December 10, 2016
Check out what's new on our full 2017 Schedule here. As we get closer to the dates you will find links to full webpages detailing our events.
Scroll down to your area of interest: Clean-ups, River Races, Education and Outreach Events. We're excited for the opportunity to serve another year on behalf of the Big Muddy and her amazing river community!
Community River Clean-ups
Our large scale River Clean-ups provide volunteers the opportunity to explore and enjoy the river with family, friends and neighbors while beautifying a gorgeous stretch of the Big Muddy. River Clean-up’s will leave you satisfied in knowing that you are playing a role in improving your watershed. Click here to sign up for events.
Here’s the River Clean-ups we are hosting in 2017:
- April 8 - Washington Missouri River Festival & Clean-up
- May 20 - Omaha/Council Bluffs Missouri River Clean-up
- Sept. 16 - St. Charles Missouri River Clean-up
- October 21 - Boonville Missouri River Clean-up
"Away Teams" hosted by partner organizations that Missouri River Relief assists with:
- March 18 - Confluence Trash Bash - St. Louis, MO
hosted by Greenway Network
- Aug. 26 - Operation Clean Stream - St. Louis, MO
hosted by Open Space Council
- Oct. 7 - La Benite Missouri River Clean-up - Kansas City, MO
hosted by Healthy Rivers Partnership
The Big Muddy Speaker Series brings together Missouri River experts with community members to share knowledge and perspective on the Missouri River, its history, ecology, commerce and more. It is created and inspired by a partnership of organizations with a common goal - to deepen the connection of our communities to the river that connects us to each other.
- 2nd Tuesday of each month - Rocheport, MO
- 2nd Wednesday of each month - St. Charles, MO
- 4th Tuesday of each month - Kansas City, MO
We pride ourselves on bringing communities together regardless of what the occasion might be, big or small. Here's a few public outreach events you'll be welcome to participate in:
- Feb. 12 - Wild & Scenic Film Festival - The Blue Note, Columbia MO
- April 29 - Mile 68.3 BierFest (benefit) - Washington, MO
- June 15 - Missouri River Sunset River Excursion with Columbia Parks and Recreation- Columbia, MO
- Sept. 9 - Eco-Art Fest River Cruises - Columbia, MO
- Nov. 3-5 - Missouri River Rendezvous - St. Joseph, MO
To witness the determination of river racers, the grit of the ground crews and the hospitality of the volunteers involved are truly inspiring. We are proud to provide safety boats to assist up and down these race courses and be part of so many races that have changed the way our state looks at our rivers. These serve our mission to connect people to the Missouri River in an intimate way, while also raising money as a fundraiser to support our efforts.
- May 13 - Osage Spring 12 - 12 miles on the Osage River
- Aug. 26 - Race for the Rivers - 20 or 40 miles from Washington to St. Charles
- Sept. 30 - Race to the Dome - 16 or 26 miles - Providence/Hartsburg to Jeff City
To see the full list of river races happening in the Midwest Region, visit the Alpine Shop's 2017 Race Calendar on Rivermiles.com
Our education programs engage participants’ innate sense of wonder and natural curiosity to explore the Missouri River through place-based programs that are interdisciplinary in nature and experiential in character. We seek to build participants’ knowledge and understanding of the Missouri River through hands-on experiences that will deepen their connection and sense of responsibility for its care and stewardship.
- Spring 2017- Missouri River All-Stars After School Program- Columbia, MO
- April 5 -The Educational River Experience- Washington, MO
- April 6 - Stewardship on the Missouri River- Washington, MO
- May 7 - Missouri River All-Stars River Trip, Columbia, MO
- May 11 - Missouri River Day, Columbia, MO
- May 21-22 - Integrating the Missouri River in Your Classroom Educator Workshop-Omaha, NE
- June 22 - Missouri Scholars Academy River Excursion- Columbia, MO
- July 9 - 13 - Missouri River Academy (Camp)- New Haven, MO
- July 23-24 - Investigating Missouri River Careers- Columbia, MO
- Aug. 28 - Sept. 1 - Missouri River Days- Columbia, MO
- Sept. 14-15 - Integrating the Missouri River in Your Classroom Educator Workshop- St. Charles, MO
- Sept. 16 - Stewardship on the Missouri River- St. Charles, MO
- Sept. 26 - Columbia Public Schools Elementary Teacher's Workshop- Columbia, MO
- Oct. 6 - Stewardship on the Missouri River- Kansas City, MO
- Oct. 19 - Stewardship on the Missouri River- Boonville, MO
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