Iowa Rivers Revival Invites You to Rivers Rock! September 11

August 11, 2010 by  
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Jon Stravers and Big Blue Sky will provide the entertainment at Rivers Rock! September 11 at Greene, Iowa. Photo: Courtesy Iowa Rivers Revival

“People protect what they love.” ~ Jacques Yves Cousteau

Whether you’re a paddler, a lover of rivers, or someone who wants to find out what all the fuss is about, Iowa Rivers Revival invites you to fall in love with Iowa’s rivers at Rivers Rock! Float and Music Fest on Saturday, September 11.

Festivities will begin at 11 a.m. with a paddle trip down the North Raccoon River at Henderson Park Access (on Hwy 4 south of Jefferson) and end at Squirrel Hollow Access (west of Rippey). This is an 8-mile float, expected to last about 4 hours. Bring your own canoe or kayak, paddles, life jacket, and gear or rent what you need from the Jefferson Area Chamber of Commerce (call 515.386.2155 to make reservations). There is no charge to participate in the float.

If you plan to participate, please call 515.277.1763 or email rbfortney@midamerican.com prior to 9/11/10 to let IRR know. Once registered, you will be notified if plans change due to a high river level or weather concerns.

A car shuttle begins at 11 a.m. at the Henderson Park Access.

Be sure to bring your own water, rain jacket, lunch/snacks, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and anything else you may need to be comfortable on the river.

Iowa Rivers Revival’s Board of Directors reminds participants, Canoeing & kayaking are potentially life threatening sports. Participants on trips promoted by Iowa Rivers Revival will accept responsibility & liability for their own preparedness & safety.

After a leisurely day of floating down the river, get ready for an evening of fun! Join fellow river enthusiasts for dinner and music at the Big White Barn – Farmhouse Life, 2244 U Avenue Rippey IA 50235. Reserve a catered meal or bring your own picnic. Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket for your meal and the music that follows.

After dinner, settle down under the stars for live river music by Jon Stravers and Big Blue Sky, from 7 to 9 p.m. This promises to be a memorable event. We’d love to see you there!

Iowa Rivers Revival is the statewide river advocacy group committed to protecting one of our most precious natural resources – our rivers and streams. IRR is working to engage individuals, organizations, communities and our government leaders in river awareness, responsibility and enjoyment in an effort to improve and enhance the condition of Iowa’s waterways – ensuring a quality, safe and lasting resource for future generations.

Joe Hennager

Board of Directors

Iowa Rivers Revival

Blue Planet Green Living (Home Page)

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