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Feb. 21 Big Muddy Speaker Series in Rocheport

"Restoring the Big Muddy"

Presentation by Mike Chapman, US Army Corps of Engineers

The historic Missouri River was a completely different river system than what we have today. From a meandering, unpredictable muddy stream, we have reshaped the Mighty Mo into a more stable (but still unpredictable) swift channel.

Mike Chapman, an engineer for the US Army Corps of Engineers Missouri River Recovery Project, will show how we have moved from there to here and where we may be going. He'll discuss the reasons for habitat restoration, describe the varied restoration projects the Corps has completed on the river, as well as current concerns in the State of Missouri with sediment management on the river.

7:00 p.m. - Tues. Feb. 21, 2011 (third Tuesday this month!)
lower floor of the
Les Bourgeois Vineyards Bistro
in Rocheport, MO

(directions below)

Presentation is FREE and open to the public! Click here for flier (pdf)
Come early to purchase a great dinner upstairs at the Bistro!

Jameson Island and Lisbon Bottoms

Jameson Island and Lisbon Bottom Units of the Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Service. Photo by Steve Hillebrand, US Fish & Wildlife Service


  • Take I-70 to the Rocheport, MO, exit (Exit #115). It's the first exit east of the Missouri River.
  • Head north toward Rocheport.
  • After about a mile, turn left at the sign for Les Bourgeois Bistro. Follow the signs to the Bistro. You will probably need to park in the lot above the Bistro and walk the trail down.
  • The presentations are held in the lower level. You can either enter at the restaurant entrance then go down the stairs to your left past the bar, or you can follow the walk to the right of the restaurant and enter through a glass door into the lower level.
  • 14020 W. Hwy BB, Rocheport, MO (click for Google Map)

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