Author Archive: Steve Schnarr
August 9, 2022
The Clean Water Act is 50! Let’s Make it Even Better
Presentation by Missouri Confluence Waterkeeper Rachel Bartels and Great Rivers Environmental Law Center Staff Attorney Bob Menees
Rachel Bartels and and Bob Menees of Missouri Confluence Waterkeeper share the history of the Clean Water Act.
June 14, 2022
Art and History: The Journey of a Missouri New Regionalist
Presentation by Artist Bryan Haynes
Join artist Bryan Haynes for a discussion about his works and the formation of the Missouri New Regionalism art movement.
May 17, 2022
The Day the River Turned Red: evaluating the performance of a restoration project in the Missouri River
Presentation by Research Engineer Brandon Sansom, USGS
Join USGS Research Engineer Brandon Sansom as he discusses how USGS uses dye experiments to better understand complex flow patterns in the Missouri River.
April 12, 2022
The Jackson Family’s MR340 Adventures
Claire and Steve Jackson shared their MR340 adventures on and off the river, an paddling race that spans the state of Missouri.
March 8, 2022
The Big Muddy Clean Sweep: Living on the River, for the River
Missouri River Relief’s very own Alyssa Thomas shared the story of the Big Muddy Clean Sweep for March 2022’s presentation.
February 8, 2022
Steamboat Disasters of the Lower Missouri River
Online Presentation by Historian and Author James Erwin
February 8th we were joined by author James Erwin to discuss the impressive engineering and fragile nature of steamboat travel on the Lower Missouri River.
January 11, 2022
Missouri DNR Works for Healthy Rivers
Online Presentation by Kansas City Regional Director Karen Rouse and Water Protection Director Chris Wieberg, Mo. Dept. of Natural Resources
We were joined by two directors at the Mo. Dept. of Natural Resources who discussed couple of ongoing programs that the Mo. Dept. of Natural Resources is involved in that work to solve issues faced by the Missouri River and the larger Mississippi River Watershed.
May 11, 2021
Beyond Water: Cultivating a Reverence for Big Rivers
Online Presentation by Author Dean Klinkenberg, the Mississippi Valley Traveler
Dean has made his living writing about the Mississippi River. He’s going to share with us his vision for living with reverence and resilience along our big rivers.
April 13, 2021
Building for the Future: The Construction of a Levee Setback on the Missouri River
Presentation by Barbara Charry, The Nature Conservancy, Chris Hamilton, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Corina Zhang, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Charry and Hamilton shared the story of the Atchison County Levee Setback, bringing together the Atchison County Levee District, The Nature Conservancy, NRCS, the Corps of Engineers and others to create more space for the flooding Missouri River by moving a levee back away from the Missouri River.
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.