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Saturday, September 12, 2015

St. Charles Missouri River Clean-up 2015

Bishop's Landing at Lewis and Clark Boathouse, St. Charles, MO.

We're back in St. Charles for our 10th Missouri River Clean-up, based at the Lewis and Clark Boathouse next to Frontier Park in historic downtown St. Charles. Stay tuned for more info!

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River Updates

Read up on the MR340 race!

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Ground Crews refill a six man racing canoe. photo copyright by Dave Marner

2015 Missouri American Water MR340 - July 28-31

Kansas City, KS, to St. Charles, MO

A collection of photos, articles and videos about the MR340

It's been a tense week, watching river level projections creep up as storms continue marching across the river valley. But this race is a go and looks to be one of the largest yet. 400 boats are registered for the event, with over 600 paddlers. 

Good luck to all the racers - See you on the river!

Since 2007, Missouri River Relief has been a partner in the MR340 race - a 340 mile paddling race across the state of Missouri. Racers purchase super cool race stickers and all of that money goes to support our efforts. We bring as many safety boat crews as we can and help up and down the race course.

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Welcome our new Education Coordinator, Kristen Schulte!

We are proud and so lucky to be welcoming our new full-time Education Coordinator, Kristen Schulte on board. 

Kristen has been working outdoors educating kids for six years everywhere from Yellowstone National Park to Missouri Botanical Gardens and Missouri State Parks. She's also a hardworking volunteer and board member for a Missouri nonprofit we really admire, the Ozark Trail Association. 

She's already become a great asset to the team and will be leading her first Missouri River summer camp this July with  River Relief and Summers@Mizzou. 

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Refurbish Our Fleet Campaign

UPDATE! Our Campaign was a success...but we still need help!

Thanks to the generous donations of 127 people, our Indie-GoGo campaign raised $12,186!!! But we still have a ways to go to reach our goals. You can always donate on our website here. 

We will begin fulfilling donor perks in late June and we'll contact you with our plan. THANK YOU!!!!

Behind Every Healthy River is a Strong Fleet

Our five trucks have driven more than 1.5 million miles. They’ve been good to us, but it’s time to retire these guys to peaceful pastures. We need $100,000 to replace them.

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Mile Marker 68.3 Bier Fest - Benefit for MRR in Washington, MO

Saturday, April 25 - 1-5 p.m.
Washington Missouri Riverfront (old sand plant east of Riverfront Park)

This first ever beer festival in Washington, MO, hosted by Augusta Brewing, is a benefit for Missouri River Relief!

Purchase tickets now for this beautiful day of good suds, great music, tasty food and fun on the banks of the river! Featuring an amazing lineup of more than 30 brewers from across the state. 

Plus...don't worry about the weather. Augusta Brewing has already put up some massive tents on site. Rain or shine!

Includes commemorative glass, beer tastings and live music from The River Rats!

We love a beer fest named after the river mile marker!

And it benefits Missouri River Relief? Perfect.  

And we've got a bunch of friends that are hopping on Amtrak to get there. Sounds good to me!

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Film: "Peeled Faces on the Amazon - The Story of the Amazon Express"

Missouri Premiere - Saturday, April 11

Where - Columbia Independent School - 1804 N. Stadium Blvd, Columbia, MO (please use South Parking Lot and entrance)

When - Door Open at 5:30 p.m. Film starts at 7:00 p.m. followed by discussion with expedition paddler West Hansen

Tickets - $18 in advance or at the door. (15 and under FREE with paid family member) PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Film Length - 1 hour 42 min. Click here to download flier (pdf)

Refreshments donated by Be the Change Volunteers and Bur Oak Brewing

Come see a special showing of the feature length film documenting the first descent of the Amazon River from its most distant source in 2012. This will be followed by a question and answer session with the expedition’s leader West Hansen.  With sponsorship from National Geographic, the Amazon Express team negotiated significant whitewater challenges in the upper headwaters and then transitioned to paddle down waters that develop into the largest river on earth. Click here to view the trailer on Vimeo. 

This event is a fundraiser for Missouri River Relief and Be The Change Volunteers. See below for more info. 

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