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Lower Mississippi River Dispatch No. 362
Kid's Common

Thursday Sept 22, 2016, Clarksdale, MS, Helena, AR

Covering the Middle and Lower Mississippi Rivers from St. Louis to Memphis to New Orleans. Fall Equinox Issue. In honor of the International Day of Peace (yesterday, Wed Sept 21st).

KID'S COMMON: See below photo essay from recent trips and activities...

What do all these Kids have in Common?

Answer: The Rivers of North America!

The Lower Mississippi River Dispatch

is brought to you courtesy of

The Lower Mississippi River Foundation

Thanks to the teachers and students of Jackson Academy, St. Elizabeth's, Carpenter Arts Garden, Spring Initiative, Sherrod Elementary, Camp R.O.C.K., Griot Arts and Presbytarian Day School. Photos by John Ruskey. If you share, please be fair -- and give proper credit.

Water Not Oil: We agree with the Standing Rock Sioux: water is more valuable than oil. Our kids need fresh water more than they need new sources of oil. Please don't pollute our precious waters with more pipeline crossings!

Our Projects:
we are dedicated to the long-term health of the people and waters of the Lower Mississippi River through deep engangement and balance.

Rivergator: 1 million words describing the Lower Mississippi River:

Wild Miles: 71% of the Lower Miss is wild according to river rats. Will it stay that way? Only with your care and protection.

Our Friends: include supporting businesses along the Mississippi River such as:

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

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