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Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

Brunswick Grand & Missouri River Clean-up 2014

Brunswick River Access - Brunswick, MO

This will be our second time working in the Brunswick (Missouri & Grand River area) and the kick-off to our 2014 Big Muddy Clean Sweep!  A two-month, continous voyage by barge, cleaning up the Missouri River from Brunswick to Hermann in Sept. & Oct.  We need all of the support we can get, so please invite your friends, family, co-workers and club members to join us! 

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Big Muddy Clean Sweep 2014

Sept. 6 - Oct. 18, 2014

Bruswick, Jameson Island, Boonville, Cooper's Landing, Jefferson City, Hermann



The Big Muddy Clean Sweep is back!  A continuous two-month clean-up voyage by barge that will be travelling downstream from Brunswick to Hermann this Fall.

Sign-up on our website for any and all clean-ups.  They're free.  They're fun.  And the river needs you!

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Read up on the MR340 race!


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

A collection of photos, articles and videos about the MR340

2014 UPDATE - Race postponed to August 12-15

The Missouri American Water MR340 has been postponed to August 12-15 due to river forecasts projected to be in flood stage from Waverly to Boonville.  Here's the thread on the Rivermiles forum.

Here's the message from race organizer Scott Mansker:

"After consulting with our Water Patrol, Coast Guard, Swift Water Rescue Teams and First Responders along the route, the decision has been made to postpone the MR340 to the designated make up date of August 12-15, 2014. Attached is a link to the form that all paddlers need to complete. Very short form to tell us if you plan on August or wish to defer to 2015. Please fill this out as soon as your family can reach a decision. We are profoundly disappointed that things have fallen this way. It's enormously difficult to plan the race and then re-plan it all over again. We know it's also very difficult for you and your families. But it's the easier alternative than the potentially dangerous situations paddlers would find themselves in on a flooded river, at night, full of debris. We will keep you informed as the August race approaches. Thank you all for understanding. "

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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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Join Missouri River Relief at "Summers @ Mizzou"

July 20-24, 2014
University of Missouri - Columbia

Missouri River Relief is proud to be hosting a very special summer camp for students aged 14-18.  It's called Meet the "Big Muddy" - Missouri River Academy and it's part of the "Summers @ Mizzou" summer camp hosted by MU Extension and the 4-H Center for Youth Development.  There are 30 slots available, first come first serve.

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A Busy Earth Week with Missouri River Relief - Join Us!

Earth Day River Clean-up at the Confluence, Worm-o-rama, Happy Hour with River Relief and more!

From education events and parties to a massive river clean-up at the Confluence, we've got a lot going on for "Earth Week". We hope you'll join us somewhere!

Scroll down for a list and a few details on what's cooking on and off the river.

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Cleaning up a Missouri River Trash Trap (video)

"Missouri River Trash Trap Clean-up"
Part of the Project Blue River Rescue
April 5, 2014

Rivermile 350.9, just downstream of Kansas City

Project Blue River Rescue just finished its 24th annual clean-up along the banks of the Blue River, a troubled but still beautiful urban river. The event, held the first Saturday each April and organized by the Friends of Lakeside Nature Center, brings hundreds of volunteers together to clean up priority spots along the Blue. This year 1,200 volunteers, removing MANY tons of trash, recovered 1,000 tires, cleared 3 acres of invasive honeysuckle, and planted 300 trees.

Missouri River Relief has been helping for many years. This year we tackled a site on the Missouri River where floating trash collects downstream of the Blue River and Kansas City. Here's a video of this project:

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