Rocheport – Big Muddy Speaker Series
The Rocheport series is held the second Tuesday of every month in the lower floor of the Les Bourgeois Bistro in Rocheport at 7 p.m.
The Mid-Missouri area is lucky to have so many experts willing to share their knowledge with us about this amazing river, its floodplain and the nature and history that surrounds it. We’re trying to keep the topics varied and interesting, but if you have an interest in the Missouri River, we think you’re going to love these.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Ultra Marathon Paddling: Tips on preparing for the MR340 and other irrationally long races
Presentation by Bryan Hopkins 10 years ago Bryan Hopkins was in the first batch of racers to attempt the Missouri American Water MR340 and has grown to be a consistent contender in Missouri River races. He's going to provide tips on preparing your equipment, boat, body, brain and heart for endurance paddling races. This is going to be a great talk whether or not you ever intend on tackling a paddling race.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Voices of Missouri’s Rivers
Presentation by Bill Turner, author and retired biologist with Mo. Dept. of Conservation Bill will share some of the stories from his amazing historical and ecological survey of our Missouri River treasures, recently published by the Mo. Dept. of Conservation - "Voices of Missouri's Rivers".
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Paddling downstream and up – A Missouri River Expedition (and then some!)
Presentation by expedition paddler Keith Lynch Keith Lynch will share stories of his inspiring expedition last year, paddling his canoe down the entire Missouri/Mississippi river system, then up the Red and Trinity Rivers to Dallas.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Probing the depths of the Big Muddy: What does the bed of the Missouri River look like?
Presentation by Caroline Elliott, geologist with U.S. Geological Survey - River Studies Branch USGS Geologist Caroline Elliott will reveal what her pallid sturgeon research has revealed about the hidden world of the bottom of the Missouri River, and share images of this murky and shifting environment.
- Missouri River Relief
- Friends of Big Muddy
- Columbia Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office (USFWS)
- Les Bourgeois Vineyards
- Big Muddy National Fish & Wildlife Refuge
Special thanks to Les Bourgeois Vineyards for giving us the opportunity to use their beautiful space overlooking the Missouri River.
- July 9, 2013 – Columbia Missourian article on presenter Diana Papoulias, USGS
- Nov. 9 Columbia Missourian article on Big Muddy Speaker Series
- May 10 KOMU News: Local Author Shares Stories