Rotary Club #10 ‒ Serving Saint Paul and the World

Welcome to Club 10

Rotary Club of Saint Paul

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
InterContinental Hotel
11 Kellogg Boulevard E
Saint Paul, MN  55101
United States of America
District Site
Venue Map
Rotary Holiday Gala 2018
Club 10 Members
Feb 26, 2019
Nowhere on its entire course does the Mississippi River change character more than in the Twin Cities. Above St. Anthony Falls, the Mississippi is a prairie river, with banks rather than bluffs and little floodplain. At St. Anthony it drops into a tight canyon, descending more than 110 feet over 8.5 miles. At the confluence with the Minnesota River, the Mississippi becomes a large floodplain river, the river most Americans think of when hearing the Mississippi’s name. This is the river of Mark Twain.
The Mississippi River between St. Anthony Falls and the Minnesota River – the Gorge – once varied from an impenetrable rapids to a shallow, swiftly flowing stream. Whether high or low, the river through this reach provided rare habitat for many species of fish and wildlife, but to make the river navigable and capture the hydropower potential, the Corps built locks and dams.  In doing so, the Corps transformed the rapids into reservoirs. When the Upper St. Anthony Falls (SAF) Lock closed permanently on June 10, 2015, it announced a new era. The primary reason for building the Upper Lock and the locks and dams downstream of the Gorge is gone.  Consequently, the Corps has initiated a Disposition Study to consider the future of the locks and dams and the Mississippi River in the heart of the Twin Cities.  
John Anfinson, Superintendent of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area and long-time Mississippi River historian, will talk about the history and potential futures of the unique reach or the Mississippi River in the Twin Cities known at the Gorge.
Club Directors
President Elect
Club Service
Club Service
International Service
Immediate Past President
Director of Membership
Public Relations
Club Administrator
Upcoming Speakers
John Anfinson, National Park Service
Feb 26, 2019
From Rapids to Reservoirs and Back Again?
Club Conversation
Mar 05, 2019
Rotation Day (offsite)
Mar 26, 2019
Club Conversation
Apr 02, 2019
Apr 16, 2019
Fast for Hope
Apr 23, 2019
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