2021 PARTNERSHIP SUMMIT
FEATURING THE BLUE RIVER STORY PROJECT
In 2021 we invited our partners and their loved ones to join us to celebrate rivers in our city. The Partnership Summit honored the many Alliance members working to protect and restore our rivers
and the land around them.
The 8th Annual Partnership Summit featured a collection of photographs and memories around The Blue River. These memories made up The Blue River Story Project.
The Blue River Story Project
This year, we will bring the Blue River to life for you with an exhibit featuring stories from our year-long Blue River Story Project. The Blue River Story Project picks up where the Blue River documentary left off with stories of Kansas Citians and their experiences and reflections about this amazing asset. Listen, reflect and share.
The Blue River is an essential and beautiful asset to the Kanas City metro area. People across the region have contributed to the Story Project
by sharing their personal stories about the river - it's beauty and its threats.
Swope Park Bandstand
Swope Pkwy & E Meyer Blvd, KCMO 64132
Attendance is free, but tickets are required. Register here.
Dress is casual and river attire is encouraged!
Attendees will receive two tickets good for any of the food trucks. Local food trucks on site will provide food and beverages. Identification will be required to purchase alcoholic beverages. Food trucks will accept cash and credit.
Donations are encouraged and will help support the efforts to save the Heartland Overlook Preserve – AKA the HOP. Donors will receive a Humans Need Nature t-shirt, while supplies last. Donate here.
Parking is free in designated lot near the Bandstand.
Restrooms facilities are portable.
Country Club Bank
Health Forward Foundation
Maiale Family Foundation
Missouri Department of Conservation
David Hustead and Maureen Purcell
Each fall we gather to celebrate Alliance members and their work throughout the Blue River Watershed. We invite you to join us to gather to learn, be inspired and network. All are welcome at the Summit - whether you are new to urban conservation or a long-time Alliance partner.
Our mission is to proactively conserve, protect and restore natural lands and open space within the Kansas City region, benefiting the community and future generations by improving water quality, creating recreational opportunities, protecting life and property, and preserving our natural and cultural heritage. We do this by collaborating with a network of public and private organizations and agencies that share our goals, values and objectives; and through public outreach and education. We are on the ground, promoting and preserving vibrant, resilient rivers and stream corridors that protect from flooding and provide beautiful places to enjoy. Our greenways are revitalizing neighborhoods and connecting a regional trail network that benefits all of the residents of our region.