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Vicki Richmond honored by Kansas City Mayor

On October 21, 2010, our Upper Reach Manager Vicki Richmond was honored by KC Mayor Mark Funkhouser for her years of service on water issues. In addition to being a crucial part of the Missouri River Relief backbone since 2004, she's worked on water quality issues in the Kansas City area for many years.

The mayor's proclamation highlighted the fact that Vicki will be awarded the international "Clearwater Award" for grassroots citizen efforts in cleaning up and promoting urban waterfronts.

Congratulations Vicki!

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Jensen Race Canoe Auction to Benefit MRR

Following this year's Missouri River 340 race, our dedicated sponsor Missouri American Water donated two tandem Jensen race canoes to River Relief.

The first of these is being auctioned on the Rivermiles forum. To take part, you will need to create an identity on the forum, then bid away! Here's the link to the auction thread»

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Big Muddy Forum - Oct. 6

"Beyond Catfish: the Diversity of Missouri River Fish"

5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6 at Power Valley Conservation Nature Center, Kirkwood, MO

Presentation by Andy Starostka, USFWS Biologist, at 6:30 p.m.
Hosted by Friends of Big Muddy and MDC

We all know about catfish and sturgeon, but can you name any other Missouri River fish? Few people know the denizens of the Big Muddy deep as well as the biologists at the USFWS Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office. Biologist Andy Starostka has been studying Missouri River fish for years, and this time he'll give a window into the many fish species that never make the headlines. From minnows to paddlefish, it's a dizzying diversity - and he'll even bring some live specimens for you to see!

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Schnucks Shoppers!

Pick up an eScrip Community Card at Schnucks today!

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Schnucks will contribute up to 3% of your purchases to Missouri River Relief everytime you shop and swipe your card.

Signing up is simple!  Click here for more info.


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Big Muddy Races Rescheduled

This has been an unprecedented year for paddling races on the Lower Missouri River with events from Yankton, SD all the way to the Confluence with the Mississippi. Unfortunately, several of these have been rescheduled due to high water.

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