Event Calendar

We are thankful for the opportunity to serve another year on behalf of the Big Muddy and this amazing river community!

There are all kinds of projects going on throughout the year including river cleanups, paddle races and education programs.  Scroll down to your area of interest to learn more.

As we get closer to dates you will find links to web pages detailing our events, so make sure to check back here periodically and be sure to sign up for our newsletter for all the latest!

Community Cleanups

River Cleanups hosted by Missouri River Relief

Our modified River Cleanups provide volunteers a safe opportunity to explore and enjoy the river with family, friends, and neighbors while beautifying a gorgeous stretch of the Big Muddy.

Big Muddy Clean Sweep - Kansas City to Columbia

To celebrate our 20th anniversary Missouri River Relief will launch a 2-month rolling cleanup covering nearly 200 miles of remote, never-before-cleaned river.  Stay tuned for volunteer opportunities along the way.

  • August 23-24 – Kansas City (LaBenite Park)
  • August 28-29 – Sibley & Napoleon
  • August 31/Sept 1 – Lexington
  • September 4 – Waverly
  • September 7-8 - Miami
  • September 18 – Brunswick
  • September 25 – Glasgow
  • September 26-30 – Lisbon Bottoms & Jameson Island
  • October 9 – Franklin Island
  • October 11-12 – Rocheport
  • October 14 – Cooper’s Landing

Click here to visit the event webpage with all the details.

"Away Teams"

These events are hosted by partner organizations that Missouri River Relief is assisting with:

River Races

To witness the determination of river racers, the grit of the ground crews and the hospitality of the volunteers involved are truly inspiring. We are proud to provide safety boats to assist up and down these racecourses and be part of so many races that have changed the way our state looks at our rivers.

These serve our mission to connect people to the Missouri River in an intimate way, while also raising money as a fundraiser to support our efforts.

  • July 20-23- Missouri American Water MR340 - Hosted by Missouri River Relief with the folks at Rivermiles, this 340-mile race across the state of Missouri from Kansas City to St. Charles is the world's longest nonstop river paddling race.

  • August 28 – Race for the Rivers – Washington to St. Charles, MO – Hosted by Greenway Network

  • October 2 Race to the Dome - Hosted by Missouri River Relief as a fundraiser event. You can pick 16 or 26 miles - from either Providence or Hartsburg to Jefferson City ending at Wilson's Serenity Point. 

Education Programs

Our education programs engage participants’ sense of wonder and natural curiosity to explore the Missouri River through place-based programs. We seek to build knowledge and understanding of the Missouri River through hands-on experiences that will deepen connection and a sense of responsibility for its care and stewardship.

Check out our education webpage to learn more and request an education program.

Special Events

We pride ourselves on bringing communities together regardless of what the occasion might be, big or small. Here are a few public outreach events you're welcome to participate in:

 

Upcoming Presentations ~

Crew Meetings & Training

We would not be where we are without this homegrown, grassroots crew of volunteers! 

Our crew puts in countless hours each year planning, training and putting on events across five states of the Missouri River. We are always looking to expand this group of volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a Missouri River Relief Crew Member or want to know more, reach out to our Operations Manager, Kevin Tosie, at [email protected]

Learn more on our “Meet the Crew” page

  • Tuesday, April 20th - social at 6:00 | meeting at 6:30
    • Zoom - stay tuned to the MRR Crew News Newsletter for more details

Stay tuned here for future crew meetings, boat and deckhand training days are more!

Monthly presentations that bring together Missouri River experts with community members to share knowledge and perspective on the Missouri River, its history, ecology, commerce and more.

www.bigmuddyspeakers.org

Big Muddy Boat Rides

A monthly motorboat series out of Cooper's Landing between April and October of 2021.  Each month, registered participants will have the opportunity to step aboard our motorboat for a 2-hour interactive experience where we'll introduce you to our treasured natural resource.

Trash Mob Volunteers

We are encouraging individuals to get their “pod” together and form their own “Trash Mob”, or individual cleanup.  Check out our webpage about Trash Mobs and how you can take to the streets and streams to make a difference in your watershed!  All of these streams and tributaries drain into the Missouri River.

Cleanup Volunteers

Click here to signup for 2021 Missouri River Relief cleanup events.

Dates are tentative and subject to change, so check back in for updates and make sure to sign up on our email list to get the latest!

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