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LMRD 663, Monday, May 21, 2018

2,000 Years of Canoe Carving

Lower Mississippi River Dispatch

"Voice of the Lower Mississippi River"

Published by the Quapaw Canoe Company since 1998

Celebrating our 20th Anniversary Year!

June Canoe Celebration

This June we are celebrating our 20th Anniversary Year 1998-2018 with an extravaganza of Summer offerings including 1) River Trips for Kids, and 2) a Summer Beach Specials (for Coahoma and Phillips County residents), and 3) River Trip for Teachers (free thanks to the LMRF!), and 4) a week-long Artist’s Retreat, to be held on a remote river island. See below for the complete schedule, or go to the Quapaw Canoe Company calendar at

2,000 Years of Canoe Carving

MPB Conversations — the Quapaw Canoe Company story

The Quapaw Canoe Company story goes back several thousand years... Learn more on *MPB’s "Conversations" -- hosted by the illustrious Marshall Ramsey. You can see the program online here:

*MPB Airdates:

Sun, May 20, 2018 -- 5:30 PM

Thurs May 24, 2018 -- 10:00 PM

Sun, May 27, 2018 -- 11:30 AM

*MPB = Mississippi Public Broadcasting

Summer Beach Special

from Clarksdale

Mon June 4 - Friday June 8th

Summer Beach Special - Clarksdale:

In celebration of the Quapaw Canoe Company 20th Anniversary!

$50/person includes everything you need for the river. Pack your own snacks, lunch, water bottles, sun protection and swim gear. Meet at 9am at Clarksdale Base, 289 Sunflower Avenue. Back by 2pm. 6 min to make trip, 10 maximum per canoe. If more than 10 we'll add on more canoes.

To reserve your place call or email Quapaw Canoe Company:

Daytrip for Teachers

from Helena

Sat, June 2nd



Join us for a short trip to Buck Island to learn about the Lower Mississippi River Foundation's work and how we can connect your students to the Mississippi River!


8am- 2pm

Meet at 107 Perry St Helena, AR

For more information or to register contact Shannon McMulkin 870-753-8954 or

“Wilderness Within”

Watercolors by John Ruskey

Mississippi River State Park

Wilderness Within at the Mississippi River State Park

Watercolors by John Ruskey

June - November, 2018

Opening Reception:
June 21st from 6:30pm-8:00pm
Everyone Welcome!

For more information, contact:

Kristina Root-Carranza, Park Superintendent

Mississippi River State Park


Mississippi River State Park exists to provide quality access to the St. Francis National Forest and to inspire personal connections with the River, Delta, and Ridge.

2,000 Years of Canoe Carving

Quapaw Canoe Company connects to 2,000 years of canoe building. The canoe-building tradition stretches back thousands of years on every continent of the world except Antarctica.

Learn more on MPB's "Conversations" -- hosted by the illustrious Marshall Ramsey. You can see online here: MPB = Mississippi Public Broadcasting.