MRR in the News

A big part of our mission is raising awareness about the Missouri River.

Latest News Articles

Hundreds Turn Out for Missouri River Cleanup Event
Date: 10/16/2022
Source: Jeff City News Tribune
Missouri River Cleanup Yields Trash, Boat Wreck, 'Oodles
Date: 09/18/2022
Source: St. Louis Post Dispatch
Volunteers Clean Up Trash from Rivers Video
Date: 09/17/2022
Source: KMOV-4
Youth Explore Nature in Debut of Missouri River Relief Day Camp
Date: 07/27/2022
Source: Columbia Daily Tribune
New Summer Day Camp is Set for July 25-29 in Columbia
Date: 07/22/2022
Source: Missouri Life
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Missouri River Relief Videos

Video is a great way of communicating the impact of this work on the river.
"The Chronicle - Race for the River"
Description: KMBC (the Kansas City ABC affiliate) sent 6 reporters with 15 cameras along with the 2022 MR340 race and captured some fantastic footage, compelling racer stories and really distilled the magic of the race. The one-hour doc is split into segments, and there are several additional outtakes as well. 
"Outside Science (inside parks) - Missouri River Days"
Description: Missouri River Days is an education program that takes out the entire 4th Grade in Columbia Public Schools out on the river. This was filmed in partnership with CPS Science, National Park Service, and the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and Colorado State University.
"Gathered by Thousands, Measured in Tons"
Description: Jodi Pfefferkorn put together this short piece from footage by Jim Karpowicz using music by Noah Earle and the Discovery String Band.
"Big Muddy Clean Sweep"
Description: Jodi Pfefferkorn produced this sweet film with video she took during our 2011 clean-up by barge along with pieces by volunteers Andy Bugh and Alicia Pigg. It's a fun look at our biggest cleanup yet, the Big Muddy Clean Sweep. Music by Noah Earle.
"Pelican Island Adventure"
Description: In March 2013, we spent a chilly couple of days on Pelican Island Natural Area, 16 miles from the Confluence, with a group of students and teachers from John Burroughs High School. Romanian graduate student Roxi Pop joined us and produced this wonderful video about the experience.


"Show Me The State: Sunken Steamboats of the Missouri River"
Source: Kristofor Husted, KBIA
Date: October 9, 2019
"Missouri River Relief"
Source: Brandon Butler and Nathan "Shags" McLeod, Driftwood Outdoors
Date: September 2019
"Cleansing Missouri's Waters, Sharing Stories of Its History and Admiring the Moon"
Source: KSMU Radio
Date: October 2, 2015
Description: Beautiful spoken word piece by Ozark musician and storyteller Marideth Sisco about a boat ride we took with her for the 2015 lunar eclipse.

Our Favorite Articles

"River Warriors"
Source: by Brett Dufur, photo spread by David Stonner, Missouri Conservationist
Date: May 23, 2016
Description: Perhaps the best article ever written about Missouri River Relief.
"Picking Up A River"
Source: by Jessica Rendell, Missouri Life Magazine
Date: June 24, 2020
Description: A nice brief profile about our working changing lives and the river.
"Missouri River Relief's Watershed Expeditions at Home Offers Virtual 'Camp in a Box' Experience, 10 Activities"
Source: by Dave Marner, Gasconade Republican
Date: June 10, 2020
Building community in the year of COVID.
"Volunteers clean up Missouri River banks"
Source: by Emily Cole, Jefferson City News Tribune
Date: October 26, 2019
Description: Some of the hard working people cleaning up the Missouri River.
"Shore' thing: Missouri youth join to clean Missouri River"
Source: by Emmy Lucas and Madelyn Oden, Columbia Missourian
Date: October 10, 2019
Description: A look at our project with Job Point/Youth Build – river education and stewardship with a great bunch of young adults.
"Keeping Trash Out of the River (and Ocean) Begins on the Streets"
Source: by Karen Cernich, eMissourian
Date: April 13, 2019
Description: A broader look at the impact of the Washington River Festival and Missouri River Clean-up.
"Columbia fourth-graders experience the Missouri River"
Source: by Megan Dollar with photos by Jordan Kodner, Missourian 
Date: April 18, 2018
Description: A great story about Missouri River Days, our day at the river with Columbia Public Schools fourth grade.
"River becomes outdoor classroom for local students"
Source: by Don Shrubshell, Columbia Tribune
Date: April 17, 2018
Description: And check out this photo slideshow by Don Shrubshell . Great story about Missouri River Days.
"We Experience the River"
Source: by Karen Cernich, Washington Missourian
Date: March 8, 2017
About the Missouri River Academy summer camp.
"River man: How Jeff Barrow's love for water unites Missourians"
Source: by Alexis Allison, Columbia Missourian
Date: August 12, 2018
Description: An amazing profile of our former director.

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