MRR Timeline

2001
October 6 2001

First Cleanup in Easley, MO with Living Lands and Waters

First Cleanup in Easley, MO with Living Lands and Waters
400 volunteers, 30 Tons of Trash
2002
April 1 2002

Missouri River Relief Gets Its First Boat, "Karp"

Missouri River Relief Gets Its First Boat, "Karp"

MRR Fleet begins

October 9 2002

Incorporated as a Federal 501©3 Not-for-Profit Organization

Incorporated as a Federal 501©3 Not-for-Profit Organization
October 11 2002

2 Cleanups, 2 Massive Learning Festivals with 450 Students

2 Cleanups, 2 Massive Learning Festivals with 450 Students
2003
May 3 2003

The “Git that Garbage” Trash Contest is Born

The “Git that Garbage” Trash Contest is Born

Winners gain such sought-after titles as “Most Likely to be Used as a Murder Weapon” and the “Down and Dirty Award”.  The first contents at Cooper’s Landing yielded a matching pair of ruby red slippers (foreshadowing our first cleanup in Kansas) and a “Muddy Creek” road sign.

July 7 2003

Added a Second Boat to Our Fleet, "Char"

Added a Second Boat to Our Fleet, "Char"
September 13 2003

First Kansas City Cleanup

First Kansas City Cleanup
September 20 2003

Reached Our First 100 Tons of Trash

Reached Our First 100 Tons of Trash
2004
May 1 2004

200th Anniversary of Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery Reenactment

200th Anniversary of Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery Reenactment

“Voyage of Recovery” Series of 9 Cleanups ahead of them

May 8 2004

MRR Adds A Box Truck to the Fleet

MRR Adds A Box Truck to the Fleet
August 7 2004

River Relief's First Internship

River Relief's First Internship

Jessi Just

2005
April 29 2005

Learning Festival

Learning Festival

First education event at the Confluence of the Mississippi

September 10 2005

First 24-Foot Plate Boat Added to Fleet, "Saskia"

First 24-Foot Plate Boat Added to Fleet, "Saskia"

Third boat to enter the fleet

October 8 2005

More than 200 Tons of Trash Removed

More than 200 Tons of Trash Removed

Cumulative Totals

2006
July 16 2006

"The MegaScout"

"The MegaScout"

754-mile trash mapping journey with 2 boats from Ponca State Park, NE, to the Mississippi River in St. Louis

August 5 2006

More than 300 Tons of Trash Removed

More than 300 Tons of Trash Removed

Cumulative Total

August 19 2006

4x4 Truck Added to Fleet

4x4 Truck Added to Fleet
September 9 2006

Passenger Van Added to Fleet

Passenger Van Added to Fleet
September 23 2006

First Cleanup in Omaha, NE

First Cleanup in Omaha, NE
October 21 2006

"The Great Flying Carp Cleanup”

"The Great Flying Carp Cleanup”

First cleanup by canoe, hosted by a group of friends called "The River Ladies Auxiliary"

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