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The People’s Expedition: Love Your Big Muddy

Presentation by local expedition paddler, Janet Moreland

In April, 2013, Janet Moreland and her friend Norman Miller skied up to Brower’s Spring, the ultimate source of the Missouri River near the Continental Divide in Montana. From there, she biked 100 miles to Clark Canyon Dam, where she put in her kayak and paddled all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. She finished her journey on Dec. 5, passing through the container ship-filled Head of Passes in a soupy fog. She was the first American, and the first woman, to complete this “Source to Sea” trip.

This event will be a homecoming, and Janet will be sharing some of her stories, videos, photos and inspiration from this historic adventure.


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Janet's final day paddling involved a fog bank in the ship-filled Head of Passes before reaching the Gulf of Mexico. photo courtesy of Janet Moreland, loveyourbigmuddy.com

Time and Place

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
7:00 pm

Les Bourgeois Vineyards Bistro
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Presentation by local expedition paddler, Janet Moreland

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

7 p.m. presentation
lower floor of the Les Bourgeois Vineyards Bistro
in Rocheport, MO (directions below)

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PLEASE – This will probably be a well attended presentation. If you intend on coming early to purchase an amazing dinner at Les Bourgeois Bistro before the presentation, PLEASE call to make a reservation at: 573-698-2300

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Janet and Norm Miller complete their two day ski trip to Brower’s Spring, the ultimate source of the Missouri River, in April 2013.

In April, 2013, Janet Moreland and her friend Norman Miller skied up to Brower’s Spring, the ultimate source of the Missouri River near the Continental Divide in Montana. From there, she biked 100 miles to Clark Canyon Dam, where she put in her kayak and paddled all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. She finished her journey on Dec. 5, passing through the container ship-filled Head of Passes in a soupy fog. She was the first American, and the first woman, to complete this “Source to Sea” trip. It is called the “Love Your Big Muddy Expedition”.

Every step of the way, she shared her thoughts, beautiful river photos and stories of new friends met on the riverbank through her Facebook page. The journey was a huge inspiration to the thousands who “followed” her online. In a world where rivers are political battlegrounds, her adventure was a bright beacon of cooperation and positivity. The expedition was mostly “crowdfunded”, supported by the people who followed her journey online and at boat ramps across the Great Plains, Midwest and the Delta. Janet referred to it as the “People’s Expedition”.

This event will be a homecoming, and Janet will be sharing some of her stories, videos, photos and inspiration from this historic adventure.

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From her first day on the river to the last, American White Pelicans were Janet’s companions on the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. photo courtesy of Janet Moreland.

Directions

  • 14020 W. Hwy BB, Rocheport, MO
  • Take I-70 to the Rocheport, MO, exit (Exit #115). It’s the first exit east of the Missouri River.
  • Head north toward Rocheport.
  • After about a mile, turn left at the sign for Les Bourgeois Bistro. Follow the signs to the Bistro. You will probably need to park in the lot above the Bistro and walk the trail down.
  • The presentations are held in upstairs in the restaurant. The restaurant is no longer open on Tuesdays but the bar is! You are welcome to bring your own food or snacks.

The Big Muddy Speaker Series in Rocheport

is hosted by these wonderful partners.

Special thanks to Les Bourgeois Vineyards for giving us the opportunity to use their beautiful space overlooking the Missouri River.

All speakers are presenting for free! Thank you all for sharing your knowledge with us!

Click here for a list of upcoming presentations»

The Big Muddy Speaker Series also takes place monthly in Kansas City and St. Charles.

The Big Muddy Speaker Series is partially funded by the Columbia Ecological Services Field Office (USFWS) and the Mo. Dept. of Conservation.

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