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2011 Schedule

2011 is the 10th Anniversary of Missouri River Relief - and we've got a gangbuster year planned!

See you on the river!

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We've got three major projects going on this year.

1. Aerial MegaScout - We teamed up with EcoFlight to fly the Lower Missouri River, mapping major trash deposited by recent flooding and adding it to our MegaScout GIS database. Click for more info»

2. Upriver Rolling Clean-ups - Our partners in Yankton, Sioux City and Omaha are working with us on a series of clean-ups below the Gavin's Point Dam.

3. Big Muddy Clean Sweep - Our signature project of the year. We'll be chartering the Living Lands and Waters trash barge for a few months, doing a clean sweep of trash from Kansas City to the Confluence in St. Louis. We'll be stopping in communities along the way for clean-ups, education and good ol' riverside gatherings.

As we add more projects to our schedule, they'll appear here, where you can link for more info. Some of these are organized by friends, some by Missouri River Relief. You can also download our latest schedule here»

Here's the lineup so far:

  • March 26 - Confluence Trash Bash - St. Louis, MO

  • April 2 - Project Blue River Rescue - Kansas City, MO

  • April 30 - Omaha/Council Bluffs Clean-up

  • May 7 - Siouxland Missouri River Clean-up - Sioux City, IA & South Sioux City, NE

  • May 7 - Yankton, SD Clean-up

  • July 2 - 2nd Annual Race to the Dome - Providence or Hartsburg to Jefferson City

  • July 19-22 - Missouri River 340 Race (Support Boats) - Kansas City to St. Charles

  • August 27 - Operation Clean Stream

  • Sept. 10 - Nov. 5 - Big Muddy Clean Sweep
    A clean-up barge trip from Kansas City to the Confluence in St. Louis.
  • There will be projects in communities and public lands across the state, but these are the three main clean-up events during the Big Muddy Clean Sweep:

    Keep posted for more details of how you can get involved in this cross-state clean-up! If you are interested in helping in your river community, contact us.

    Clean-Up Volunteers, Sign Up Now!

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