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Feb. 8 Big Muddy Speaker Series

"Got Mud?
The Science and Policy of Missouri River sediment"

presented by Robb Jacobson, PhD, Branch Chief of USGS River Studies
and Dave Galat, PhD, Dept. of Fisheries & Wildlife, University of Missouri, Columbia

7:00 p.m. - Tues. Feb. 8, 2010
lower floor of the
Les Bourgeois Vineyards Bistro
in Rocheport, MO
(directions below)
Presentation is FREE!
Come early to purchase a great dinner upstairs at the Bistro!
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Join us for our monthly Big Muddy Speaker Series at the Les Bourgeois Bistro. What does it mean that the Big Muddy has "too much" or "not enough" sediment? We'll be joined by fluvial geomorphologist Robb Jacobson and river ecologist Dave Galat as they attempt to excavate the many layers of science and policy that make sediment flow in the Missouri River such a complex quagmire.

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival

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Wed, Feb. 9
The Blue Note
Columbia, MO

Kick those winter blahs in the pants and join Missouri River Relief for a showing of select films from the traveling Wild & Scenic Film Festival. The festival will be at The Blue Note in Columbia, MO, on Wednesday, February 9.

The films start at 6 p.m.  followed by a river jam hosted by Crazyfish & Friends at 9.

A benefit to kickoff and celebrate
Missouri River Relief's 10th anniversary!

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Jan. 18 Big Muddy Speaker Series

"Biomass Energy in the Missouri River Floodplain"

presented by Shibu Jose, Ph.D. Director of MU Center for Agroforestry

7:00 p.m. - Tues. January 18, 2010
lower floor of the
Les Bourgeois Vineyards Bistro
in Rocheport, MO
(directions below)
Presentation is FREE!
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Join us for our monthly Big Muddy Speaker Series at the Les Bourgeois Bistro. We'll be joined by Shibu Jose, Ph.D, discussing a new proposal to develop biomass energy resources in the Missouri River floodplain.

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2010 was big and muddy!

Siouxland Trash Haul

2010 was big in a lot of ways. Big water for one thing.

Flooding throughout the basin rearranged our schedule a bit, but that didn't stop River Relief volunteers from gettin' it done.

2,115 volunteers removed 55 tons of junk from the banks of 79 miles of river!

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Dec. 14 Big Muddy Speaker Series

"Taming the Wild Muddy
A History of Change on the Missouri River"

Presented by author and historian Jim Denny

7:00 p.m. - Tues. December 14, 2010
lower floor of the
Les Bourgeois Vineyards Bistro
in Rocheport, MO
(directions below)
Presentation is FREE!

As America explored, settled and learned to live with the Missouri River, it also forever changed the nature of this wild, western river. Author Jim Denny uses historical journals of early river travellers, including Lewis and Clark, to conjure up the essence of the natural Missouri River.

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