Changing Planet

Painting Her Way Down the Missouri and Mississippi

In July, six paddlers set off to follow the water for 3,500 miles. The group began their adventure at Triple Divide Peak in Glacier National Park, following snowmelt, small creeks and cold water springs to the Missouri River. From the Missouri, they will continue to the Mississippi and then on to the Gulf of Mexico.

Paddling these waters every single day, our On the River adventurers feel a deep connection to these water systems and an added sense of urgency to protect them. Their mission is to raise awareness for river conservation, connecting with schools and collecting water samples for the ASC Microplastics Project along the way.

Paddler, educator and artist Sara Dykman has brought along her watercolors to capture her experience in brushstrokes.


 

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Gregg Treinish founded Adventure Scientists in 2011 with a strong passion for both scientific discovery and exploration.

National Geographic named Gregg Adventurer of the Year in 2008 when he and a friend completed a 7,800-mile trek along the spine of the Andes Mountain Range. He was included on the Christian Science Monitor’s 30 under 30 list in 2012, and the following year became a National Geographic Emerging Explorer for his work with Adventure Scientists. In 2013, he was named a Backpacker Magazine “hero”, in 2015, a Draper Richards Kaplan Entrepreneur and one of Men’s Journal’s “50 Most Adventurous Men.” In 2017, he was named an Ashoka Fellow.

Gregg holds a biology degree from Montana State University and a sociology degree from CU-Boulder. He thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2004.

  • Garrett P.

    I’ve been following this trip since they got started. I highly recommend checking out their “Take 5 on the River” video’s that are on youtube, as well. If anyone is interested, their website is http://www.ontheirver.org

  • Garrett P.

    I’ve been following this trip since they got started. I highly recommend checking out their “Take 5 on the River” video’s that are on youtube, as well. If anyone is interested, their website is http://www.ontheirver.org

  • Garrett P.
  • Garrett P.

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