The three-day event will focus on river related resources, art, education, recreation, research, stewardship and commerce along the Missouri River. The purpose of the event is to connect different citizens and groups working or interested in the Missouri River to leverage their passion and knowledge for a more connected river community.   
Participants will have the opportunity to attend Missouri River presentations and activities in the park, take a boat ride on the Missouri River, participate in a guided hike through Klondike Park and tour one of the states oldest wineries in nearby Augusta, MO.

In the evening, participants can make s'mores around the campfire and listen to tunes by local musicians, Gloria Attoun and Michael Bauermeister.  A Halloween-themed river social will be held Saturday night. The full campground is reserved for Rendezvous participants.

Presentations Announced
Saturday morning will feature 18 presenters discussing River Conservation, Culture, Community & Commerce along the Big Muddy.  Dan Burkhardt with the Katy Land Trust will be giving the keynote presentation focused on his vision for the lower Missouri River.  Later in the morning we will hear talks focusing on Riparian Area Conservation, Enhancing Missouri River Native Plant Diversity, Paddling Missouri's Big Rivers, How to Organize a Watershed Festival, and the Intersection of Art and Science on the Missouri River, among others.  The full list of presentations can be found here:
Exhibitor booths and activities will be set up around the lake at Klondike Park from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 29th and are FREE and open to the public. 

A mini river clean-up and a guided 7-mile canoe trip will be held Sunday morning.  Details for the first ever Missouri River Rendezvous can be found online at  

Registration is open and being accepted until Friday, October 21st.  Come network and connect with other Missouri River lovers, get inspired and take action!  "Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success."  - Henry Ford

Missouri River Relief
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Missouri Environmental Education Association

Media Contacts: Program Manager:  Steve Schnarr  573.289.2077 -,
Event Coordinator:  Melanie Cheney  573.673.3148 -
Missouri River Relief website: