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Great Clean-up in Siouxland!

Thanks to a huge effort by many community groups, we had a great clean-up in the tri-state Siouxland area. Over 80 volunteers removed 2.4 tons of junk from the banks of the Missouri River!

Special thanks to major sponsor Cargill as well as coordinator Sally Reinert from Keep Northeast Nebraska Beautiful.

For links to Siouxland stories, media clips, sponsors and great photos, click here»

OR, Click here for links to reports on many of our past events»

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Public Comment meetings on MRAPS scheduled

The process of the Missouri River Authorized Purposes Study (MRAPS) is entering its next phase, the public scoping process. There will be 30 public comment open-house meetings throughout the basin, and 11 tribal meetings.  Click here for a list of scheduled open-house meetings»

This is the first time since the 1944 passage of the Pick/Sloan Flood Control Act that the authorized purposes of the management of the Missouri River have been revisited. It's important that citizens, tribes, businesses and other stakeholders in the basin submit their comments to the process.

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More Races on River in 2010

After the success of the Missouri River 340 race, some new races have been added to the Missouri River this year. The "Race to the Dome" is one of the newest. Scheduled for July 3, it's a 16-mile paddle from Hartsburg to Jefferson City, and it benefits Missouri River Relief.

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Check out Mari-Osa Results

Our first clean-up of the year was March 6 on the Osage River, at the mouth of the Maries River. This was our third year cleaning up in the area, plus some tire dumps in Osage City. Check out our Mari-Osa Results page for trash tally and links to blogs, photos and more.

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Presentation in St. Joseph March 18

Come and learn about the Missouri River Relief clean-up project at the beautiful Remington Nature Center overlooking the Missouri River in St. Joseph, MO.

Steve Schnarr, event organizer for Missouri River Relief, will give a talk and slideshow about the Missouri River Relief Clean-up Project at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18 at the nature center.

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