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A Pep Talk with “The Coach” – Cleaning up America’s Rivers with Living Lands & Waters

Presentation and Pep Talk from Mike Coyne-Logan, Educational Facilitator with Living Lands & Waters

Mike will share the inspiring story of Living Lands & Waters, the world’s greatest river clean-up crew. And probably some of the gritty details.

Nozzy with Tires

Mike Coyne-Logan is the Educational Facilitator with Living Lands & Waters, the world's greatest river clean-up crew. https://www.livinglandsandwaters.org/

Time and Place

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
7:00 pm

Shelter #2 - Frontier Park, St. Charles, MO
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Presentation and Pep Talk with Mike Coyne-Logan, Educational Facilitator with Living Lands & Waters

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

6. p.m. Social Hour 
7:00 p.m. Presentation

At Pavilion #2 at Frontier Park on the St. Charles Riverfront.
500 N Riverside Dr. –  St Charles, MO
(details below)

Presentation is FREE and open to the public! 

Hosted by Greenway Network

NOTE – This is our first gathering since the pandemic. We can’t wait to see you! We will be gathering outside and observing social distancing and wearing masks.  Guests should bring a chair and whatever snacks or beverages they prefer.  You may make arrangements directly with Bike Stop Cafe to pre-order a box dinner to be delivered to the park. (Thank you Jodi!) Bike Stop Cafe – (636) 724-9900.

Since 1998, Living Lands & Waters has been an inspiring force of nature and industrial might, cleaning up America’s rivers with their skilled river crew and river clean-up barge. We’ll be joined by LLW Educational Facilitator Mike Coyne-Logan (AKA “Nozzie”, AKA “The Coach”), who is his own force of nature.

Mike will share the story of Living Lands & Waters and his story inspiring students and citizens of all ages to make their world a better place, starting NOW!


Mike loves dogs, humans and picking up garbage from America’s rivers.

Mike began as a volunteer with LLW in 2005 and was asked to join the crew in 2007. Mike graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2000 with degrees in history and education. Before joining the Living Lands & Waters team, he worked as a teacher in his hometown of Rock Island, IL. Much like the mighty paddlewheels on the majestic steamboats of yesteryear, Nozzy propels the crew to greatness. His knack for motivational speaking and his go-getter attitude have earned him the nickname “Coach.” His words have inspired thousands of volunteers at hundreds of river cleanups. Mike takes his coaching to the classroom as the Education Facilitator, teaching students about the importance of our nation’s rivers, clean water and recycling. In his spare time, Nozzy enjoys lifting weights, reading, seeing live music and picking up garbage.

This presentation will be located outside at Shelter #2 in Frontier Park in downtown St. Charles, MO.

Shelter #2 is the southern-most pavilion (upstream). Here’s a Google Pin for the location. 

You can either park along Riverside Dr. or at the northern end of the parking lot by Lewis and Clark Boathouse & Nature Center.

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!

The Big Muddy Speaker Series also takes place monthly in Rocheport and Kansas City.

In memory of Greenway Network’s Greg Poleski.

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.