Blue River Documentary

The Blue River flows from Overland Park where the Wolf Creek meets Coffee creek to its confluence with the Missouri River through more than 40 miles of suburban, agricultural land, urban communities, industrial areas, Brownfields, wetlands, and forest. The river is a regional asset with great potential, but it is currently underused. According to a 2012 Mid-America Regional Council (regional planning agency) water quality survey, only nine percent of area residents know that they live in a watershed. People do not typically see the Blue River as a destination for respite and recreation. Once people know about this beautiful free place to play they will start to consider how to care for it.

The Blue River Documentary Film features oral histories and the ecological and cultural history of the river. In conjunction with the Renew the Blue campaign, we aspire to bring attention to the river, its needs, and the many organizations working to improve it. Together we will promote positive outdoor experiences, remind people of the river’s proud past and inspire them about its future, and promote sustainable development.

Local renowned filmmaker, Michael Price, English Landing Films, has captured the beauty and the challenges of the river in all seasons. He is best know for his films seen on KCPT Evicted and A City Divided.


Watch the Blue River documentary on KCPT, KCPT2, or contact us about hosting a screening: 

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     Jill Erickson, Ambassador

     Blue River Urban Waters Federal Partnership

     Phone: 816-759-7503, ext. 1148


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