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, February 9, 2016
“Whiskey is for Drinking, Water is for fighting” – Clean Water as a Public Trust
Presentation by Joe Bachant, retired research ecologist and water advocate "Water is the new oil". Joe Bachant will discuss the past and future struggles to maintain water quality, stream integrity and a sustainable public water trust.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Beyond FarmVille 3.0: Measuring the success of integrated conservation practices in Northern Missouri
Presentation by Heather Krempa, U.S. Geological Survey, & Donald H. Wilkison, Scientist Emeritus, USGS.
This talk will focus on approaches to understanding how such conservation programs may affect water-quality, illustrate approaches for determining long-term trends in water quality, and explore how the lingering effects of drought may challenge assumptions about conservation effectiveness.
- 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