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Check out Mari-Osa Results

Our first clean-up of the year was March 6 on the Osage River, at the mouth of the Maries River. This was our third year cleaning up in the area, plus some tire dumps in Osage City. Check out our Mari-Osa Results page for trash tally and links to blogs, photos and more.

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Presentation in St. Joseph March 18

Come and learn about the Missouri River Relief clean-up project at the beautiful Remington Nature Center overlooking the Missouri River in St. Joseph, MO.

Steve Schnarr, event organizer for Missouri River Relief, will give a talk and slideshow about the Missouri River Relief Clean-up Project at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18 at the nature center.

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2010 Clean-up Schedule

We've put together our schedule for 2010, and it involves many great river communities from St. Louis, MO, to Yankton, SD.

Click here for a pdf copy of our schedule. Or click here to sign-up online for an event near you.

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Big Muddy Sessions: "Natural Gems along the Big Muddy"

- Missouri Natural Areas along the River's Valley -

7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 12

presented by Mike Leahy, Mo. Dept. of Conservation Natural Areas Coordinator

Change of venue: Due to the snow, the presentation has been changed to the Richard Schoettger Conference Building at the Columbia Environmental Research Center at 4200 New Haven Rd. in Columbia, MO (directions below)

Missouri River Relief, Friends of Big Muddy and Big Muddy National Fish & Wildlife Refuge are proud to announce that our January 12 educational program will feature MDC Natural Areas Coordinator Mike Leahy discussing the designated Natural Areas in Missouri River blufflands and floodplain from Hamburg Bend to the Confluence.

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"The Next 340 Miles of Your Life"

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 6:30 p.m. RagTag Cinema, Columbia, MO

World Premiere of a documentary about the 2009 MR340 - ONLY 3 bucks!

80 minutes, filmed and produced by Jodi Pfefferkorn, Flaming Fiddle Productions

Imagine a race across the entire state of Missouri, just you and your boat thrown against 340 miles of wind, heat, bugs and rain. This ain’t no mama’s boy float trip...

Take a break from the chilly winter and relive the 2009 fourth annual Missouri River 340, the world's longest continuous river race.  Filmed with one camera, this film documents the race as seen through the eyes of the racers as they challenge the river and themselves paddling from Kansas City to St. Charles.

The film will be followed by a forum with race organizers, the film producer and veteran racers. If you are thinking about throwing your paddle in the river for 2010, this is a great chance to get a peek at the course and ask questions from the pros.

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