Big Muddy Speaker Series

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View from the bluffs of Les Bourgeois Winery

Educating citizens, young and old, is one of Missouri River Relief’s (MRR) goals.  This is why I want to help increase awareness about this group of committed river stewards.  Besides river clean-ups and education festivals, they have been organizing speakers to present on a variety of topics concerning our beloved Big Muddy.  In addition to Columbia’s speaker series, held at the Les Bourgeois Winery overlooking the river, presentations are now being held in Kansas City and St. Charles, also in collaboration with a number of other series partners.

The Big Muddy Speaker Series is a monthly series of presentations on Missouri River ecology, history, biology and more by experts in their field.

CURRENT BIG MUDDY SPEAKER SERIES INFORMATION

CAN BE FOUND HERE 

AT THE BIG MUDDY SPEAKER SERIES WEBSITE

River Updates

Rocheport

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.

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

Directions

  • 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 the lower level. You can either enter at the restaurant entrance then go down the stairs to your left past the bar, or you can follow the walk to the right of the restaurant and enter through a glass door into the lower level.
  • 14020 W. Hwy BB, Rocheport, MO (click for Google Map)

St. Charles

The St. Charles series is held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at Big A’s Restaurant in historic downtown St. Charles.

St. Charles was founded because of its location on the Missouri River. Today we are 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.

Special thanks to Big A’s Restaurant for giving us the opportunity to use their great restaurant for our series. Please support this great local business!

To Big A’s Restaurant, our host for the Speaker Series.

To get there from I-70 –

  • Take I-70 to exit 229B – the 5th St. Exit
  • Merge onto 5th St. headed north toward St. Charles.
  • After about 1 mile, turn right on Monroe St.
  • Turn left onto N. Main St.
  • Big A’s will be on your right (308 N. Main St.) Additional parking is available in the rear.
  • Click here to view on Google Maps.

Kansas City

The Kansas City series is held at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at Hickok’s Grill in the Kansas City River Market District.

Kansas City was founded because of its location on the Missouri River. Today we are 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.

Special thanks to Hickok’s Grill for giving us the opportunity to use their great restaurant for our series. Please support this great local business!

Directions

From Kansas City, Kansas:

  • Take I-70 into Missouri.
  • Take exit 2D towards Main St.
  • Merge onto W. 6th St.
  • Turn left onto Walnut St. Hickok’s Grill will be on your left.

From the East:

  • Take I-70 into downtown Kansas City.
  • Take exit 2F toward Grand St./Walnut St./Oak St.
  • Keep left at the fork and merge onto E Independence Ave.
  • Turn right onto Walnut St.  Hickok’s Grill will be on your left.
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