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Big MuddyNational Fish and Wildlife Refugeparticipates in Race 4 the Rivers Festival
Midwest Region, September 1, 2011
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Friends of Big Muddy Chairman Diane Oerly helps young visitors learn about the refuge at the Race 4 the Rivers event in St. Charles, Missouri.
Friends of Big Muddy Chairman Diane Oerly helps young visitors learn about the refuge at the Race 4 the Rivers event in St. Charles, Missouri. - Photo Credit: Tim Haller/USFWS
Visitors at the Race 4 the Rivers Festival enjoy the Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Missouri River hydrology display.
Visitors at the Race 4 the Rivers Festival enjoy the Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Missouri River hydrology display. - Photo Credit: Tim Haller/USFWS

The Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge and the Friends of Big Muddy participated in the Race 4 the Rivers Festival at Frontier Park in St. Charles, Mo. on Aug. 27, 2011. Located along the banks of the Missouri River, Frontier Park provided an ideal location for the festival celebrating the Missouri River.

 

The Greenway Network organized the festival. Based out of St. Charles the Greenway Network is a grassroots, volunteer-based organization whose mission is to conserve natural resources, encourage sound management of the area's watersheds and protect the quality of life for all citizens. An important sponsor of the Refuge, the Greenway network provides numerous volunteers to the Big Muddy NFWR.

Big Muddy NFWR Visitor Services Specialist Tim Haller and Friends of Big Muddy Chairman Diane Oerly staffed the Big Muddy NFWR hydrology trailer. The trailer provides an ideal venue for these events as it contains a ready to go exhibit on the Refuge and a model of the Missouri River. The model demonstrates the Jameson Island mitigation project, a working model demonstrating the benefits of side channels on the Missouri River.

Friends of Big Muddy were able to recruit numerous new members and share information about the refuge during the event.


Contact Info: Tim Haller, 573-441-2799, tim_haller@fws.gov



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