Missouri River Relief 

Missouri River Relief was founded to engage individuals and communities along the Missouri River in the exploration, enjoyment, restoration and care of the river through education, stewardship, and recreation.
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Missouri River Education

Discover the Missouri River through experiential, place-based educational programs that connect students and teachers to the Missouri River.
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River Cleanups

Our community-based volunteer river cleanups offer a unique and safe opportunity to get up close and personal with the Missouri River while giving back to this magnificent resource
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River Races & Events

River races, art auctions, river excursions, and more. Missouri River Relief is always up to something.  These events help fuel our mission of connecting communities.
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Wilderness Systems Tsunami 145 Raffle

Thanks to a donation from Patti Milfelt, we are raffling a Wilderness Systems Tsunami 145 kayak with all proceeds benefiting Missouri River Relief! Tickets are $20 each – buy five get one free. The online raffle closes at noon on April 9th, 2024.
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2023 Results

2023 was a year of growth, learning and working with fabulous partners throughout the Missouri River Valley. Read the story of 2023 and check out our results from the year!
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Missouri River Adventure Camp

Explore the Missouri River by motorboat and by land! Be prepared to witness majestic birds, catch slimy fish, and investigate wondrous forest ...
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1,032
tons of trash removed from the Missouri River
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31,736
volunteers helping us clean up
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35,802
teachers and students engaged in learning about the river
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We are so proud that our Education Director Kristen Schulte was awarded the "Conservation Educator of the Year" by Conservation Federation of Missouri, one of the oldest conservation organizations in the state. We are her biggest fans but are so glad the broader community sees her impact.

Help us celebrate by sharing your favorite photo of Kristen "in the wild" in the comments!

Here's what CFM shared about her work:

"Kristen is one of the leading outdoor educators in the state of Missouri. She has been working since 2015 as the Education Director for Missouri River Relief (MRR). She is a quiet leader in the outdoor education community.

Her innovative programs have been a model that she has shared with many other educators and organizations. Her leadership has helped build community among outdoor and conservation educators and showed an inspirational pathway for others through the pandemic. Her vision is pushing MRR to grow its impact in all parts of our community.

When Kristen joined the MRR team, she took a step back to review the existing education programs, gathered a group of MRR education partners and volunteers, and proceeded to build on the strengths of existing programs while crafting completely new and innovative programs that have now impacted tens of thousands of students, teachers and community members. While she and her team certainly bring the river to people where they live, her goal is always to get people TO the river and ON the river for the kind of educational experience that only MRR can uniquely provide.

One of the first things she did was craft an Education Philosophy for Missouri River Relief that has guided all of our work since then. “Missouri River Relief Education engages participants’ innate sense of wonder and natural curiosity to explore the Missouri River through place-based programs that are interdisciplinary in nature and experiential in character. We seek to build participants’ knowledge and understanding of the Missouri River through hands-on experiences that will deepen their connection and sense of responsibility for its care and stewardship.”

Kristen is an inspiring community builder, place-based educator and skilled collaborator representing the best of Conservation Education in the state of Missouri." #moriverrelief #outdooreducation
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We are so proud that our Education Director Kristen Schulte was awarded the Conservation Educator of the Year by Conservation Federation of Missouri, one of the oldest conservation organizations in the state. We are her biggest fans but are so glad the broader community sees her impact.

Help us celebrate by sharing your favorite photo of Kristen in the wild in the comments!

Heres what CFM shared about her work:

Kristen is one of the leading outdoor educators in the state of Missouri. She has been working since 2015 as the Education Director for Missouri River Relief (MRR). She is a quiet leader in the outdoor education community. 

Her innovative programs have been a model that she has shared with many other educators and organizations. Her leadership has helped build community among outdoor and conservation educators and showed an inspirational pathway for others through the pandemic. Her vision is pushing MRR to grow its impact in all parts of our community.

When Kristen joined the MRR team, she took a step back to review the existing education programs, gathered a group of MRR education partners and volunteers, and proceeded to build on the strengths of existing programs while crafting completely new and innovative programs that have now impacted tens of thousands of students, teachers and community members. While she and her team certainly bring the river to people where they live, her goal is always to get people TO the river and ON the river for the kind of educational experience that only MRR can uniquely provide. 

One of the first things she did was craft an Education Philosophy for Missouri River Relief that has guided all of our work since then. “Missouri River Relief Education engages participants’ innate sense of wonder and natural curiosity to explore the Missouri River through place-based programs that are interdisciplinary in nature and experiential in character. We seek to build participants’ knowledge and understanding of the Missouri River through hands-on experiences that will deepen their connection and sense of responsibility for its care and stewardship.”

Kristen is an inspiring community builder, place-based educator and skilled collaborator representing the best of Conservation Education in the state of Missouri. #moriverrelief #outdooreducationImage attachment

We have been hosting events at Cooper's Landing for over 20 years. It's a truly unique place on the river...other rivertowns are jealous!

We deeply appreciate the way Richard and the Cooper's staff bends over backwards to make our programs work so well. Thanks for the shout out Richard!
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