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Feb. 13 - Big Muddy Speaker Series - Kansas City 2013

"Mitigating for Lost Habitat on the Missouri River"

presented by Kasey Whiteman, biologist with Mo. Dept. of Conservation

Wednesday, February 13, 2013jameson island

6 p.m. Social Hour
7 p.m. Presentation
At  Hickok's Grill
528 Walnut St. - Kansas City, MO (in the River Market)

Click here for flier (pdf)»
(directions below)

Presentation is FREE!

Please support our partner by coming early for dinner and drinks at this great local establishment! Happy Hour till 7:00

Over the past 100 hundred years the Missouri River has been highly altered which has resulted in the loss of naturally occurring side-channel chutes. In the late `90s and early 2000s the US Army Corps of Engineers started to mitigate for these losses by reconstructing chutes.

Since then our knowledge of how to build chutes, how they are developing and the fish response has increased. Currently more mitigation efforts are slated to take place each year and research continues.

Kasey Whiteman is a biologist with the Mo. Dept. of Conservation studying reptiles, amphibians and fish of the Missouri River. He'll bring that unique on-the-river perspective to a look at how the habitat mitigation project is evolving.

Directions

From Kansas City, Kansas: 

  • Take I-70 into Missouri.
  • Take exit 2D towards Main St.
  • Merge onto W. 6th St.
  • Turn left onto Walnut St. Hickok's Grill will be on your left.

From the East:

  • Take I-70 into downtown Kansas City.
  • Take exit 2F toward Grand St./Walnut St./Oak St.
  • Keep left at the fork and merge onto E Independence Ave.
  • Turn right onto Walnut St. Hickok's Grill will be on your left.

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