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MRR’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

(updated 5/28/20)

We are living in unprecedented times. Please know that Missouri River Relief is working diligently to give thoughtful consideration about how our decisions will impact our program opportunities AND keep families safe across our region. We are evaluating our programs and meetings on a case-by-case basis and will publish any cancellations, postponements or other important announcements on this page, the sidebar on the right and on our Facebook page

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American White Pelicans

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2020 Watershed Expeditions at Home

Campers exploring their watershed on a hike near the Missouri River. 

Camp In a Box + Virtual Camp Experience 

  • 4 Weeks in July 2020 
  • 4th-7th & 8th-12th Grade 
  • 10 Activities & 4 Virtual Camp Experiences 
  • Tuition: $50 per student 

Financial Aid is Available! 

Registartion is now CLOSED! 

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2020 AmeriCorps VISTA: Education Assistant



  • Status: One Year Term/AmeriCorps VISTA/Full-Time
  • Start Date: August 31, 2020 
  • End Date: August 31, 2021 
  • Location: Columbia, Missouri 
  • Application Deadline: July 3, 2020 

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Raffle for Handmade Canoe by Paddle Stop New Haven 2020

In historic and charming downtown New Haven is a unique business based on the river. Paddle Stop New Haven has a small store selling paddling equipment, snacks, standup paddleboards and other boats and where river shuttles and expeditions can be planned. Behind the store is a huge workshop where artisan Shane Camden builds kayaks, paddleboards and canoes. 

Paddle Stop New Haven

The solo cedar strip canoe that Shane Camden is raffling to support Missouri River Relief. 


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Missouri River Activity Booklets Fill Columbia Little Free Libraries

Are you interested in becoming a National Park Junior Ranger?

Did you know the Missouri River is considered a National Park? Yep, it’s the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail.

The Little Free Libraries in Columbia and Jefferson City have been stocked with activity booklets. These include the following: 

Discover the Missouri River Activity Booklet: Will keep you twisting and turning and wondering what’s around the next bend. 

Junior Ranger Let’s Go Fishing: You can meet a fish and learn some other slimy fun facts 

Junior Ranger Space Flight Explorer: Challenge yourself to identify our National Parks from space. 


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