Chapter Ten: 2040: The Missouri River Valley

Virtual Event: September 30th, 4pm 

By the time this chapter is written, the bur oak acorn planted in the spring of 2017 will have seen twenty-four growing seasons. So will the children who found the planted it. Explorers, fur traders, immigrants, steamboats, railroads, farmers, and fun-seekers having left an imprint on the Missouri River valley. More changes will leave their mark by 2040. 

More information on the activity for this chapter will be released soon. 
Special Guests:
Lesley S. Hoffarth, P.E., President & Executive Director of Forest Park Forever, will discuss how and why Forest Park was in the late 19th century, Forest Park Forever’s role in the dramatic restoration of the Park and it’s role today, and the exciting new 17-acre Nature Playscape nearing the end of its construction in the Park.
Meridith Perkins, Executive Director with Forest ReLeaf of Missouri will discuss the value of planting and stewarding trees as an empowering way for people to take action now, ensuring that the legacy of our natural environment lives on for future generations.
The below image illustrates the different towns featured in Growing Up with the River.  Follow along as we embark on this storytelling journey, every Wednesday through September 30th!

Photo courtesy of the Missouri Historical Society and the Missouri History Museum.