Missouri River Relief is a community, volunteer and equipment-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to connecting people to the Missouri River through hands-on river clean-ups, education events, and stewardship activities.

The organization emerged organically from a group of people in mid-Missouri who simultaneously recognized the need for engaged stewardship of the Missouri River and the desire of citizens to take part in watershed solutions. Inspired by a video of Chad Pregracke’s Living Lands and Waters barge clean-up crew, this group of Missouri River lovers puts together a coalition of public, private and citizen stewards that brought the barge up the river, holding the first massive Missouri River clean-up at Easley, MO, in 2001.

Since that time, the organization has grown each year. As of 2016, MRR has hosted 160 Missouri River clean-ups, bringing 23,985 volunteers to clean 876 tons of trash from 1,144 miles of the river. We have participated in and hosted clean-ups in eight states, from the Mississippi River to Yankton, S.D. In addition, the organization promoted local river education through countless outreach projects, aiming to build public awareness, action, and support for a healthy river.

To learn more Missouri River Relief visit: www.riverrelief.org
To learn more about educational resources visit: http://www.riverrelief.org/education/resources/

Last updated: August 29, 2017

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