March 9, 2021
Presentation by amateur historian and steamboat modeler Eric Reuter
In this fascinating and in-depth presentation, Eric Reuter used hand-made scale models of Missouri River steamboats to discuss the linked history of steamboat development and environmental changes in the Missouri basin, drawing on his professional and personal interests in the links between geology, ecology, history, and land management.
February 9, 2021
The “other” invasive carp, Black Carp – Mylopharyngodon piceus
Online Presentation by fish biologist Patrick Kroboth, U.S. Geological Survey Columbia Environmental Research Center
Patrick Kroboth, fish biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, shared the latest in invasive black carp research, studying the species status in the wild, life history, behavior, and potential impacts.
January 12, 2021
MR340 Race Stories
Online Presentation by MR340 Race Director and Founder Scott Mansker and Missouri River Relief Director Steve Schnarr
Some of the great history and stories of the community of paddlers that makes the MR340 race unique and precious.
November 10, 2020
Natural Gems along the Big Muddy: Missouri’s Natural Areas along the River’s Valley
Presentation by Mike Leahy, Missouri Natural Areas Coordinator, Mo. Dept. of Conservation
Missouri Natural Areas Coordinator Mike Leahy will take us on a tour of a variety of designated Natural Areas connected to the Missouri River that range from floodplain wetlands to river bluff prairies and forests.
October 20, 2020
To migrate or not to migrate: that is NOT the question
Presentation by Craig Paukert, PhD, Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at University of Missouri – Columbia
We were joined by University of Missouri professer Craig Paukert, PhD, to explore the issues and solutions for fish migration. World Fish Migration Day is observed on October 24.
September 8, 2020
Missouri reservoirs: are they toxic?
Online Presentation by Dr. Rebecca North, PhD, Limnologist with MU Limnology Lab
Dr. North shared some of the research she’s been doing on harmful algal blooms in Missouri lakes and reservoirs.
June 9, 2020
The People of the River’s Mouth – In Search of the Missouria Indians
Presentation by Mike Dickey, Historian and Site Administrator at Arrow Rock State Historic Site Original Presentation was Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Hosted by Missouri River Relief Live Streaming sponsored by Rivermiles Watch this presentation on YouTube Few people know that the Missouri River, and the state named after it, were actually named for a tribe of Native Americans that […]
May 12, 2020
River of Sand – The Bottom of the Big Muddy
Presentation by Carrie Elliott, USGS River Studies Branch Hosted by Missouri River Relief via Zoom Streaming sponsored by Rivermiles, the folks that bring you the MR340 Watch this presentation on YouTube Original Presentation on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 When you look at the surface of the Big Muddy do you wonder about what is going on below? Let’s explore what […]
June 12, 2018
The Missouri River: Then & Now
Presentation by historian and Arrow Rock State Historic Site Administrator Michael Dickey, Mo. Dept of Natural Resources Original Presentation was Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Click here to download PDF of presentation slides. Click here to download presentation script. at the Les Bourgeois Bistro in Rocheport, MO. Hosted by Missouri River Relief The Missouri River we enjoy today is a […]
April 12, 2017
Next Level Missouri River Water Trail – with your help
Presentation by Greg Poleski, Vice-President of Greenway Network Wednesday, April 12, 2017 6. p.m. Social Hour at Big A’s on the Riverfront 7:00 p.m. Presentation At Big A’s on the Riverfront (in the back room) 308 N Main St. – St Charles, MO (directions below) Presentation is FREE and open to the public! Hosted by Greenway Network The Missouri River […]