Missouri River Relief
- Education & Literacy
- Sports & Recreation
LocationPO BOX 463COLUMBIA, MO 65205 United States
Missouri River Relief is a community & equipment based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to connecting people to the Missouri River through hands-on river clean-ups, education events & stewardship activities. We host an average of 4 clean-ups per year. We host educational programs such as Missouri River Days every year for all of the fourth grade classes in the Columbia Public School District, Mornings on the River for 0-5 year olds and many more. We host Missouri River races such as the famous MR340 and Race to the Dome. We host Big Muddy Boat Rides to get people out on the Missouri River. We host the Big Muddy Speakers Series, promoting the history, science and adventure of the Missouri River, and so much more. There is something for everyone's interests. Groups, individuals, and all ages & abilities are welcome! Sign up for any and all events, they're free, they're fun and the river needs you! Sign-up at www.riverrelief.org
In twenty two years, Missouri River Relief has amassed an outstanding record: Cleaning over a million pounds of trash from the Missouri river shores and islands, conducting educational activities for over 30,874 students & teachers, and taking over 29,799 people out on the river to work for a better river environment.
Engaging 24 communities along the Missouri River to protect our drinking water, to ensure that the stewardship of the Missouri River remains strong, to protect and preserve this precious resource for future generations.
As we go along the river, we'll look for key individuals and groups to help create a community of Missouri River Action Teams (MoRATs) up & down the river to take action and help work for the health and beauty of the river for decades to come.
"A river that once had almost no friends now has a growing host of passionate protectors, thanks to Missouri River Relief" -Jim Low, writer, Missouri Department of Conservation