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LMRD 754, Monday, December 16, 2019
The Lower Mississippi River Dispatch
"Voice of the Mississippi River"


Ursa Major in Apollo Temple, Dec 2019 watercolor, John Ruskey

In this issue:



1) May the River be With You podcast Episode #5, River Music, featuring artists Lucious Spiller and Meghan Maike, tune in on Stitcher -- Or on Apple Podcasts

2) The River Connects Us All: You can order any of our Rivergator Posters -- and they 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 to order.



May the River be With You:
Episode #5 "River Music," featuring artists
Lucious Spiller and Meghan Maike!
Tune in
on Stitcher -- Or on Apple Podcasts


Jump on board the big muddy with your guide Mark "River" Peoples and feel the powerful, storied currents of the Mighty Mississippi River pull at your feet and open your imagination. "May The River Be With You" focuses on how the largest river in North America influences and impacts our culture, from arts and education to ecology and commerce. In each episode, we discuss how the river affects us all in unexpected ways while also featuring music, poetry, tales and myths inspired by the river itself.



Podcast presented by the Quapaw Canoe Company with support from 1Mississippi, the Coahoma Collective and the Mississippi River Network.

Co-hosted by Mark River Peoples and Charles Coleman. Produced by Coop Cooper. Artwork, music, and narratives by Johnnie “Driftwood” Ruskey.

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Podcast made possible by 1Mississippi:



Mark River is Chief Guide and Youth Leader for the Quapaw Canoe Company. He is also the Southern Coordinator of 1 Mississippi's River Citizen Program.

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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


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


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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Emma, Delphinus, Aquila, Lyra, Milky Way, Dec 2019 watercolor, John Ruskey

Upcoming LMRD issues will feature a retreat in the Grand Canyon, and Voyageur Canoe Camp (Concordia Language Villages -- an immersion program at Mississippi River headwaters in the tradition of the French Fur trade in big canoes!). Also, coming in the New Year, our annual "Dreams Issue" concerning Mother Earth and our beloved Lower Mississippi River!



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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.