Whenever someone asks what I do for work, I usually mention that part of my job entails a fair amount of “river time,” which often elicits comments like – “you get paid to float? How lucky are you?”
I suppose the natural response is to downplay it, but I do realize how fortunate I am to be able to see our local streams up-close, as well as the hard work it takes to keep our Ozarks waters clear and clean.
Recently the James River Basin Partnership and 37 North Expeditions came together to offer a series of seven floats on the James River in 2021, from “Lake (Springfield) to Lake (Table Rock).”
Attendees will get to experience the James in a similar way we do, with 37 North handling all the logistics, and JRBP providing subject matter experts to talk about everything from the skill of “reading a river” to a history of float trips in the Ozarks.