“Growing Up with the River” takes a brief look at each of the nine generations that have grown up in nine different communities since Lewis and Clark plied the river for their epic Voyage of Discovery. Read on to learn more about history and conservation along the Missouri River!
Written by Dan & Connie Burkhardt, Illustrations by Bryan Haynes
As the powerful Missouri River wound its way from Montana to its confluence with the Mississippi, it created a spectacular and fertile valley west of St. Louis. The Katy Trail provides a way to see the Missouri River valley – with its limestone bluffs, sweeping river bottom farms, woodlands and historic railroad towns — from a perspective like no other.
The Katy Land Trust strives to make all Missourians more aware of the need to conserve these remarkable vistas. Missouri’s water, agricultural resources and natural scenic beauty are some of the state’s greatest assets. We believe that if we truly understand the value of these assets, we will be motivated to conserve them for future generations of Missourians.
- Peers Store: The newly-renovated Peers Store is closed for the season and will re-open in April! Learn about the historic Peers Store here.
- Land Trusts: We advise private landowners on how their property can be permanently protected for farming, forestry, and recreation uses. Learn how here.
- 2016 Highlights: Read about our accomplishments from the past year.