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Missouri River Relief Press Clips, Video and Blogs

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:

March 8, 2017 - Washington Missourian - "We Experience the River" - by Karen Cernich

Sept. 3, 2016 - Jefferson City News-Tribune - "The Value of Volunteering for Missouri River Clean-up" - Staff Editorial

July 14, 2016 - Washington Missourian - "New Haven Welcomes Missouri River Academy" - by Monte Miller. 

June 20, 2016 - Boonville Daily News - "The Great Missouri River - A Beneficial Catalyst for Learning" by Joan Read

April 22, 2016 - Washington Missourian - "Missouri River Cleanup in New Haven Successful - Over 100 Volunteers Pitch In" by Don Kruse

April 21, 2016 - Science, Health and Environmental News - "Let's Go Outside:  Kristen Schulte uses nature as a classroom for enviornmental education" by Yuan Yuan

April 20, 2016 - Gasconade Republican - "Missouri River Relief hosts OMS/OHS Students for Day of Learning at New Haven" by Dave Marner

April 19, 2016 - KLPW AM - "Volunteers Collect Nearly 5 Tons of Trash Along Missouri River in New Haven" by Kyle Quick

Oct. 19, 2015 - University News - UMKC - "Students Clean Up Big Muddy" 

Oct. 18, 2015 - Jefferson City News-Tribune - "River Race raises money, awareness to keep waters clean"  by Riley Beggin

Oct. 17, 2015 - Columbia Missourian - "6th Annual Race to the Dome Raises $9,000" by Chloe Castleberry

Oct. 5, 2015 - KSHB TV - "Missouri River Cleanup encourages metro students to help the environment" (with great VIDEO) - by Jeremy Muhiu

Oct. 2, 2015 - KSMU Radio - "Cleansing Missouri's Waters, Sharing Stories of It's History and Admiring the Moon". Beautiful spoken word piece by Ozark musician and storyteller Marideth Sisco about a boat ride we took with her for the 2015 lunar eclipse.

Sept. 16, 2015 - CBS St. Louis - "Hundreds of Volunteers Clean Up Missouri River" 

July 12, 2015 - Mitchell Daily Republic - "River Race Raises Funds for Missouri River Cleanup" by Evan Hendershot about the Fort to Field 50 Race. 

June 14, 2015 - Council Bluffs Daily NonPariel - "'Big Muddy Meet-Up' - Volunteers Collect Trash Along Missouri River" - by Mike Brownlee

June 13, 2015 - Omaha World-Herald - "140 volunteers clean up Missouri River, remove 10 tons of trash"  

May 2, 2015 - Washington Missourian - "‘It Makes You Feel Good, Want to Help the Community’ - WMS Students Say River Cleanup Field Trip Was Fun, Inspiring" - by Karen Cernich - Click here»

April 22, 2015 - Washington Missourian - "River Clean-up and Festival a Huge Success" - by Karen Butterfield - Click here»

April 7, 2015 - Boonville Daily News - "Boonville Citizens Honored for Dedication to Mo River Relief Organization" - Click here»

March 24, 2015 - This Pug Life blog - "Confluence Trash Bash 2015"

Sept. 20, 2014 - KOMU TV - "Big Muddy Clean Sweep makes waves in Boonville" - story and video

Sept. 22, 2014 - KOMU TV - "Trash turned art is showcased at Boonville River Festival" - KOMU story with photos about Boonville High School art teacher Helen Sander's students and their trash-to-art exhibit at the Boonville River Festival.

Aug. 13, 2014 - Kansas City Star - "Safety Boat Captains serve in the MR340 for the love of the river and the challenge" - Click here»

Aug. 10, 2014 - Columbia Tribune - "Pulse Shots: Cleaning up the Big Muddy" - a series of photos from our "Meet the Big Muddy - Summers @ Mizzou Summer Camp". Click here»

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 Volunteers 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» is created and maintained by Missouri River Relief, P.O. Box 463, Columbia, MO 65205
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