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

A collection of photos, articles and videos about the MR340

This year's Missouri American Water MR340 was postponed from July to August 12-15 due to flooding in the western half of the race course. It was impossible for many who had registered for the original date to make the reschedule, but still 230 boats with 344 paddlers showed up at Kaw Point Park for the 9th annual MR340.

Temps were mild, even a bit chilly at night, with fog in the early morning hours. River levels were perfect and the Persied meteor showers peppered the night sky with gorgeous streaks. As always, the determination of the racers was inspiring and the hard work and dedication of the race volunteers was impressive. For some, this was the perfect race conditions. 190 boats finished.

This was also the inaugural run for the e-340, the first all-solar-powered boat race on the Missouri River. Five boats entered, two boats started and one boat finished under its own power at Katfish Katy's.

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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)


As part of the 24th Project Blue River Rescue on April 5, 2014, Missouri River Relief tackled a site on the Missouri River where floating trash collects downstream of the Blue River and Kansas City.    We call this the "Missouri River Trash Trap".  Here's a video and description of the project at Rivermile 350.9, just downstream of Kansas City.

 

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival - 2014

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Sunday, February 9th, 2014 - 2:00-6:00 p.m. The Blue Note - Columbia, MO

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This was our fourth year hosting the Wild & Scenic Film Festival at The Blue Note in Columbia, MO, and it was a great success! On a cold, snowy Sunday afternoon, 250 people 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. Thanks to many silent auction donations from a long list of community members and local businesses, we raised almost $6,000 for Missouri River Relief's local clean-up and education projects.

Our theme this year was the connection between humans and the world we share.

See photos from the event here.

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