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Keith Plunkett: Lucy’s Revenge

Lucy's Revenge is a project in memory of Lucy Plunkett to raise funds for Alzheimer's research and support services while showcasing Mississippi's waterways. All donations go directly to the Mississippi Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. 25% of Quapaw’s guiding & outfitting fee donated. Go to http://www.lucysrevenge.com/

February 26-27: Lucy’s Revenge on the Sunflower River

Overnight on the Sunflower River with Keith Plunkett guided by John Ruskey. Sponsored & hosted by the Friends of the Sunflower River. Have fun and support a good cause! Contact john@island63.com for details.

Route: Eagles Nest, Backdoor Blues Tour, Hopson, Roundaway. 25-30 miles on the strange & wonderful Sunflower River!

Meet: 9am Saturday, Feb 26th, Quapaw Canoe Company in downtown Clarksdale. Camp One night. Park your car & shuttle. Bring your own equipment or Quapaw can provide.

March 26-27: Lucy’s Revenge on the Mississippi River

Overnight on the Mighty Mississippi River with Keith Plunkett guided by John Ruskey & Quapaw Canoe Company. Have fun and support a good cause! Contact john@island63.com for details.

Route: Rosedale to Greenville. 100+ miles on powerful pulsating Mississippi River!

Upcoming for Spring 2011:

February 26-27: Lucy’s Revenge

Overnight on the Sunflower River with Keith Plunkett. Lucy's Revenge is a project in memory of Lucy Plunkett to raise funds for Alzheimer's research and support services while showcasing Mississippi's waterways. All donations go directly to the Mississippi Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Sponsored & hosted by the Friends of the Sunflower River. Do you want to join in on this overnight adventure & help support this worthy cause? Contact john@island63.com for details.

TBA: Hushpuckena Expedition

Expedition down the strange Sunflower River tributary. The Hushpuckena was historically formed by the overflowing of De Soto Lake. Today it drains everything between the Mississippi River levee and the Sunflower River from Farrell to Shelby. Born of springs & runoff around Rena Lara, the Hushpuckena meanders under Hwy 1 downstream south through Walnut Grove, Alligator (via Annis Brake Bayou), Duncan, and then cuts East at Hushpuckena under Hwy 61 to join the Sunflower River in the wilds between Shelby & Parchman. The head of navigation of the Sunflower River was considered to be at this confluence, downstream of which the Sunflower becomes the “Big Sunflower.”

March 5-6: Leave No Trace

Valuable training for Friends of the Sunflower River! Leave No Trace is for individuals who love the land. The trainer course introduces the ideas and principles of Leave No Trace and the teaches the importance of taking a personal role in preserving the outdoor experience for future generations. Learn the Seven Leave No Trace Principles and teach them to others. www.LNT.org

TBA: Exhibition of Paintings - Robin Whitfield

Legendary Mississippi painter Robin Whitfield explores the waterways of the Delta & Hill Country and paints from the cockpit of her kayak. Exhibition opening TBA. Artist’s Retreat TBA.

April 14-17: Juke Joint Festival

Quapaw Canoe Company will be offering two canoeing & kayaking activities during the long weekend of Juke Joint Festival: 1) Paddling on the Sunflower River and 2) Canoe-Carving Workshop. Both will take place all day 9-4pm every day Thursday April 14 – Sunday April 17. Location: Street level 3rd & Sunflower in downtown Clarksdale.

All Year: 1Mississippi River Citizen Campaign!

We have become the headquarters for the Southern Region 1Mississippi Campaign. You already are a River Citizen if you are reading this! Sign up with John Ruskey, or go to www.1Mississippi.net and do it online. See exhibit at Quapaw Canoe Company.

TBA: Plant-a-Wish

Quapaw Canoe Company will host Plant-a-Wish in Mississippi and Arkansas as they make their 50 state journey. Plant-a-Wish “connects with people in all 50 states at tree planting events we organize and coordinate with local community organizations. We ask them to consider what they want most in life, and write their wishes down on scraps of paper. Together we plant all of our wishes under a tree that becomes a symbol of their hopes and dreams.

The tree becomes a special, historic living legacy for the community to look to for years to come to.” Go to www.plantawish.org for more information.

Please Remember -- 20% off any rentals of canoes, kayaks or SUPs for Friends of the Sunflower River in current good standing!!!