3rd Quarter Calendar!

by OMP Admin on June 29, 2015

***NOTE: These dates, times, and events are subject to change at any given time.  Please check this website for updates and further detailed posts.***

  • DNA (Drury Neighborhood Alliance) FLOAT! – July 8th (WEDNESDAY) • Meet at 8:00am @ Boyd Elementary  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Come spend the day on the river with • Contact Brian Shipman at 417.880.2855 -or- bshipman@drury.edu.
  • OMP RECREATIONAL PADDLING CLINIC – July 18th (SATURDAY) • ALL DAY EVENT! • James River/Springfield Lake, Put-in at Southwood Access • Come learn the essentials of paddling recreational kayaks or canoes with us at the Southwood Access 9am – 2pm • $30 for clinic -or- $5 if you are already an OMP member! • Contact: Marty Zerr at secretary@ozarkmtnpaddlers.org -or- 417.818.8981 -OR- Jason Haskin at president@ozarkmtnpaddlers.org -or- 417.379.2220 for more info. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION
  • JULY MONTHLY FLOAT – July 11-12 (SATURDAY & SUNDAY) • Current River (Section TBA) • Contact Tom Smith at 417.773.0688.
  • AUGUST MONTHLY FLOAT – Aug. 15th (SATURDAY) – River TBA • Contact Tom Smith at 417.773.0688.
  • SEPTEMBER MEMBERS MEETING – Sept. 13th (THURSDAY) • 7:00pm • Springfield Nature CenterBE SURE TO BRING YOUR OUTDOOR & PADDLING PICS FOR OUR PHOTO CONTEST AT THIS MEETING, WE WILL BE SELECTING ALL 12 SO BRING AS MANY AS YOU WANT! THE WINNING PICTURES WILL BE FEATURED IN OUR UPCOMING OMP 2016 CALENDAR!
  • SEPTEMBER MONTHLY FLOAT – Sept. 19th (SATURDAY) – River TBA • Contact Tom Smith at 417.773.0688.
  • SOUTHWEST CENTER FOR INDEPENDENCE LIVING DAY AT THE LAKE – Sept. 2oth (SUNDAY) – 9:00am – 1:00pm • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! • All volunteers and participant must pre-register!  To pre-register, please contact Lacee Thompson at 417.886.1188 • To volunteer for safety, please contact Jason Haskin at 417.379.2220.
  • LAST DAY OF 2015 MEMBERSHIPS!!! - Sept. 30 (WEDNESDAY) • Memberships will be due on October 1st.  Please download, print, fill out, and return an application with payment to:
    Ozark Mtn Paddlers
    P.O. Box 1581
    Springfield, MO 65801
  • CLICK HERE to download an OMP Application!

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And the winner is… (drumroll)

by OMP Admin on July 10, 2015

IMG_4172 copyCONGRATULATIONS to Samantha Turner! She is the proud winner of the new Dagger Katana that we raffled off tonight at our members meeting. Also, an extra special thank you again to the Ozark Mountain Trading Company for the boat donation!

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Monthly Float on the Current River!

June 20, 2015

We are planning a float on the Current River (Akers to Pulltite = 9 miles) on Saturday the 27th. We will be camping at Pulltite but for those not camping, please meet at pulltite camp ground to run shuttle at 10:30am to go upstream to Akers Ferry.  For those that are interested, please contact Craig more »

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Float for Independence!

June 13, 2015

The Float for Independence is happening Sunday, June 28th on the Niangua River! You won’t want to miss this one! Get out your squirt guns and get ready for some fun in the sun with the “kids”!   What a blessing it is to be involved in this very special float trip for some very special more »

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1st Annual LRFD Fire Safety Day Camp!

June 2, 2015

OMP is looking for 4 or 5 volunteers to help out on Wednesday June 10th, 2-4 pm. We are going to host  safety classes (with a maximum of 5 classes of 6 children) for children ages 7-11 on the basics of proper outfitting, the importance of life jackets, canoe and kayak basic skills, and overall more »

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JRBP River Rescue!

June 2, 2015

Saturday, June 6th, starting at 8:00am on the James River (Tailwaters Access to Summers) – We are looking for several safety boaters who are able to help and aren’t afraid to get muddy.  The more volunteers we can provide, the better job we’ll do cleaning the river.  CLICK HERE for all of the put-in & more »

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UPDATED Recreational Kayak & Canoe Clinic!

May 20, 2015

If you want to learn the basics of canoeing or kayaking: strokes, boat control, safety and trip planning, then this is the clinic for you! This class is geared toward the beginner who wants to learn how to have a fun, safe day on the river. It is also great for the beginner who would more »

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Float on the Current River!

April 24, 2015

This coming monthly float for May will be hosted by Rick Morrison on the Current River (Round Spring to Two Rivers – 17 miles) on May 16-17th (SATURDAY – SUNDAY).  This will be a OVERNIGHT FLOAT so be sure to bring your camping gear with you. If you are interested in joining us -or- need more »

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Siloam Springs Park-n-Play!

April 8, 2015

If Fisher Ford IS your cup of tea, then come join us on April 11th (Saturday) for our planned monthly float at the Siloam Springs Kayak/Whitewater Park aka Fisher Ford. This will be an all day event, that park is equipped with port-a-john toilets, changing areas, and wheel-chair accessible sidewalks. CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS. If more »

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Jacks Fork Float on Saturday!

April 8, 2015

If the trip to Fisher’s Ford isn’t your forte, there is another option on April 11th (Saturday).  Craig Hesington and friends are panning a float on the Jacks Fork (Bay Creek to Alley Spring – 5.8 miles).  This river will get closed down by the National Park Service for your safety if the water is more »

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