Boonville YMCA awarded grant to help clean up Missouri River

3 years 3 weeks 6 days ago Wednesday, April 27 2016 Apr 27, 2016 Wednesday, April 27, 2016 7:06:00 PM CDT April 27, 2016 in News
By: Jacob Kornhauser, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

BOONVILLE - Boonslick Heartland YMCA in Boonville was one of eight organizations across three states to receive grants to clean up the Missouri River. The grants, which also aim to increase education about the longest river in North America, are funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 

Artist Holly Hughes will be partnering with the YMCA on a multi-layered project centered around the Missouri River. It will involve education, stream cleanups and public art. 

Grants awarded as part of Missouri River Relief's project range from $1,000-5,000. In total, $22,750 in grants were awarded through the Missouri River Action Team Mini-Grant program. 

Other organizations receiving grants include: 

  • Earth's Color (Missouri River Wine Country - Hermann to St. Louis)
  • Mississippi River Water Trail Association (St. Louis)
  • Kansas City Art Institute (Kansas City)
  • Kansas Associationi of Conservation and Envrionmental Education (East Kansas)
  • Burroughs Audubon (Platte and Jackson Counties)
  • Friends of the Missouri National Recreational River (Yankton, South Dakota)
  • Little Blue River Watershed Coalition (Kansas City)

Click here for a full list of the projects funded by this round of grants. 

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