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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".

Missouri River film benefits MRR

Dave Hargis of Vantage Point Productions has completed a wonderful, scenic film of Missouri River footage with music by Cathy Barton and Dave Para called River of Discovery. He has generously offered to donate $5 of the proceeds to us for each order that mentions Missouri River Relief. Includes an interview with MRR Lower Reach Manager Steve Schnarr and a cameo shot of the bow of our boat, Saskia. Click here to order »

Vicki named Master Conservationist

Vicki Richmond

Vicki Richmond

Vicki Richmond, our Kansas City Coordinator, will be receiving her second big honor of the year. The Missouri Department of Conservation has named her one of the 2007 Master Conservationists. In addition to her work on the Missouri River, Vicki has been working for over 15 years on stream projects in the Kansas City area, especially with the Blue and Little Blue River Watersheds.
Congratulations Vicki!

MRR joins Americorps Stream Team Program

Melanie Cheney

Melanie Cheney

River Relief is excited to be participating in the Americorps Stream Team Assistant Program this year. We’ve hired one of our volunteer crewmembers, Melanie Cheney. She will be helping us and other area Stream Teams.

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