Author Archive: Steve Schnarr
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.
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.