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Missouri River Relief on Film

Missouri River Relief has been lucky to have a bunch of great videos made on our project. It makes it easier to convey our mission to people to have some visual aids. Here's some links for a bunch of great videos.

Missouri River Relief Press Clips

Missouri River Relief has been featured in many newspaper articles and TV spots throughout the basin.

Here's a rolling list of some select articles and TV news clips:

Sept. 15, 2013 - Columbia Tribune - "Race to the Dome Features Good Natured Competition" Click here»

Sept. 7, 2013 - WOWT-TV, Omaha, NE - "Volunteers Take to Missouri River for Clean-up" with great video! Click here»

June 13, 2013 - Washington Missourian - "Missouri River Clean-up Nets Three Tons of Trash" Click here»

April 22, 2013 - Re-Discover Washington - "Washington River Festival & Clean-up 2013" - Photo Essay by Slava Peteva-Bowman. Click here»

April 15, 2013 - Washington Missourian - "The Big Muddy" - an educational graphic produced by the Missouri Press Association and Missouri River Relief. Click here»

Feb. 25, 2013 - The Waterways Journal - "Cleanup Organization Works the Missouri River". Click here»

Dec. 30, 2012 - Gasconade County News Live - "Van Booven and Geltz credited with multiplying 'Hermann Beach' clean-up effort of 16 other volunteers". Click here»

Oct 16, 2012 - Action 41 News Kansas City, MO - "Project gives students hands-on experience with keeping the Missouri River clean"Click here»

Oct 7, 2012 - KQ 2 TV St. Joseph, MO - "Area Volunteers Help Clean Up the Missouri River" Click here»

Sept. 23, 2012 - KETV Channel 7 News Omaha, NE- "Hundreds of Volutneers clean up Missouri River". Click here»

Sept. 22, 2012 - WOWT Channel 6 News Omaha, NE- "River Cleanup Yields The Unusual Amid The Trash". Click here»

Oct 29, 2011 - Columbia Tribune - "Missouri River Trash Yields a few treasures" - messages in bottles always make good stories. Click here»

October 5, 2011 - Washington Missourian -"We All Live Downstream" (with video) Click here»

October 12, 2011 - Gasconade Republican - "MoRR Learning Festival draws praise from area administrators" Click here»

July 2, 2011 - Columbia Tribune - "River Advocates Hatch Big Cleanup Plan" A sneak peek at our Big Muddy Clean Sweep. Click here»

May 2011 - Sioux City Journal - "River Cleanup Yields Kilo of Cocaine, Police Believe" We wish they focused more on the volunteer effort, but there you go...(this link also includes a couple of video clips from local TV stations) Click here»

April 2011 - Omaha World Herald - "Volunteers Clean Up River Trash" Click here»

March 2011 - Kansas City Star - "For Blue River Cleanup, Organizers Hope for 1,000 Volunteers" (features our 2006 MegaScout map and talks about upcoming Big Muddy Clean Sweep) Click here»

March 2011 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - "Cleanup group goes to the air to map Missouri River trash" Click here»

October 2010 - St. Joseph News-Press - "Volunteers Clean Up Missouri River Banks" Click here» Also, check out an editorial printed before the clean-up»

April 2010 - Washington Missourian - "Volunteers Cleanup Missouri River" with photo gallery. Click here» also, check out a great letter to the editor printed in the Missourian following the event»

September 2009 - Jefferson City News Tribune - "Caretakers of the Mighty Mo." Also includes a staff editorial. Click here (pdf)»

June 2009 - Dakota County Star - "Siouxland Missouri River Clean-up June 27" Click here»

April 2009 - Columbia Missourian - "Missouri River Relief volunteers attempt to clean up the river" (with multi-media slideshow) Click Here»

May 2008 - Prairie Fire Newspaper - "Grassroots Boots on the Muddy River" Click Here»

May 2008 - Boonville Daily News - "New Franklin Students Clean Up at Franklin Island" (with photo slideshow) Click Here»

August 2007 - St. Louis Suburban Journals - "Pokin Around: Mission Possible - Commando Volunteers Help Clean up Missouri River" (an awesome personal column about volunteering at a clean-up in St. Charles, MO) Click Here»

 

River Relief Magazine Articles

Sept 2013 - Vox Magazine - "Flooding affects efforts of Missouri River Relief" Click here»

April 2011 - Vox Magazine - "On the Job: River Conservationist" - an interview with MRR Director Jeff Barrow by Samantha Sonderen. Click here»

August 2010 - Inside Columbia - "Missouri River Relief - How Can I Help?" by Anita Neal Harrison. A great overview of our work. Click Here»

July 2010 - Missouri Wildlife - "Missouri River Relief:  800 Miles Cleaned Since 1991" by Jeff Barrow, Director of Missouri River Relief. Click Here»

May 2010 - Missouri Conservationist - "I Am Conservation" by Jim Low, MO Dept. of Conservation. A nice piece about Missouri River Relief, Stream Team 1875. Click Here»

March 2009 - Channels - The award winning Missouri Stream Team magazine featured us on the front cover. Click Here»

April 2008 - Rural Missouri Magazine - "River Relief - Removing Refuse Helps One Group Reconnect Citizens with Missouri's Rivers" by Jason Jenkins. About our 2008 Mari-Osa Dump Clean-up on the Osage River. Click Here»

"Big Muddy Clean Sweep" media clips

Our Big Muddy Clean Sweep is the flagship project of our 10th Anniversary. We're cleaning up the river by barge from Jefferson City to St. Louis. It's been fun seeing media coverage in all the towns we visit. Here's a sample:

"Gathered by Thousands, Measured in Tons"

This video was put produced by Jodi Pfefferkorn of Flaming Fiddle Productions with help from Woodruff Sweitzer. It's a great snapshot of the work Missouri River Relief volunteers have done to change the face of the Missouri River. It features music by Noah Earle and Cathy Barton & Dave Para. Includes footage by Jim Karpowicz of The Documentary Group (3:46 min)

River Relief Radio

Here's a few radio stories and interviews done with Missouri River Relief staff & volunteers.

Missouri Outdoors

Missouri River Relief has been featured many times on Missouri Outdoors, the now-cancelled public TV show produced by the Missouri Department of Conservation. Here's links to our past features:

2006 - "Tracking the Trash" a peek at our 754 mile MegaScout Trash Survey. Click here»

2002 - "Missouri River Relief" some footage of our earliest clean-ups with Living Lands and Waters. Click here»

2004 - "A Day at the River" a peek into one of our largest Watershed Festivals. Click here»

The Price of Water - Missouri River Relief Segment

This segment is from a great documentary produced by Nebraska Public TV about restoration of water supplies. This segment covers our first Omaha/Council Bluffs Missouri River Clean-up in 2006. Click here for their webpage»

Or view the Missouri River Relief segment hosted on Vimeo and posted here.

Karp's Korner

One of our founders, Jim Karpowicz, is also a documentary producer. His production company is called The Documentary Group.

Every once in a while, he'll put together a special clip for us highlighting a special moment in Missouri River Relief history. Here's a few:

River Camp: The Movie! (2009 - 6:13) - Using a narration from Meredith Ludwig's Compost Pile radio program and music by "Naked Dave" Bandy, this video shows our 2009 River Camp Sandbar Banquet on beautiful California Island in the Manitou Bluffs. Click here to check it out»

Missouri Stream Team 1875 (2009 - 3:27) - Jim produced an award-winning documentary covering the 20th Anniversary of the Missouri Stream Team Program. Here's a clip about Missouri River Relief» Or you can watch the whole show»

Le Flume (2009 - 2:34) - A glimpse at the trash flume we used to clean-up the Mari-Osa Dump in 2009. Click here to check it out»

Patagonia MegaScout Video

Outdoor clothing company Patagonia was one of the sponsors for our 2006 MegaScout 754 mile trash survey of the Big Muddy. Now they've posted a fantastic film about the trip, produced by MRR crewmembers Charlotte Overby and Jim Karpowicz. Check out the video on the Patagonia Blog, The Cleanest Line.

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