Manitou Bluffs where Native American rock paintings can
Big Muddy River Workshop
Eileen McManus, THB Conservation Chair (Dec.
2004/Jan. 2005 Heartland Sierran)
Missouri Department of Natural Resources in partnership with Living
Lands and Waters has offered a series of educational workshops for
teachers and interested citizens focusing on the function and importance
of the big river systems in America. I had the pleasure of taking
this excellent workshop and since it was in Columbia, Missouri,
we focused on the Missouri River. More...
Art in Kansas City?
Bill Nichols, THB Activist
(Jun./Jul. 2003 Heartland Sierran)
past January, members of the Sierra Club’s Kanza and Thomas
Hart Benton Groups met and discussed several projects designed to
participate in the Sierra Club’s June emphasis on national
river cleanups and the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial celebration.
Locally, we will cleanup and beautify some of the Kansas City Missouri
riverfront in anticipation of a planned September 13 Missouri River
cleanup sponsored by Missouri River Relief. More...
More Precious Than Oil
Debby Hays, THB Clean Water Committee Chair
(Apr./May 2003 Heartland Sierran)
have enough fears already. We shouldn’t have to fear our waters.
Less than a
year ago Robert Kennedy Jr. was in Kansas City calling on local
residents to “reclaim our city’s waterfronts, preserve
the water and secure recreational activities for future generations.”
Standing on the bank where the Missouri and Kansas Rivers converge,
he commented, “I look at this river and see a waterfront with
huge potential that’s being squandered.” More...