WEST ALTON, Mo. — A free day of fun outdoors is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Lincoln Shields Recreation Area.
Attendees will enjoy paddling a 24-foot canoe, geocaching, hiking, living history presentations and bird watching.
The Canoemobile traveling environmental program aims to engage people in outdoor experiences, enhance learning opportunities, cultivate a stewardship ethic and create pathways to pursue career opportunities in the outdoors. The Canoemobile’s focus brings environmental literacy to youths and adults, people with disabilities, and community members through experiences in their local public lands and waterways.
All training and supplies will be available upon arrival to prepare participants for an exciting experiences on the waterways. No registration or experience is necessary. The event is located at the Lincoln Shields Recreation Area at 14701 U.S. 67, West Alton, MO 63368. For information, call (314) 655-1614.
Access area to temporarily close
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rivers Project Office, will temporarily close the Maple Island Access Area on Riverlands Way in West Alton to vehicle and pedestrian traffic beginning Oct. 24.
This closure is planned to make repairs to the boat ramp. The construction work and equipment necessary will not allow for safe use of the area. For this reason, no public access to Maple Island will be permitted until the completion of the repairs.