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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