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Water Quality, Native Plants, and the Missouri River

Presentation by Stephen VanRhein, MDC, and Will Gibson, Blue Thumb Nursery

Learn about how to start using native plants at home to improve water quality in the Missouri River.

Time and Place

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
7:00 pm

Westport CoffeeHouse Theater
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Presentation by Stephen VanRhein, MDC, and Will Gibson, Blue Thumb Nursery

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Where – Westport Coffeehouse Theater – 4010 Pennsylvania Ave. Kansas City, MO

6 p.m. – Social Hour
7 p.m. – Presentation. Presentation will be filmed – After 7 PM, Please enter through Green Room Burgers

Presentation is FREE and open to the public!

Hosted by Healthy Rivers Partnership

Find out how native plants can affect water quality and be used to help the Missouri River.

Native plants are adapted to the region. Pollinators and wildlife rely upon them, so does water quality.

Learn about how to start using native plants at home to improve water quality in the Missouri River.

Stephen VanRhein is with the Missouri Department of Conservation Private Land Services Division.
Will Gibson is owner and founder of Blue Thumb Nursery.


Westport CoffeeHouse – 4010 Pennsylvania Kansas City, Mo – www.westportcoffeehouse.com

The Westport CoffeeHouse is in the Westport entertainment area, midtown KC, south of downtown and north of the Plaza.  The main intersection is Westport Rd and Broadway.  From this intersection, go west on Westport Rd one block to Pennsylvania. Turn north (right).

OR you can get there from the intersection of Southwest Trafficway and Westport Rd.  Go east on Westport Rd to Pennsylvania. Turn north (left).

Westport Coffee House is approximately one block down on the west side of Pennsylvania.  Parking can be had either south of the coffee house in the large parking lot or just north of the coffee house alongside the building.  Enter through Green Room Burgers or Westport CoffeeHouse.

The Big Muddy Speakers Series in Kansas City

is hosted by these wonderful partners!

Thanks to all of our venue hosts for making this possible! Click here for a list of upcoming presentations» The Big Muddy Speaker Series is also held monthly in Rocheport and St. Charles.

Recordings of Presentations

Kansas City Digital Video has been recording Big Muddy Speaker Series presentations. These are available on their website at this link. Some contain synchronized powerpoint presentations. We will be posting these to the archived presentation pages on bigmuddyspeakers.org.

We are deeply saddened by our loss of KCDV’s driving founder, Michael Morgan. Our hearts are with his family. Big Muddy Speaker Series will always be indebted to his vision, skill and selfless hard work.

The views and opinions expressed by our presenters do not necessarily reflect the view or policies of Healthy Rivers Partnership, the Big Muddy Speaker Series or any of the partners that support this public forum. The Big Muddy Speaker Series believes that hearing diverse perspectives is a crucial building block for an informed public.