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April 18, 2015

Washington River Festival & Clean-up 2015

Rennick Riverfront Park, Washington, MO

Washington, Mo. is one of the most river-centric towns on the Lower Missouri River. The beautiful park overlooking the river is the ideal place to hold, not just a community river clean-up, but also a local river festival highlighting the town's connection to the river.  

We are looking forward to a Saturday full of river clean-ups, music, river education and good food on the banks of the Missouri.  Stay tuned for more details! Click here for all the details.

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River Updates

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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Join Missouri River Relief for the 2015 "Summers@Mizzou"

July 12-16, 2015
University of Missouri - Columbia

Missouri River Relief is excited to offer a very special summer camp for students aged 14-18 getting up close and personal with the Big Muddy.  It's called "Big River Experience" 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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Wild & Scenic Film Festival - 2015

Sunday, February 8th
2:00-5:00 p.m. 
The Blue Note - Columbia, MO

This was our fifth year hosting this event at The Blue Note, and it was the best yet. Despite some really beautiful weather, over 290 visitors filled the venue to screen a diverse slate of films, feast on amazing treats baked up by River Relief volunteers and raise funds for Missouri River Relief. Plus we were treated to music from Two Bit Steve, the new duo featuring local musical legends Stephen Andsager and John Galbraith.

Thanks to many silent auction donations from a long list of community members and local businesses, we raised over $5,700 for Missouri River Relief's local clean-up and education projects.

The event was hosted by Missouri River Relief and The Blue Note with support from the Alpine Shop and donations from a long list of local businesses, artists and friends (see the full list on the right). In addition, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival is supported by several National Sponsors, listed on the right. 

 

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Accepting Applications for Education Coordinator

NOTE - THIS POSITION IS NOW FILLED. We will announce our new Education Coordinator in April!

Missouri River Relief seeks applicants for the position of Education Coordinator.

This position will be responsible for the design and implementation of a wide variety of environmental education projects that further the goals of Missouri River Relief.

Click here for a complete job description (pdf).

To apply, download and complete the job application form and send it electronically with a cover letter describing why you are applying for the job to Executive Director, Jeff Barrow by January 30, 2015.

If you have questions, feel free to contact Jeff Barrow at 573.443.0292 or the email address linked above.

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Missouri River MegaScout

trashmap

The MegaScout online interactive map shows lots of info on the trash in the Lower Missouri River. 

An interactive map of the trash on the Missouri River

The Missouri River MegaScout is an ongoing project by Missouri River Relief volunteers to map the trash on the Lower Missouri River. 

The latest MegaScout Project is an interactive trash map utilizing Google Maps. Check it out at megascout.riverrelief.org Scroll down for tips on how to use the map.

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