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A Paddle on the Wild Lower Mississippi River

It’s just after noon, the sun is high and hot, and I’m standing at the end of a boat ramp at St. Francisville, Louisiana wearing rubber boots and a cotton hat, a black waterproof shirt, and black waterproof pants. In a few minutes, I’ll be stepping into Grasshopper, a 30-foot voyageur-style canoe built for the mighty waters of […]

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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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