Thad Huenemann of Nebraska Game and Parks steers his boat down the Missouri River with Nebraska City, Neb., in the background. The economic interests of cities and businesses along the river are often at odds with the ecological interests of endangered species.
The volunteer crew members pulled on their life jackets and climbed into a flat-bottomed aluminum boat at a ramp near Nebraska City, Neb. They came out early on a cold, gray April morning hoping to catch an endangered pallid sturgeon.
Mark Norwine is joined by his son, Eric Norwine for part of his walk across Missouri. “It is my chance to say ‘thank you’ and do my part in helping him get his message out there,” Eric, a filmmaker in Los Angeles said.
One St. Louis man is walking from Kansas City to St. Louis. He’s walking to share his story about a lifetime struggle with mental illness. His walk aims to raise awareness and funds for more mental health support in rural communities.