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Lower Mississippi River Dispatch No 434
Old Man Turtle Returns Home
Friday, Oct 20, 2017 ~ Helena, Clarksdale ~



(Re-sending with a couple of additions and corrections!)

This past weekend we shared the river
with a group of Memphis youth*




They discovered a turtle...



There is no better way to learn about their river...



than to see it up close...



...and to feel its creatures...



All creatures great and small have a place in our world...



Old man turtle was patient for a while...



But then it was time to return home...



back to the river...



and for us to follow the river...



back to our home...



Real time learning about our the river in relation to our homes...



and the homes of others...



on the great river...

*Carpenter Art Garden: community based youth program focused on making a better world through Art and Gardening.
You can help support this incredible program by going to website: carpenterartgarden.com




Quapaw Canoe Company: Custom-guided wilderness expeditions on the biggest and wildest river in North America, the Lower Mississippi River. Adventures made in our hand-crafted cypress strip voyageur canoes. Now with outposts in Memphis, Vicksburg, Helena and Natchez. Home base: Clarksdale, Mississippi.

PS: Turtle (or Gator)is looking for a Memphis home!

Looking for Memphis Sponsors of the next Rivergator Map Poster:
See below artwork. Covering the Memphis stretch of the Mississippi River from Ohio River to Arkansas River with Memphis in the middle of it all.

Contact john@island63.com if interested in getting your name (or logo) on the newest watercolor map-poster!




Memphis: Gator? Or Turtle? (Rough Draft Below)



Some Mississippi River Radio Spots of Note:

WHYY’s the Pulse:
Series of stories about the Mississippi River:

PS: last Spring we hosted NPR's Melissa Block
for a segment of Our Land:
Paddle the Mississippi not Fear it: