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Rock Island Trail Expands in Jackson County

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. announced that Jackson County has entered into a trail use agreement with Union Pacific Railroad, allowing the county to move forward with construction of the second phase of the Rock Island Trail project. Construction crews are expected to resume work on the northern section of the Rock Island Trail …

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Pedaler’s Jamboree Headed to Jail in 2020!

The Pedaler’s Jamboree is a music festival hosted along the Katy trail! Historically the ride has started at Flat Branch Park in Columbia, Missouri and ended at Kemper Park in Boonville. This year, the route has changed. The historic flooding of 2019 closed multiple sections of the trail and required the Pedaler’s Jamboree directors to …

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Katy Trail Flood Advisory – July 2019

July 25, 2019 While waters have mostly receded, trail conditions are poor on previously reported closures. Based on the damage caused by the comparable flood of 1993, Missouri State Parks staff expects to find scour holes, washouts, bridge damage, downed trees, debris, silt accumulation and inconsistent trail surfacing. July 6, 2019 Mo State Parks has …

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Boonville Heritage Days – Make Memories in Missouri

The 2019 Boonville Heritage Days kicks off June 19th This event is perhaps one of my families favorite festivals of the summer. From parades to historical tours, car shows to beer gardens. Boonville’s Heritage Days truly has something to please everyone in the family. While much of the Katy trail is a wreck from flooding …

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Flooding in Saint Charles

St. Charles – The Power of the Missouri River

St. Charles, Missouri Flood – March 31, 2019 The Missouri River closely follows much of the Katy Trail which adds to its beauty and in some cases, hazardous conditions. While flooding can potentially close portions of the trail, much is currently open and actively being used. Last week I wrote about a wonderful opportunity for …

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