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Rocheport Bend is in the bag

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This mask was found by Mary Anne Auer, who came all the way from Chesterfield to help at the clean-up! photo by Melanie Cheney

Check out the Columbia Missourian article about our April 18 Rocheport Day of Caring event. It includes a great multimedia slideshow from the river. Click here to view it on their website»

Also check out our Rocheport results page, with a trash tally, links to stories, photos and more.

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River Relief gets a Hummer!

Donated by Olathe Ford & Rivermiles

the hummerWell, we're calling it the "Hummer". This generous donation, a Toyota pick-up, is already getting us around the state. It runs great, and we named it "Hummer" because Scott Mansker of Rivermiles called it a "Little Hummingbird".

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Big Muddy Presentations: "Missouri River Macro-invertebrates"

Unique and Interesting Life in Muddy Water

Presented by Barry Poulton, Ph.D, US Geological Survey

Tues, April 14, 2009, 7:00 p.m.

at the Bryant Cabin at Overton North Unit of the Big Muddy NFWR (directions below)

Missouri River Relief, Friends of Big Muddy and Big Muddy National Fish & Wildlife Refuge are proud to announce that our April 14 educational program will feature USGS River Studies biologist Barry Poulton, discussing the foundation of the Big Muddy food chain: the macro-invertebrates that inhabit its muddy waters.

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MRR featured in "Channels"

We made the front page! Check out the March/April edition of "Channels", the award-winning Missouri Stream Team newsletter. Stream Team river bug expert Amy Jungclaus wrote the story. That's our boat "Saskia" on the front, with a load of trash from last year's La Benite Clean-up in Sugar Creek, MO. Click here to check it out»

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Columbia area "Wonders of Wildlife" Camp

The Wonders of Wildlife camp this year is being held at Katfish Katy's in Huntsdale on the Missouri River! The weekend event, May 1-3,  is great for families, groups or individuals hoping to learn outdoor skills or more about the river environment. Missouri River Relief will be providing free boat rides on Friday.

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