Upcoming in St. Charles, Mo.
Spotlight on the Port of Lincoln in Mississippi River Floodplain
Presentation by David Stokes, Great Rivers Habitat Alliance
David Stokes will discuss the impacts of a proposed multimodal shipping port in the Mississippi River floodplain near Winfield, MO.
Time and Place
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Big A's on the Riverfront
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Presentation by David Stokes, Executive Director of Great Rivers Habitat Alliance
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
6. p.m. Social Hour at Big A’s on the Riverfront
7:00 p.m. Presentation
At Big A’s on the Riverfront (in the back room)
308 N Main St. – St Charles, MO
Presentation is FREE and open to the public!
Hosted by Greenway Network
The Port of Lincoln is a proposed multimodal port facility in eastern Lincoln County near Winfield serving highway, train and river shipping. After four years of planning, last October the developers announced that they are going to begin applying for permits for Phase 1 of the port.
On Nov. 13, 2018, the City of St. Charles City Council passed a resolution stating that the project would do “permanent, devastating and wholesale damage to the environment, wildlife, habitat and heritage in Lincoln and St. Charles counties.”
David Stokes, the Director of Great Rivers Habitat Alliance, will discuss why his organization is opposed to the project and what the direct impacts of this floodplain project will be. GRHA was “founded in 2000 in order to directly combat the growing consumption of the 100-year Confluence Flood Plain through commercial development.”
David Stokes is a Saint Louis native and a graduate of Saint Louis University High School and Fairfield (Conn.) University. He joined Great Rivers Habitat Alliance as executive director in 2016. He currently serves on the University City Commission for Access and Local Original Programming (CALOP) and is a past president of the University City Library Board. He served on the St. Louis County 2010 Council Redistricting Commission. Stokes was the 2012 representative to the Electoral College from Missouri’s First Congressional District. He lives in University City with his wife and their three children.
To Big A’s on the Riverfront, our host for the Speaker Series.
To get there from I-70
- Take I-70 to exit 229B – the 5th St. Exit
- Merge onto 5th St. headed north toward St. Charles.
- After about 1 mile, turn right on Monroe St.
- Turn left onto N. Main St.
- Big A’s will be on your right (308 N. Main St.) Additional parking is available in the rear.
- View on Google Maps.
Resources and Links
Dig deeper for more info on this topic.
- Great Rivers Habitat Alliance Webpage.
- Port of Lincoln, USA Facebook page.
- ARTICLE – “Huge Port Proposed in Lincoln County” – by Tim Bryant, Sept. 19, 2014 – St. Louis Post-Dispatch
- ARTICLE – “Port of Lincoln Phase 1 Construction Slated” -October 16, 2018 – Lincoln County Journal.
- ARTICLE – “St. Charles City Council Objects to Port of Lincoln” – Dec. 4, 2018 – Lincoln County Journal
- ARTICLE – “Riverport Plans Deferred in Lincoln County” – by David Murray – Nov. 23, 2018 – Waterways Journal.
- AUDIO – “David Stokes, Executive Director, Great Rivers Habitat Alliance, on Whether St. Louis Is Making Floods Worse” – radio interview on KMOX with Charlie Brennon.
The Big Muddy Speakers Series in St. Charles
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All speakers are presenting for free and Big A’s is sharing the space for free! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with all of us!
A special thank you to Greg Poleski of Greenway Network for making this happen!
The views and opinions expressed by our presenters do not necessarily reflect the view or policies of Greenway Network, the Big Muddy Speaker Series or any of the partners that support this public forum. The Big Muddy Speaker Series believes that hearing diverse perspectives is a crucial building block for an informed public.