parks and trails, known as the River Ring. The River Ring will join two states and cover an area of 1,216 square miles. The Greenway District was established in November 2000 by the successful passage of the Clean Water, Safe Parks and Community Trails Initiative (Proposition C) in St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County, Missouri. For more information about Great Rivers Greenway District, visit