Magnificent Missouri works with the following nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and companies to support conservation, economic development, and historic preservation efforts in communities along the Missouri River and Katy Trail.
Our partners contribute their ideas, volunteer power, in-kind support, and more to help conserve and increase appreciation of the Katy Trail and the last 100 miles of the Missouri River Valley — as a premier regional asset — through education, events, and collaborative projects.
Stream Teams United
Magnificent Missouri partnered with Stream Teams United in 2016 to create the first “PaddleMO” experience – a five-day paddle event from Hermann to the Confluence celebrating the last 100 miles of the Missouri River. We continue to work with Stream Teams United on PaddleMO and other conservation events including honeysuckle removal along the river and Katy Trail.
Missouri State Parks
Magnificent Missouri and Missouri State Parks work together to plant native trees and prairies, remove honeysuckle and other invasive species, coordinate volunteer efforts, and plan special events throughout the corridor, consistent with the State Parks’ mission of “preserving and interpreting the state’s most outstanding natural landscapes and cultural landmarks.”
Missouri Botanical Garden
Magnificent Missouri and the Missouri Botanical Garden partner to promote and interpret the benefits of native prairies and best practices in biodiversity. We partner with the Garden’s BioDiverseCity “honeysuckle sweeps” in the spring and fall to engage people in removal of this invasive species along the Katy Trail.
Conservation Federation of Missouri
Missouri Humanities Council
Magnificent Missouri and the Missouri Humanities Council co-develop programs that highlight the cultural heritage of German immigration, agriculture, land, and building preservation. The partnership seeks to enrich lives and strengthen communities by connecting Missourians with the people, places, and ideas that shape our society.
Magnificent Missouri and Forest ReLeaf partner on all things related to tree planting initiatives. Forest Releaf encourages planting native trees and enriching communities by restoring and sustaining forestry. We also actively promote and support Forest ReLeaf’s annual Tree Camp that provides experience and education about planting and caring for trees and other conservation subjects.
Missouri River Relief’s mission to bring people to the river — with the common goal of improving it — is one we support wholeheartedly. Magnificent Missouri is a sponsor of their annual River Camp and Katy Trail experience. We work to help them achieve their mission of hands-on river clean-ups, education programs, and recreation.
World Bird Sanctuary
Katy Land Trust
Ozark Land Trust & Great Rivers Land Trust
Magnificent Missouri has close working relationships with two accredited land trusts — Ozark Land Trust and Great Rivers Land Trust. Both accredited by the Land Trust Association, they work with us to educate landowners about how their land can be permanently protected from future development and stay forever in agricultural, forestry, or recreational use.
Marthasville Volunteer Fire Department
Warren CO-MO Old Threshers Assn.
We support the Warren County Missouri Old Threshers Association’s mission of “preserving the history of our agricultural heritage through our museum and our efforts in educating the public.” Warren CO-MO Old Threshers Association attends and supports our Treloar events, adding an extra element of appreciation for the importance of agriculture to the Missouri River Valley.
Missouri History Museum
The Missouri History Museum has provided us a way to bring the Missouri countryside to the city. In 2018, we worked with them to create an exhibit in their History Clubhouse based on our book “Growing Up with the River.” They have also provided us with forums to present our books to their audience and to screen our Nine Network video production “Rivertowns.”
Great Rivers Environmental Law Center
Nine Network of Public Media
We have partnered with Channel 9 our PBS affiliate in St. Louis on numerous projects during the past 20 years. The Nine Network was instrumental in the formation of Magnificent Missouri in 2012 and has produced a variety of programming about the Missouri River valley. In 2018, we co-produced “Rivertowns” with them, a one-hour documentary based on our book “Growing Up with the River.”
DJM has provided support and expertise to create the Peers Prairie on four acres of land owned by Missouri State Parks, that was formerly unused. Today it is a place of beauty and biodiversity that draws pollinators and birds — along with visitors from around the world — to photograph, enjoy, and learn about native plants.