Adventurers sought for free day on the river

“We need more little people to apply for this great day on the river,” said Freinds of Pool 9 President Bruce ReVoir. There are still openings for kids to have a day of adventure and learning from professionals during the Mississippi River Adventure Day (MRAD) sponsored by Friends of Pool 9. The day of the event is July 15 and all costs for the day are paid by Friends of Pool 9. Kids (ages 5-13) and parents will meet at the Lansing baseball diamond at 8 a.m. for check-in and instructions. They will board one of the Mississippi Explorer vessels and be transported to the beach area north of Lansing. Planned activities (based on age level) include visiting an eagle nest site, pollywogging for clams, collecting river invertebrates, seining for fish, canoeing and searching for buried treasures (these last two are planned for the 9-13 age group only).  Professionals from area agencies will be leading the activities. Lunch will be provided for all kids and parents at the beach. Life jackets are required and provided by Friends of Pool 9. The boats return to the Libbey Mississippi Explorer dock at 2:45 p.m.
The deadline for registering is July 1. Forms will be found at the Friends website, found at friendsofpool9.org. Click on the Events section and a drop-down box with MRAD appears. Click and complete the application online.  
Pictured above, enthusiastic children search for and retrieve clams during a past Friends of Pool 9 MRAD event on the Mississippi River. Submitted photo.

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