Conserving and Protecting the Missouri River Valley
Published: April 8, 2015
Presentation by Dan Burkhardt, co-founder of Katy Land Trust
This presentation was originally given on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Big A’s Restaurant, St. Charles, MO.
With the Katy Trail, a smattering of charming and historic river towns, a world famous wine trail (plus breweries and distilleries), world class artists and musicians and a collection of beautiful public lands, the Missouri River valley is a destination in and of itself. From the gorgeous limestone bluffs to the sandbars lining its banks, there are many opportunities to enjoy the beauty of this amazing natural resource.
Dan and Connie Burkhardt have been visionaries in promoting the preservation and resources of this area. Their Katy Land Trust supports working with landowners and river towns to preserve the natural beauty of this area. Dan worked with a series of local authors to publish the beautiful “Missouri River Country” book, which highlights the history, ecology and commerce of the last 100 miles of the Missouri River, from Hermann to St. Louis. He joined us for a discussion of the treasures and challenges of conserving the best that remains of this region.
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Resources and Links
Dig deeper for more info on this topic.
- Katy Land Trust website
- Magnificent Missouri Website
- Facebook page – “Conservation and Commerce Along the Lower Missouri River”
- Purchase the beautiful “Missouri River Country” book edited by Dan Burkhardt.
- Find out more about “An Autumn Experience” – a five day tour of Missouri River Country this October.
- PBS KETC 9 special on Missouri River Country
- Missouri Wine Country – guide to wine trails
- AUDIO – “Get off the Urban Island” Dan Burkhardt on St. Louis Public Radio.
- ARTICLE – “The new scenic route – taking in the artwork along the Katy Trail” – by Tom Uhlenbrock, Columbia Tribune, Nov. 2, 2014
- ARTICLE – “Preserving the Heritage of Bethlehem Valley” (pdf) – by Dan & Connie Burkhardt
The Big Muddy Speakers Series in St. Charles
is hosted by these wonderful partners:
- Greenway Network
- Missouri River Relief
- Friends of Big Muddy
- Big Muddy Adventures
- Big Muddy National Fish & Wildlife Refuge
- Big A’s Restaurant
All speakers are presenting for free and Big A’s is sharing the space for free! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with all of us!
The Big Muddy Speaker Series also takes place monthly in Rocheport and Kansas City.
A special thank you to Greg Poleski of Greenway Network and Mike Clark of Big Muddy Adventures for making this happen!