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LMRD 814, Friday, December 4, 2020
The Lower Mississippi River Dispatch
"Voice of the Mississippi River"

Register for 12/9 Event Here

Hi John,

Registration is now OPEN for "An Evening for the River: Postcards, Music, Art, Storytelling"!

Wednesday, December 9th, 2021 from 5:30 - 8 pm via Zoom Meeting. Click here for more info and registration.

This event is for anyone that cares about our nation's most iconic waterway, the Mississippi River! From the headwaters down to the Gulf of Mexico and across the country, we're coming together for an evening for the River. This event is happening in coordination with 1 Mississippi's Postcards for the River campaign. It will be an opportunity to finish your postcards while being inspired, entertained, and educated by a line-up of guest presenters as mighty as the River itself.

  • John Ruskey: Big River singer/songwriter, world-class paddler, owner/operator of Quapaw Canoe Company, cartographer, artist, general renaissance man.
  • Alayna Chuney: Mississippi River coordinator with the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators; attorney specializing in environmental justice issues and solutions, community advocate, and dedicated to getting more people of color into the environmental field.
  • Libby Reuter: Watershed Cairn artist who creates temporary site-specific, found-glass sculptures which are photographed and provide an opening for community discussion about freshwater; the watershed cairns have been set up in over 300 locations across the Mississippi-Missouri basin.
  • Mark River Peoples: chief guide with Quapaw Canoe Company on the Lower Mississippi; host of May The River Be With You podcast, outreach coordinator with1 Mississippi, storyteller extraordinaire, and author.
  • Mississippi River Network staff including Executive Director Kelly McGinnis, Policy Manager Maisah Khan, and Engagement Manager Michael Anderson.

We are all so looking forward to celebrating our beloved Mississippi River with you! Together, we are 1 Mississippi.

Register for 12/9 Event Here




Río Abajo Río: Carving Out the River Within

Watch BEAM Session #4
Río Abajo Río: Carving Out the River Within
Now on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/487024537?ref=em-share




May the River be With You by Mark River:
Podcast #8 Climate Change


Climate Change is affecting the flooding, ecology and commerce along the Mississippi River. Learn how it is changing everything from the migration of monarchs, (butterflies!) the hatching season of mayflies to the growth of invasive plants and the patterns of snow geese -- while also disrupting the flow of barges and their cargo along the waterway.


The Mississippi River Connects Us All
Mississippi River from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico (2300 miles long!) Printed on 80# watercolor paper.
11 x 19" poster -- $20 each
24 x 35" poster-- $25 each


The River (and the Atmosphere) Connect Us All:

Paddles Up to listeners "over the pond!"

Shout out to listener Tony Long, founder of the World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF) European Policy Office in Brussels, who said he is "listening to May the River Be With You podcasts while I stay locked down at home."

Another listener in Wales by the name of Phil, commented "you Chaps got it right!"

"I’m in the very far corner on the fence line, a few large sallow have leaned earthwards taking the fence down with them and so today I was sorting out the mess prior to tomorrow taking the chainsaw to them- they’re pink inside when cut- and listening to these podcasts. Just what I need - I’m fed up with a dissection of the US election, hearing about the virus and our dysfunctional UK governance and this is perfect - I’m going to revamp my podcasts as a result. The BBC and others try to talk about climate change and they don’t succeed, maybe it’s too big or complex, but you chaps get it just right."

(Phil, writing from the remotest outpost of northern Wales on the Llyn Peninsula)


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Rivergator Posters -- will be shipped within 24 hours via Priority Mail. 10 selections of the Mississippi from St. Louis to the Gulf of Mexico. 50% of proceeds shared with Lower Mississippi River Foundation. Go to Rivergator Map Shop for online orders.


Southern Louisiana, Mississippi Gulf Coast - 26 x 36"
Mississippi and Atchafalaya River, including Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Venice, Birdsfoot Delta, Atchafalaya River.
Printed on 70#waterproof Yupo paper. Can be rolled or folded. Useful for the river, beautiful framed on your wall! Price $25 each


Middle/Lower Mississippi River
St. Louis to the Gulf of Mexico 18 x 24" poster

Price $10 each


Mississippian Man (after DaVinci) 18 x 24
Price: Poster - $50; Watercolor Giclee - $250



St. Louis to Caruthersville 18 x 28" poster
Price $10 each


Vicksburg to New Orleans 18 x 24" poster
Price $10 each


Helena to Greenville 18 x 24" poster
Muddy Waters Wilderness
Price $10 each


Big Island Circumnavigation 18 x 24" poster
Biggest Island in between the coasts, created by the Mississippi, White and Arkansas rivers. Price $10 each

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The Lower Mississippi River Dispatch "Voice of the Lower Mississippi River" is published by the Quapaw Canoe Company. Photos and writing by John Ruskey, Mark River and others. Please write info@island63.com for re-publishing. Feel free to share with friends or family, but also credit appropriately. Go to www.island63.com and click on "Quapaw Dispatch" for viewing back issues of the LMRD.

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The Lower Mississippi River Dispatch

is brought to you courtesy of

The Quapaw Canoe Company

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Our Projects:

Rivergator: 1Million words describing the Lower Mississippi River, overseen by the LMRF:

www.rivergator.org

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Wild Miles: 71% of the Lower Miss is wild according to river rats. Will it stay that way?

www.wildmiles.org

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Our Friends:

Lower Mississippi River Foundation is dedicated to promoting stewardship of the Lower and Middle Mississippi River through deep engagement.

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1Mississippi River Citizen Program: River Citizens are people who want to clean up and protect America’s greatest River. Whether in armchairs or wading boots, River Citizens protect the River by speaking up on its behalf and caring for it in simple ways that make a big difference. Together, we can protect the River for future generations. Take the first step today and sign up for free as a River Citizen at www.1Mississippi.org. 1Mississippi, can the River count on you?"

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The Walter Anderson Museum of Art inspires discovery, imagination, and community-building on the Gulf Coast and beyond through programs, exhibitions, and outreach; and embodies Walter Anderson’s vision for societies in harmony with their environments. "Our mission is to empower lifelong curiosity and connection to the natural world through the art of Walter Anderson and kindred artists."

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LEAN: the Louisiana Environmental Action Network: Before LEAN was founded in 1986, polluters ran roughshod over Louisiana’s unique environment and way of life. Since then LEAN has fought to safeguard not just Louisiana’s scenic beauty, wildlife and culture but more importantly those underserved citizens that don’t have a voice. Help LEAN serve the needs of Louisiana's communities.

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The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics protects the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly. The Center accomplishes this mission by delivering cutting-edge education and research to millions of people every year. Enjoy your world. Leave No Trace.

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Coahoma Collective catalyzes arts-driven, community-inclusive revitalization in downtown Clarksdale

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Big Muddy Adventures: adventures on the Missouri, Mississippi, Meramec and Illinois -- covering the Grand Central Station of America's rivers from home base St. Louis.