Saturday, July 08, 2006

Megascout Route

Megascout Schedule (approximate)

Sun. July 16 -- Ponca State Park, IA (River Mile 754)/ Sioux City, IA (River Mile 732)

Thurs. July 20 -- Omaha, NE / Council Bluffs, IA (River Mile 620 )

Sat. July 22 -- Indian Cave State Park, NE (River Mile 518)

Mon. July 24 -- St. Joseph, MO (River Mile 452)

Tues. July 25 -- Atchison, KS (River Mile 423)

Friday, July 28 -- Kansas City, MO (River Mile 365)

Autumn, 2006 -- Kansas City – St. Louis, MO


By boat, the Megascout crew will scout riverbanks for trash deposits and old dumpsites. This information will be entered into an ARC-GIS (Geographic Information System) map of the Missouri River valley. The map also incorporates data compiled from a number of federal and state agencies related to landform info, dike locations, river accesses, public lands and more. The map derived from this search will be publicly available for river communities interested in restoring the Missouri River.

Our ground crew will visit every community along the way. We'll scout for campsites, fresh corn and ripe tomatoes, and explore each river town.

The first week takes the crew through eastern Nebraska and western Iowa down to Missouri’s northern border. The second week continues downriver past St. Joseph, MO, and Atchison, KS, concluding with a “Boats and Brats” event at La Benite Park in Kansas City.

Please note: The trash scouts will randomly estimate the concentration of trash deposited by past floods. No individual landowner will be singled out when we report our data. From our experience, river trash originates upstream from its final site, or it has been dumped in historically easy-to-access spots.

Our Mission

Sure, trash is always flowing down the Missouri River, but when communities gets together for clean-ups, trash dumps disappear. In our five years of stewardship, Missouri River Relief crews have observed a tremendous improvement along the banks of the Big Muddy.


At 10:57 AM, Blogger lightenup said...

Read more in an article from the Sioux City Journal


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