Archive | October, 2012

MO Riverbed Degradation – RSVP for the Charette Nov. 5-9

This is a part of a series of posts for attendees and blog visitors interested in the fall 2012 Missouri River Bed Degradation Charette.

Thanks for signing up for the new MARC Environment blog!

Please use the blog to RSVP for the event, and be sure to include all of the following:

1. Will you attend the first day of the event, including the tour? Include full names of who will attend.

2. Will you prepare a presentation, stating your industry/organization’s interest in the study, degradation impacts witnessed and costs for mitigation? Please note that the presentation, including discussion, should be no more than 15-20 minutes and a copy of the presentation should be provided to me no later than Thursday, Nov. 1.

3. Who from your organization plans to attend the morning briefings? Other full days of the charette? Please provide names for both attendance options.

Please be specific about who will attend and when. We want to be sure we have materials, space and lunches for all in attendance.

As always, you can reach me at 816-701-8355 or

Thank you!

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Day on the River

Students went by boat to locations along the Missouri River to pick up trash deposited by illegal dumping, littering, flooding and non-point source stormwater discharge.

Missouri River Relief hosted “Day on the River” Oct. 16–17 at the Riverfront Park in Kansas City, Mo. The two-day event marked the end of a month-long classroom watershed education program that taught more than 130 students about watershed and water quality education. The event was supported in part by grants from the Mid-America Regional Council and the Captain Planet Foundation.

“This is a unique opportunity to combine in-depth river education with a hands-on, on-the-river service learning,” said Missouri River Relief program manager Steve Schnarr. “In the Kansas City area, there is a real disconnect between citizens and the river that serves as their drinking water source. There is no substitute for getting out on the river and seeing those connections first hand, and physically doing something to improve the river.”

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