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MRR featured in "Channels"

We made the front page! Check out the March/April edition of "Channels", the award-winning Missouri Stream Team newsletter. Stream Team river bug expert Amy Jungclaus wrote the story. That's our boat "Saskia" on the front, with a load of trash from last year's La Benite Clean-up in Sugar Creek, MO. Click here to check it out»

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Columbia area "Wonders of Wildlife" Camp

The Wonders of Wildlife camp this year is being held at Katfish Katy's in Huntsdale on the Missouri River! The weekend event, May 1-3,  is great for families, groups or individuals hoping to learn outdoor skills or more about the river environment. Missouri River Relief will be providing free boat rides on Friday.

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Public comment period on Confluence project

As part of its habitat mitigation requirements, the US Army Corps of Engineers will be restoring approximately 1,118 acres of wetlands and floodplain habitat at Jones - Confluence Point State Park in St. Charles County, MO. The Corps has released its Project Implementation Report for public comment. Click here to see the posting» Public comment period ends on March 6, 2009. There will also be a public comment meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 18, from 6-8 p.m. at the National Great River Museum in Alton, IL. Click here for the announcement»

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March 10 Big Muddy Session

Big Muddy National Fish & Wildlife Refuge - "A Work in Progress"

presented by Tom Bell, Refuge Manager for the Big Muddy NFWR
Tues, March 10, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
at the Bryant Cabin at Overton North Unit of the Big Muddy NFWR (click below for directions and details)

Missouri River Relief, Friends of Big Muddy and Big Muddy National Fish & Wildlife Refuge are proud to announce that our March 10 educational program will feature Big Muddy Refuge Manager Tom Bell. Tom will give a brief presentation on the past and future plans of the refuge, followed by a discussion on how you can be involved in the development of a Board of Directors for Friends of Big Muddy.

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MRR hires new Director


MRR Director Jeff Barrow

MRR is lucky to have brought Jeff Barrow back to our staff. He will now be serving as Director, overseeing our Columbia and Kansas City programs. He's been a crewmember since our first clean-up and we're proud to have him back on board! Also, check out Jeff's book that he co-wrote with Chad Pregracke about Chad's story building the Living Lands & Waters River Clean-up Barge Crew, "From the Bottom Up". is created and maintained by Missouri River Relief, P.O. Box 463, Columbia, MO 65205
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