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~~~ LMRD 725 ~~~ May 15, 2019 ~~~
Lower Mississippi River Dispatch
~Voice of the Lower Mississippi River~

Canoe Canopy Tour with 3rd Graders

Recently we partnered with the Lower Mississippi River Foundation in a daytrip for the Palestine-Wheatley 3rd graders. It was a landmark of sorts: we've guided 1,000s of youth and adults on the Mississippi River over the decades, but I believe this was the first-ever daytrip in our 21-year history for a Lower Mississippi Valley public school!

Are you itching?
to get out on the river? Three offerings coming up this weekend! On Fri, May 17 and Sat, May 18
, Magnolia-Mulberry Full Moon - Mississippi River, 3pm - 10pm. Sunday, May 19 is a Canoe-Canopy tour with the LMRF Community Half-Daytrip - Mississippi River, 1-5pm from Helena, AR. See below for more information. 6 minimum needed to make any of these trips.

Photo by Rory Doyle for Mississippi Magazine: A Generation of River Stewards

In the News:
The Quapaw Canoe Company was featured in several recent news stories:

1) Mississippi Magazine:
A Generation of River Stewards
(Online subscription, or pick up most recent issue at bookstore or grocery store)

2) Atlanta Magazine:

The River Wild: Paddling through a lesser-known side of the mighty Mississippi

3) The Vicksburg Post:

Institute provides journalists a unique experience on the Mississippi

Quapaw Canoe Company
Two New Offerings for Summer 2019 -- and beyond!

Two new offerings on the Quapaw Canoe Company website: Quapaw Vicksburg and the Mississippi River Outdoors School!

Layne Logue, the heart & soul of Quapaw Vicksburg

Layne Logue: Quapaw Canoe Company Vicksburg Outpost

Leon Pantenburg: Big River Wild Adventures

Quapaw Canoe Company
May 2019

Fri, May 17
Magnolia-Mulberry Full Moon - Mississippi River
3pm - 10pm

Sat, May 18
Magnolia-Mulberry Full Moon - Mississippi River
3pm - 10pm

Sun, May 19

Community Half-Daytrip - Mississippi River
1pm - 5pm from Helena, AR

June 2019

June 3rd-7th
LMRF Summer Camp
for Mississippi and Arkansas youth!

June 15
Buck Island Adventure
Experience the East Arkansas Mississippi River Canoe Float
9am-5pm from Helena, Ar.
In partnership with the Mississippi River State Park


Sunday, May 19, 2019

1 - 5 PM

Meet at 107 Perry Street in Helena, AR

This will be a will be a community paddle through the flooded forests of the flooding Mississippi River from Helena, Arkansas!

Call 870-228-2421 or email to register

Our Dream for Quapaw Canoe Company in 2019:

"To share the raw, wild, power & beauty of the big river
with patience, balance and compassion
for our clients
for the river
for all its creatures
and for our mother earth"


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