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2018 Schedule

Check out what's new on our full 2018 Schedule!  As we get closer to the dates you will find links to full webpages detailing our events here.


Scroll down to your area of interest:  Clean-ups, River Races, Education or Outreach events.  We're excited for the opportunity to serve another year on behalf of the Big Muddy and her amazing river community!  


Community River Clean-ups

Our large-scale River Clean-ups provide volunteers the opportunity to explore and enjoy the river with family, friends, and neighbors while beautifying a gorgeous stretch of the Big Muddy. River Clean-up’s will leave you satisfied in knowing that you are playing a role in improving your watershed.  Click here to sign up for events. 


River Clean-ups we are hosting in 2018: 

"Away Teams" hosted by partner organizations that Missouri River Relief assists with:



The Big Muddy Speaker Series brings together Missouri River experts with community members to share knowledge and perspective on the Missouri River, its history, ecology, commerce and more. It is created and inspired by a partnership of organizations with a common goal - to deepen the connection of our communities to the river that connects us to each other.

We pride ourselves on bringing communities together regardless of what the occasion might be, big or small.  Here are a few public outreach events you'll be welcome to participate in:


River Races

To witness the determination of river racers, the grit of the ground crews and the hospitality of the volunteers involved are truly inspiring. We are proud to provide safety boats to assist up and down these race courses and be part of so many races that have changed the way our state looks at our rivers. These serve our mission to connect people to the Missouri River in an intimate way, while also raising money as a fundraiser to support our efforts.

  • May 12 - Osage Spring 12 - hosted by Osage Paddlesports, this 12-mile race on the Osage River is a benefit for Missouri River Relief
  • July 24-27 - Missouri American Water MR340 - hosted by Rivermiles, this 340-mile race across the state of Missouri from Kansas City to St. Charles is the world's longest nonstop river paddling race.
  • Aug. 25 - Race for the Rivers - hosted by Greenway Network as a benefit for their efforts protecting rivers and open spaces. Pick 20 or 40 miles from Washington to St. Charles.
  • Sept. 29 - Race to the Dome - hosted by Missouri River Relief as a fundraiser event. You pick 16 or 26 miles - from either Providence or Hartsburg to Jeff City ending at Wilson's Serenity Point.

To see the full list of river races happening in the Midwest Region, visit the Alpine Shop's 2018 Race Calendar on



Our education programs engage participants’ innate sense of wonder and natural curiosity to explore the Missouri River through place-based programs that are interdisciplinary in nature and experiential in character. We seek to build participants’ knowledge and understanding of the Missouri River through hands-on experiences that will deepen their connection and sense of responsibility for its care and stewardship. 

  • Spring 2018 - Mo. River All-Stars After-School Program - Columbia, MO
  • April 14 - UMKC SEC & Sustain Mizzou Campout & Clean-up
  • April 16-18 - Missouri River Days - Columbia, MO 
  • April 22 - Columbia Earth Day - Columbia, MO  
  • April 29 - Missouri River All-Stars River Trip - Columbia, MO
  • May 1 - Douglass HS River Trip - Columbia, MO
  • May 5 - Missouri River Bird Observatory Trip - Arrow Rock, MO
  • May 9 - Prairie Fork Earth Day - Williamsburg, MO
  • May 10-11 Kansas City Educator Workshop - Kansas City, MO
  • May 23 - Job Point & Youth Build River Clean Up - Columbia, MO 
  • June 7 - Missouri River Sunset Cruise - Columbia, MO
  • July 8-12 Missouri River Academy Camp - New Haven, MO
  • Aug. 27-31 Missouri River Days - Columbia, MO
  • Sept. 13 - St. Louis Education Event - St. Louis, MO
  • Oct. 9 - CPS Educators Workshop - Columbia, MO
  • Oct. 18 Hartsburg Education Event - Ashland, MO 

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