SLAGA Upcoming Events
Be a Trail Watcher
St. Louis County Parks invites geocachers to become TRAIL WATCH VOLUNTEERS!
There are over 140 miles of trails in St. Louis County Parks and your help is needed to monitor them. As a Trail Watch Volunteer, you’ll assist Park Rangers in keeping our trails safe and enjoyable for all! Volunteers, ages 16 years and older, must attend an initial 2-hour orientation (which requires pre-registration) at which Park Rangers will teach trail etiquette and reporting procedures. Trail Watch Volunteers serve as “ambassadors” and will not be asked to intervene in potentially dangerous situations, only to report them. After the orientation, they will be issued a Trail Watch Vest and ID Badge.
Winter/Spring 2013 Trail Watch Orientations
Wednesday, February 13 at Museum of Transportation from 7-9 pm
Tuesday, March 12 at St. Vincent Community Center from 7-9 pm
Wednesday, April 17 at Affton Community Center from 7-9 pm
Monday, May 6 at Tilles Park from 7-9 pm
All St. Louis County Parks can be monitored including:
*West County - Queeny, Greensfelder, Creve Coeur, Al Foster Trail, Lone Elk, West Tyson, Faust, Love, and Tilles Parks
*South County - Grant’s Trail, Clydesdale, Bohrer, Buder, Mathilda, Laumeier, Jefferson Barracks, Bee Tree, Cliff Cave, Simpson, Suson, and Lower Meramec Parks
*North County - North County Bikeway, Spanish Lake, Bella Fontaine, Fort Bellefontaine, McDonnell, and Champ Parks
Last Updated (Wednesday, 06 February 2013 08:41)
2013 Winter Potluck & Cabin Fever Event
Bring your favorite food to share as we get together for a meet-and-greet on Saturday, January 26th, at Jefferson Barracks Park to focus on getting to know each other and the many new cachers in the area. Starting at 11:00 am, we will have a silent auction, games, hot food, geocaching milestone awards, and will swap caching stories inside the heated Grant Pavilion. The winners of the 2012 SLAGA Travel Bug Race will be announced at this event. This is also a good opportunity to invite local land managers that you have personally worked with. Please contact your local land manager or parks department and invite them to come out. We will also have a drop-off spot for those wanting to donate canned goods to a local food pantry. Sign up by logging your "Will Attend" on the cache page.
Fifth Annual Slurpin Soup Event
Winter “BLUES” getting you down? Well how about some first class EAGLE WATCHING, great food, and great geo-fellowship in a drop dead gorgeous location high above the Mississippi River? Join us for the Fifth Annual Open House MEET AND GREET anytime between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm Saturday, January 12 at the VILLAGE OF THE BLUE ROSE located five miles north of Clarksville, Missouri. Dining room seating is limited so there will be no specific 'start' time and you are welcome to stay as long as you like. Gourmet soups, chili, fresh bread, and drinks are available for a tax-deductible donation.
St. Louis County Trail Crew
Let's give back to St. Louis County parks by volunteering for their Trail Building program. See the schedule below for upcoming outdoor workdays, where you can meet new friends and enjoy the outdoors, while helping to improve our trails. Come out for one day, or several times a season. Everyone's help is needed to expand, repair or maintain park trails.
No experience necessary. Volunteers will learn what is needed from experienced staff and Volunteer Crew Leaders. Share in a morning of improving St. Louis County Park trails by removing limbs and debris, tree trimming and general trail maintenance. Instructions, tools and water will be provided.
Upcoming Trail Work Days
SATURDAYS – 9AM to 1PM
December 8 Al Foster Trail (Glencoe), Trailhead Parking Lot
Last Updated (Wednesday, 06 February 2013 08:34)
SLAGA Welcomes Its New Board of Directors
The 2011 officers hand over the gavel to new SLAGA President Wendee Scott-Dells
SLAGA's new Board of Directors was installed at the SLAGA Fall Picnic on September 29, 2012. Congratulations to:
Last Updated (Monday, 22 October 2012 11:31)