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River Relief awarded EPA Environmental Education Grant

Two-year grant will boost organization capacity to teach and connect people to the Missouri River

epa-logoOn Nov. 10, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that 35 organizations nationwide had been awarded more than 3.3 million dollars to support environmental education and action across the country. Out of 400 applicants nationwide, Missouri River Relief was selected as one of five supported projects in our four-state Region 7 (MO, IA, KS, NE). 

The grant, called "Building Capacity for Missouri River Education" supports three main projects -

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Missouri River Action Team Mini-Grants

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Thank you to all 16 organizations that submitted grant proposals! We should be notifying you of the status of your grant the week of April 11. 

All the resources you need are here to apply for a $500-$5,000 grant to take action for the Missouri River in your community.

Deadline for submission was Friday, March 25, 2016


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The Missouri River: Catalyst for Learning 2016

6th - 12th Grade Educators Workshop

June 13-16, 2016 – 4 days and 3 nights

Registration is Closed, Check out our 2017 Workshops

Hotel Frederick – Boonville, Missouri

Tuition without Lodging: $350

Tuition with Lodging: $500 


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The Missouri River in Story and Song

Missouri River Relief presents noted storyteller and singer Marideth Sisco and folk musicians Cathy Barton and Dave Para as they explore the musical lore and oral history of the Missouri River. 

Sunday, May 1st — 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Missouri Theater Heritage Stage, Kansas City


Purchase Tickets Here -

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Big Muddy Art - Benefit Auction March 12, 2016

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Orr Street Studios, 106 Orr St., Columbia, MO

McBaine Bur Oak - Sunset - Brian Mahieu - 40x30

Featuring "McBaine Bur Oak—Sunset" by Fulton artist Brian Mahieu and a live auction with works by an impressive list of Missouri River valley artists.

Event is FREE and open to the public!

  • 7:00 p.m. - Doors Open - Music by Paul Weber - FREE Refreshments donated by Les Bourgeois Vineyards, Logboat Brewing and Missouri River Relief
  • 7:30 p.m. - Sealed Bid Auction of "McBaine Bur Oak - Sunset" by Brian Mahieu ends
  • 7:35 p.m. - Screening of "Big Tree at McBaine" short films by Orr Street Productions
  • 7:45-9 p.m. - Live Auction of works by other Missouri River valley artists. 

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