Whether you are interested in river cleanups, local food, or history, MRCN is invested as well. You can search a list of our environmental projects below, and find ways to be involved.
MRCN recruits and trains skilled AmeriCorps VISTA members throughout the year. We then send them to work directly for nonprofit organizations, where they improve lives through local food.
Columbia Boone County Rain Garden Program
MRCN helps citizens, schools, and organizations develop rain gardens within the city of Columbia.
Local Business Projects Started by MRCN
MRCN helps develop other nonprofits, who then independently promote sustainable local businesses in their respective areas. Learn how they benefit your community below.
Regional Cuisine Promotion
To promote local economics and regional cuisines in mid-Missouri, MRCN helped organize four nonprofits across the state. Known as “regional cuisine associations,” each supports local food, recreation, and sustainable heritage tourism in their areas.
To promote local businesses on the Katy State Park Trail, MRCN helped to develop a nonprofit known as the Katy Trail Merchants and Communities, or KTMC.
Historic Preservation Projects
Completed projects of MRCN that preserve the history of the Missouri River.
MRCN helped develop 49 information boards along the Katy Trail and Bicentennial Driving Byways. These signs continue to provide historic information for visitors today.
- View the Bicentennial Byways map
MRCN interviewed several elders of Boone County and others, who provided unique insights into the early 20th Century, and the influence the Missouri River had upon them. These oral histories are made available for public use at the Boone County Historical Society.
- View our Trading Post for compiled stories based on the Oral History Project