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River Relief awarded EPA Environmental Education Grant

Two-year grant will boost organization capacity to teach and connect people to the Missouri River

epa-logoOn Nov. 10, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that 35 organizations nationwide had been awarded more than 3.3 million dollars to support environmental education and action across the country. Out of 400 applicants nationwide, Missouri River Relief was selected as one of five supported projects in our four-state Region 7 (MO, IA, KS, NE). 

The grant, called "Building Capacity for Missouri River Education" supports three main projects -

  • Building a network of River Action Teams along the lower Missouri River and supporting Missouri River Action and education projects with a series of grants to organizations along the river;
  • Conducting a teacher workshop entitled “Missouri River: A Catalyst for Learning”
  • Hosting an on-the-river summer camp for youth called “Missouri River Academy”


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Ways to Give this Season

Please help us continue our mission to make the Missouri River a better place for generations to come by making a tax-deductible donation today!

Click below for diffferent ways to give:

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In Memoriam

We are honored to have received charitable donations in memory of the following friends of Missouri River Relief. You can always contact us or donate online for gifts in memoriam.

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Enjoy the Big Muddy Speaker Series each month in three cities!


The monthly Big Muddy Speaker Series is held in Rocheport, St. Charles and Kansas City.

The Big Muddy Speaker Series has its own website! A one stop shop for statewide Missouri River knowledge.

The Big Muddy Speaker Series is held in three locations, Rocheport , Kansas City and St. Charles. The free monthly presentations bring experts to discuss Missouri River issues, biology, hydrology, history and more.


Here's the links to presentations in each location:

Rocheport Series - More Info»

Kansas City Series - More Info»

St. Charles Series - More Info»


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River Heroes Gala Nov. 12

Faultless Event Space in the historic West Bottoms
Kansas City, MO  6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Please join Missouri River Relief in honoring River Heroes Tony Jean Dickerson and the Hulston Family Foundation at the River Heroes Gala on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 at the Faultless Event Space in Kansas City.

The Missouri River will be the backdrop at this spacious and historic venue in Kansas City’s West Bottoms area. Enjoy drinks, dinner, live music by the Kaw Mountain Band, a silent auction and awards presentations from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Tony Dickerson and the Hulston Family Foundation have been instrumental in enabling Missouri River Relief to continue its mission of connecting people to the Missouri River.

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