Mississippi River Paddle shows off area rivers

Published On: Aug 03 2013 06:40:06 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 04 2013 01:04:02 PM CDT

Outdoor enthusiasts spent the day exploring the Mississippi and Black River Channels.

Guides from the River Alliance took about 30 people through the braided channels hoping to catch a glimpse of the sights and sounds on the river.

The tour included a sand bar lunch and a history lesson about the river. Attendees also learned about some of the present day issues and management activities. 

The River Alliance hopes the tours give people a better understanding of the significance to the area.