UPDATED Recreational Kayak & Canoe Clinic!

by OMP Admin on May 20, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-06-29 at 4.42.25 PMIf 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 like to work up to taking our Spring Whitewater Clinic.

The clinic is taking place on July 18th at the Southwood Access on Lake Springfield. It’s open to anyone who is 12 years or older in good physical condition, with basic swimming skills and no excessive fear of being in or around water.

  • American Canoe Association certified instructors and volunteer assistant/safety persons are teaching this clinic.
  • They will be donating their time, vehicles, and effort.
  • The size of the clinic is limited and will be filled first come, first serve.
  • If you do not have your own equipment, 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.
  • Bring your own lunch and drinks for the day. No pets. No alcoholic beverages on the river.

CLICK HERE to download your application!  You will need to print this, fill it out, and send it back to the address stated on the instructions.

Upon acceptance into the clinic, you will receive a letter with directions and additional information. If you have any questions, please contact Marty Zerr at 417-818-8981 or email secretary@ozarkmtnpaddlers.org.

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Win a New Dagger Katana!

by OMP Admin on February 11, 2015

Screen Shot 2014-03-06 at 10.25.23 PMThis year, we are raffling off a brand new Dagger Katana crossover kayak (suitable for recreational and whitewater kayaking)!  Tickets are on sale NOW to win this boat and here is how it works:

  • $1 = 1 TICKET
  • $10 = 12 TICKETS
  • $20 = 25 TICKETS
  • $40 = 50 TICKETS
  • $100 = 125 TICKETS!
This is our grand prize but we also have lots of awesome runner-up prizes to hand out so make sure you’re grabbing some tickets even if you’re not an OMP member.  All proceeds go to fund one awesome club and helps to save our waterways.  I (Jason Haskin) will have tickets on me at all times from now until our Whitewater Clinic.  If you’re interested, show up anywhere the boat will be, such as OMP’s monthly meeting at the nature center, roll classes at the Good Samaritan boys Ranch, or any other OMP event.

A big thank you to the Ozark Mountain Trading Co. for donating this boat, for more info and specs on this boat please visit www.dagger.comTHE RAFFLE DRAWING FOR THIS BOAT WILL BE ON OUR JULY MONTHLY MEMBERS MEETING ON THURSDAY, JULY 9TH!

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3rd Quarter Calendar!

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 more »

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Monthly Float on the Current River!

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Float for Independence!

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1st Annual LRFD Fire Safety Day Camp!

June 2, 2015

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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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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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2nd Quarter Calendar of Events!

March 24, 2015

**NOTE:  These events are subject to change and update at any given time.  Please check the website for all the latest and greatest on these updates or contact any of our board members for further information!** APRIL MEMBERS MEETING – Apr. 9th (THURSDAY) • 7:00pm • Springfield Nature Center APRIL FLOAT (FIELD TRIP)- Apr. 11th more »

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