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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 […]

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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. […]

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Katy Land Trust helps fund scholarship

Holy Neill and Rob Hunt with Watershed Committee of the Ozarks was the Scholarship winner funded by the Katy Land Trust, Magnificent Missouri, and Missouri Stream Team Watershed Coalition.  

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Pat Jones says “Don’t sell beautiful land to housing developer”

Please read Pat Jones’ letter to the editor. It expresses very well some of our concerns about the proposed development along the Katy Trail. If you share our concerns, please join us at the zoning hearing on December 2oth. Details here.  

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Proposed development on the Katy Trail and Missouri River

UPDATE: There was a zoning hearing on December 20 in St. Charles. At the January 17 hearing, the committee postponed the re-zoning vote until the meeting on February 21, 2018. Zoning hearing details – Notification Letter Bluffs PUD Concept Plan St. Louis Post Dispatch articles: Hundreds of homes planned on University-owned land St. Charles delays […]

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Byan Haynes Gallery Opening

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 […]

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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 […]

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Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Total Solar Eclipse: An Unforgettable Experience Where: Peers Store Date: August 21st Time: 11am to 2pm Join us for one of nature’s most incredible displays and plunge into twilight at midday.  The Bluegill Buddies will be playing old-time string band music live on the porch, leading us through the total solar eclipse that is set […]

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First Lady Georganne Nixon on “Growing Up with the River”

First Lady Georganne Nixon comments on “Growing Up with the River: Nine Generations on the Missouri” The Burkhardts know that Jay and I love the Missouri River.  The Governor’s mansion overlooks the Big Muddy, we canoe and kayak on the river, and we explore all along the Katy Trail and the river valley.  We ride […]

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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 […]

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