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Paddling on the Lower Mississippi

Before I step into Grasshopper, a 30-foot voyageur-style canoe, I regard the big river I am about to navigate with six other paddlers. Lyrics from a song by bluesman Big Bill Broonzy echo in my head: “Mississippi River, it’s so long, deep and wide.” I’ve canoed and camped along the Upper Mississippi many times, hiked […]

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Paddling Outfitters along the Mississippi River

The Mississippi River has much to offer paddlers. Here’s a list of outfitters who can help you get on the river.

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Walking for Water

When did you last think about what your life would be like without easy access to clean water? What are you willing do to for clean water? For Sharon Day and a dedicated group of Anishaabe women, the answer is that they are willing to walk—to walk a lot—to endure the physical and financial hardships […]

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