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MRR’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

(updated 7/22/20)

We are living in unprecedented times. Please know that Missouri River Relief is working diligently to give thoughtful consideration about how our decisions will impact our program opportunities AND keep families safe across our region. We are evaluating our programs and meetings on a case-by-case basis and will publish any cancellations, postponements or other important announcements on this page, the sidebar on the right and on our Facebook page

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American White Pelicans

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Raffle for Handmade Canoe by Paddle Stop New Haven 2020

In historic and charming downtown New Haven is a unique business based on the river. Paddle Stop New Haven has a small store selling paddling equipment, snacks, standup paddleboards and other boats and where river shuttles and expeditions can be planned. Behind the store is a huge workshop where artisan Shane Camden builds kayaks, paddleboards and canoes. 

Paddle Stop New Haven

The solo cedar strip canoe that Shane Camden is raffling to support Missouri River Relief. 


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Read up on the MR340 race!

15th Annual Missouri American Water MR340
- August 4-7, 2020

Kansas City, KS, to St. Charles, MO

A collection of photos, articles and videos about the MR340

Since 2007, Missouri River Relief has been a partner in the MR340 race - a 340 mile paddling race across the state of Missouri. Racers purchase super cool race stickers and all of that money goes to support our efforts. We bring as many safety boat crews as we can and help up and down the race course.  

Morning Fog on Day 4

2018 Missouri American Water MR340 - Some folks waited, some paddled into the heavy fog on day 4 at New Haven. photo copyright by Steve Schnarr. 

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MRR Trash Mobs

We know you are itchin' to get outside, get muddy and make a difference. While we may not be able to have large-scale clean-ups we can still make a difference...Trash Mob style! What is a trash mob you ask?! Trash mobs are sort of like flash mobs, they just sort of appear! So grab a bag and some gloves, and head outside by yourself or the folks that you've been cooped up with and clean up the litter along your favorite creek or even just in your neighborhood.

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2020 Watershed Expeditions at Home

Campers exploring their watershed on a hike near the Missouri River. 

Camp In a Box + Virtual Camp Experience 

  • 4 Weeks in July 2020 
  • 4th-7th & 8th-12th Grade 
  • 10 Activities & 4 Virtual Camp Experiences 
  • Tuition: $50 per student 

Financial Aid is Available! 

Registartion is now CLOSED! 

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