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LMRD 719, April 18, 2019
Lower Mississippi River Dispatch
~Voice of the Lower Mississippi River~

1) Water, Water Party

Due to oncoming severe thunderstorms, the Water, Water Party for 50 Regional Artists has been extended to 2 nights. If you want music (Emily Sholes) and want to miss the rain, come Friday night 6-8pm! At the Walter Anderson Museum in Ocean Springs, MS. See attached flyers for more details.

Capt. Mark River leading Canoe Canopy tour near Arkansas River Confluence -- through the woods where birds are normally flying!

2) Canoe-Canopy Tours

This weekend in celebration of Earth Day 2019 we will be offering a series of Canoe-Canopy Tours -- paddling through the flooded forests in places that birds are normally flying! Special experience for birders and any naturalists -- and open to anyone interested. Witness the spring songbird migration from the safety of a 29-foot voyageur style canoe. Daytrips: 10am to 3pm, meet at Quapaw Clarksdale. Take your choice: Sat April 20, Sunday, April 21st or EARTH DAY, Mon April 22nd. Sunflower River guided trip $50/each. Mississippi River guided trip $100 each. Both rivers are flooding, but both are safe for canoe canopy tours! Beautiful and meaningful way to celebrate Earth Day weekend. Contact Mark River 662-902-1885 <>, or Tanner Aljets 618-520-9749 <> for reservations and schedule.

The Walter Anderson Museum of Art

WAMA MISSION: "to empower lifelong curiosity and connection to the natural world through the art of Walter Anderson and kindred artists."



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