EarthWorms Podcast interview about the proposed subdivision

Curious to learn more about the proposed development on the Katy Trail? Earlier this week, Jean Ponzi, host of EarthWorms on KDHX, interviewed Dan Burkhardt, founder of the Katy Land Trust, about the proposed subdivision on the Missouri River bluffs near Busch Conservation Area.  Click here to listen.

Thank you to KDHX Earthworms – environmental interviews from KDHX St. Louis Independent Media – and host Jean Ponzi.

Flyer opposing re-zoning for proposed development

We know that if enough people learn about this proposal – and take action – the re-zoning request that is being requested will be denied.

 

Click here to download, print, and circulate this flyer to your friends and neighbors! And mark your calendar for February 21 to make your voice heard at the St. Charles County Planning and Zoning meeting.

 

February 21. 7pm
Executive Office Building
100 North Third Street
St. Charles, MO

Byan Haynes Gallery Opening

Bryan Haynes Gallery

Bryan Haynes Gallery

For all of you who visited the Peers Store in 2017, you know that the Katy Land Trust works closely with one of Missouri’s great artists, Bryan Haynes of Washington, Missouri. This season, he exhibited the artwork he created to illustrate our book, Growing Up with the River: Nine Generations Along the Missouri. We have always said that Bryan paints the Missouri countryside we want people to appreciate and conserve.

Fortunately for all of us, Bryan is opening his new studio and gallery in historic downtown Washington.  We are so excited that Bryan is bringing his creativity to a beautiful new space within walking distance of the river!

Grand Opening!

The Bryan Haynes Gallery is having its Grand Opening on the weekend of November 18-19, 2017.

The new gallery is located at 10 West Second Street in Washington and is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5 pm or by appointment. Email Bryan at artbybry@aol.com or call 636-544-1016 for more information.

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Fall events at Peers Store

In Missouri’s most beautiful time of the year, put these fun fall events on your October calendar:

Sunday, October 22
Peers to Treloar Tram Rides
On the Katy Trail
Noon to 4pm
Celebrate the Second Annual Peers to Treloar Party along the Katy Trail! Featuring music, tram rides, a bald eagle from the World Bird Sanctuary, Warren County Old Threshers, and grilled brats from the Marthasville Volunteer Fire Department.

Sunday, October 29
Meet Billyo O’Donnell
At the Peers Store
Noon to 4pm
Native of Warren County and one of America’s greatest painters, Billyo O’Donnell will be at the Peers Store. Join him for music on the porch, free ice cream as long as it lasts, and 20% off all gifts and merchandise.

Sunday, October 29
The Haunted Honeysuckle Hike
On the Katy Trail meeting at the Treloar Trailhead
1-4pm
Come dressed as Zombies and clear away invasive honeysuckle along the Katy Trail. Organized with Katy Trail State Park, this will be good exercise, rowdy yet safe fun, and maybe a little hard work! Free lunch at Treloar Bar & Grill for the first 15 to sign up! Sign up for the hike on EventBrite.

Philip Slein Gallery

Book Signing for “Growing Up with the River” at the Philip Slein Gallery 11/3/16

Philip Slein is an artist, a collector, and a gallery owner in the Central West End. He has been an admirer of the Missouri River, its valleys, and bluffs for decades and Dan asked him to contribute some comments for the cover of “Growing Up with the River”.

Philip Slein commented,

My introduction to the incredible beauty of the Missouri River valley was as a student at the university of Missouri where I met landscape painter Frank Stack. I bought one of his sun-fills soil paintings of the river and that began my years painting in this majestic valley. I credit this introduction with my life-long appreciation of our namesake river.

Just after the book was published, Phil hosted a reception and book signing at the Philip Slein Gallery which included all of Bryan Haynes’s original paintings as well as some sketches.

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Presentation and Book Signing at the St. Louis County Library

Presentation and Book Signing for “Growing Up with the River” at the St. Louis County Library 10/19/16

On October 19, a stormy night didn’t deter 70+ friends of St. Louis County Library from participating in a presentation and book signing by Dan, Connie, and Bryan.

Bonus:  A raffle for a bur oak tree — one of the main characters in “Growing Up with the River” — made the winner very happy (thanks to a generous donation from Forest ReLeaf)!

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