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River Results this Fall

July - October 2018

Welcome to our new Quarterly "River Results" Newsletter!  Often, our emails are chock full of upcoming events.  This is an opportunity to look back at what's been going on and feature some cool stories.  We hope you'll enjoy seeing the visible and lasting difference this resilient river community is making!

 

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173 paddlers crush the Race to the Dome!

Race to the Dome

For the ninth straight year, we hosted the Race to the Dome, a fundraiser paddle adventure ending at Jefferson City's beautiful Wilson's Serenity Point at Noren Access. For many in the racing community, this is a traditional fall closure to the racing season.

Thanks to a generous donation from Missouri American Water, all of racer registrations support the organization's efforts to connect people to the Missouri River through direct action and education. 

Racers can choose either the 15.8 mile race from Hartsburg or the 27.6 mile race from Providence Landing on Perche Creek. 

This year, 173 paddlers in 122 boats started and completed the race on a chilly and breezy, but beautiful fall day. 

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Equipment Wish List

There are many ways that you or your organization can support the great work we do along the Missouri River.  In addition to becoming a sponsor, giving through your workplace, or lending your volunteer muscle, Missouri River Relief kindly accepts in-kind donations of food and river clean-up supplies such as tools, gadgets and gear. Make sure to check out our full equipment wish list here.

 

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2018 Missouri River Days

 

4th grade Columbia Public School teachers will have the opportunity to bring their students to the Missouri River for a one of kind learning experience. 

 

 

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We Welcome our New Executive Director, Steve Schnarr

Steve Schnarr

Steve Schnarr

 The Missouri River Relief Board of Directors is pleased to announce Steve Schnarr as its new Executive Director.  Steve has held numerous positions in his many years with the organization, most recently as Program Manager.  He brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for Missouri River Relief that is very evident.  The board is excited to have Steve as the new captain of this incredible ship of staff, volunteer crew, and countless other patrons and volunteers that embrace our mission of connecting people to the Missouri River.  He will begin his tenure August 1st.  He will be replacing the current Executive Director, Jeff Barrow, who is retiring.  On behalf of the entire board of directors, we are extremely grateful for the great things Missouri River Relief has done and look forward to the even better things to come. 

- Sincerely, Kory Kaufman, MRR Board President

 

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