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Tonight on BBC 2 at 9pm in England -- all ye river rats, pirates and armchair adventurers in the British Isles -- the last in the series -- Earth’s Great Rivers: the Mississippi.

"Paddle America’s greatest river from the comfort of your armchair without getting wet, eaten by alligators or even having to wear a life jacket" (As described by photographer - cameraman, Chris Vile).

BBC EARTH'S GREAT RIVERS: Mississippi, Amazon, Nile

***North America: GREAT RIVERS will be released in June 2019 via PBS***


A Prayer For Our Earth

All-powerful God,

you are present in the whole universe
and in the smallest of your creatures.

You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love,

that we may protect life and beauty.

Fill us with peace, that we may live
as brothers and sisters, harming no one.

O God of the poor,
help us to rescue the abandoned
and forgotten of this earth,
so precious in your eyes.

Bring healing to our lives,
that we may protect the world and not prey on it,

that we may sow beauty,

not pollution and destruction.

Touch the hearts
of those who look only for gain
at the expense of the poor and the earth.

Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
to be filled with awe and contemplation,

to recognize that we are profoundly united
with every creature

as we journey towards your infinite light.

We thank you for being with us each day.

Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle

for justice, love and peace.

(Pope Francis, 2015, Laudato Si)


Quapaw Canoe Company: 1998 - 2018

Celebrating 20 years of expert guiding & outfitting in the wild places on the Lower Mississippi River with youth groups, canoe carving, voyageur canoe construction, church groups, families, team-building, full moon trips, artist retreats, Mark River Blog, bird watching, animal tracking, long distance expeditions, bear dance, cleanups, naturalist activities, yoga retreats, conservation, 1Mississippi River Citizen Program, documentation, exploration, and much, much more. Custom Guiding: call us, email us, and we'll put it together. We are dedicated to sharing and protecting the Wild Places on the Big River through human-powered craft.