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River Relief gets a Hummer!

Donated by Olathe Ford & Rivermiles

the hummerWell, we're calling it the "Hummer". This generous donation, a Toyota pick-up, is already getting us around the state. It runs great, and we named it "Hummer" because Scott Mansker of Rivermiles called it a "Little Hummingbird".

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Big Muddy Presentations: "Missouri River Macro-invertebrates"

Unique and Interesting Life in Muddy Water

Presented by Barry Poulton, Ph.D, US Geological Survey

Tues, April 14, 2009, 7:00 p.m.

at the Bryant Cabin at Overton North Unit of the Big Muddy NFWR (directions below)

Missouri River Relief, Friends of Big Muddy and Big Muddy National Fish & Wildlife Refuge are proud to announce that our April 14 educational program will feature USGS River Studies biologist Barry Poulton, discussing the foundation of the Big Muddy food chain: the macro-invertebrates that inhabit its muddy waters.

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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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