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Monday, June 11, 2012

Bringing People to the River

Hand made voyageur class canoe (built by Joseph Ringling.)
As most of you know I work for a non-profit that does clean water education, restoration, research and recreation.  Each year we have a clean water education and recreation program called the Race for the Rivers.  It will be at Frontier Park in St Charles, MO on August 25.  The purpose of this event is to raise awareness of our great river resources and to raise money for planting trees and cleaning streams.  This year we are working to bring voyageur class canoes to the festival to give participants free rides on the Missouri River.  It will be an opportunity for an up close and personal view of the river and to create a better understanding of our need to protect and conserve these natural resources. 

Unfortunately, given the economic condition at the moment, we are having some difficulty raising the funds to provide free canoe rides for up to 2000 people.  We have launched an fundraising campaign called "Bringing People to the River".    I am hoping that you will be able to assist.  Even if you can't toss a few dollars towards the project, you can share the link and spread the word about the project.  The more people who see it, the greater the possibility that we will reach our goal before our deadline in just under 2 weeks. 

Any help you can provide either through donating, linking or sharing the news will be greatly appreciated.  Thank you very much. 

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