THE FLOAT YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS!
It’s the Maez Hesington Madhouse Float! The campsite will be on private land for OMP and all attendees. We will be going down Friday to Flat Creek near Stubblefield Access to set up and possibly do a pre-float. SATURDAY’S meet up will be at the Braums in Aurora (next to Wal-Mart Supercenter on State Hwy 39 just off of US Hwy 60) at 8:30 A.M. and the same for SUNDAY. If interested, contact:
Phil Maez at 417-732-8859 or firstname.lastname@example.org -OR-
Craig Hesington at 417-693-1618.
Saturday’s dinner meat will be provided by the club, please bring a side dish to share. The section that we will float will be determined by the water level and after we do some scouting. All are welcome! Phil’s wife might even show up for this one. YOU WON’T REGRET IT!
The River Rescue cleanup will be on
June 1st from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. We’ll be cleaning a rarely floated section from Tailwaters Access (just below Lake Springfield Dam) down to just past the Hwy 160 Bridge (South Campbell) . All participants need to register with James River Basin Partnership at www.jamesriverbasin.com Plan on dropping your boat and gear at the put-in, driving to the takeout and catching the bus for the return shuttle.
This year we are going back to our roots! We will provide shuttle, trash bags and gloves. Volunteers will need to bring their own lunch and gear. There are a limited number of boats to borrow and those can be reserved through JRBP.
We REALLY need to have as many OMP paddlers at this event as possible, as you will be relied on as experienced paddlers. We’re counting on OMP folks to oversee and lend assistance where needed to the general floating public.
The Dam Jam Concert will be held on the square in downtown Springfield on June 8th (one week after the River Rescue, details coming soon!). OMP will have a booth at the concert and will need volunteers to help sell raffle tickets, answer questions and look pretty.
Contact info for River Rescue is Jason Frantz or James River Basin Partnership.