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Oct. 18 Big Muddy Speakers Series in Rocheport

Tales of a Shrub Nesting Migratory Songbird, the Bell's Vireo

presented by Cara Joos, Doctoral Candidate with the University of Missouri Biological Sciences, Columbia, discussing her research on habitat quality for breeding Bell’s Vireos in Missouri, specifically populations in the Overton Bottoms Big Muddy National Fish & Wildlife Refuge (NWR).

Bell's Vireo in hand

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Oct. 13 Big Muddy Speaker Series - Kansas City

"A Quick History of our Interaction with the Missouri River"

presentation by John Dunn, US EPA

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It's the second Kansas City Big Muddy Speaker Series presentation at the Farmhouse Restaurant, and this one has a great local twist. John Dunn of the US Environmental Protection Agency will take a look at the historical interaction between Kansas City and the Missouri River.

7:00 p.m. - Thurs. October 13, 2011
The Farmhouse Restaurant
300 Delaware St. - Kansas City, MO
(directions below)

Presentation is FREE! Click here for flier (pdf)
Come early for dinner and drinks at this great local establishment!

Thanks to all our hardworking partners on the right...!

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Sept. 13 Big Muddy Speaker Series in Rocheport

"Making Wine on a Missouri River Bluff"

presentation and tour by Curtis Bourgeois, CEO of Les Bourgeois Vineyards

Grapes

Since 1986, the Bourgeois family has been growing grapes and selling their wine from their blufftop property near Rocheport, MO. Curtis Bourgeois will join us for a talk describing the history of his family's business followed by a tour of their recently completed wine production facility.

7:00 p.m. - Tues. Sept. 13, 2011
lower floor of the
Les Bourgeois Vineyards Bistro
in Rocheport, MO

(directions below)

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

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Equipment Wish List

There are several ways you can get involved and make a difference to help Missouri River Relief.  In addition to becoming a sponsor, giving through your workplace, or lending your volunteer muscle, River Relief kindly accepts in-kind donations of food and supplies like clean-up tools, trucks, boats & trailers to supplement our current fleet.  Check out our full equipment wish list here!

 

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Sept. 8 Big Muddy Speaker Series - Kansas City

2011 flood

June 12, near Blair, NE - photo by Lee Valley Auctions. See all of their aerial photos of the flood at www.leevalley.net

"Floods and Mud - Challenges to Managing the Missouri River"

presentation by Robert Jacobson, Ph.D, USGS

Together with our partners, we're kicking off a new location for the Big Muddy Speaker Series in Kansas City on Thursday, September 8. Robert Jacobson, Ph.D, a hydrologist with the US Geological Survey (USGS), will give a presentation called "Floods & Mud - Challenges to Managing the Missouri River".

The monthly Big Muddy Speaker Series has been going for over 3 years in the Rocheport, MO, area, bringing experts to an informal location for in-depth presentations on a wide variety of Missouri River topics. Now, in addition to the Rocheport location, the Big Muddy Speaker Series will have a monthly presentation in Kansas City. This first presentation will be at the Farmhouse Restaurant in the City Market area.

7:00 p.m. - Thurs. Sept. 8, 2011
The Farmhouse Restaurant
300 Delaware St. - Kansas City, MO
(directions below)

Presentation is FREE! Click here for flier (pdf)
Come early for dinner and drinks at this great local establishment!

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