Mississippi River Paddle shows off area rivers

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.