Float for Independence!

by OMP Admin on June 16, 2016

DSCF1247The Float for Independence is happening Sunday, June 26th 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 people. Over the years we’ve watched the skills of these developmentally challenged individuals go from not even knowing how to hold the paddle, to not really needing us in the back of the canoe. Makes it easy when all you have to do is steer!  We’ve watched their confidence increase over the years both in the canoe and in the water.

If you are free on Sunday, June 26th and want to have loads of fun on the water with some extraordinary people, give me (Terri Bradley) a call, or email.  Everyone who has ever had the experience of this float has said it has enriched their lives.  Due to the nature of this float and for the safety of the participants and volunteers, you must contact me and let me know of your desire to participate.

For more details or to volunteer contact Terri at:  terri_bradley@att.net or 417-860-1449
Hope to see you all on the river!

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3rd Quarter Calendar!

by OMP Admin on June 16, 2016

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

    • Drury Neighborhood Activities (DNA) FLOAT –  July 6th (WEDNESDAY) • James River (Kerr to Galena) • Meet at Boyd Elementary 8:00am for breakfast -OR- meet at the put in (Kerr).  We will launch around 10:30 am (Lunch & Dinner are also provided) and arrive back at Boyd by 7:00pm. Contact Brian Shipman at 417.880.2855 -or- bshipman@drury.edu to volunteer or for more info.

    • JULY MEMBER’S MEETING & BOAT RAFFLE! – July 14th (THURSDAY) • 7:00pm • Springfield Nature Center • Come join us to catch up on all the up coming and recent events as well to be present for some raffle prizes and the grand prize Dagger kayak!  The Ozark Mountain Paddlers would like to give a BIG THANK YOU to the Ozark Mountain Trading Company for the boat donation! • NOTE: Don’t forget to bring your kayaking, canoeing, hiking, camping, outdoor pictures to be entered into the picture contest to be featured on next years OMP Calendar!  Each month’s winner will receive $20 for their winning picture.

    • JULY FLOAT – July 9th (SATURDAY) • Spring River (Dam #3 to Spring River Oak Campground) • Contact Tom Smith at  417.773.0688 for more info.

    • AUGUST MEMBERS MEETING – August 11th (THURSDAY) • 7:00pm • Springfield Nature CenterNOTE: Don’t forget to bring your kayaking, canoeing, hiking, camping, outdoor pictures to be entered into the picture contest to be featured on next years OMP Calendar!  Each month’s winner will receive $20 for their winning picture.

    • AUGUST FLOAT –August 20th (SATURDAY) • Eleven Point River (Section TBA) • Contact Craig Hesington at 417.693.1618 for more info.

    • SEPTEMBER MEMBERS MEETING – September 8th (THURSDAY) • 7:00pm • Springfield Nature CenterNOTE: Don’t forget to bring your kayaking, canoeing, hiking, camping, outdoor pictures to be entered into the picture contest to be featured on next years OMP Calendar!  Each month’s winner will receive $20 for their winning picture.

    • SEPTEMBER FLOAT –September 10th (SATURDAY) • Buffalo River (Section TBA) • Contact Marty Zerr at secretary@ozarkmtnpaddlers.org -or- 417.818.8981 for more info.

    • SOUTHWEST CENTER FOR INDEPENDENCE LIVING DAY AT THE LAKE – Sept. 17th (SUNDAY) – 9:00am – 1:00pm • Springfield Boathouse on Springfield LakeVOLUNTEERS 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.

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Win a NEW Dagger Axiom!

March 16, 2016

This year, we are raffling off a brand new Dagger Axiom whitewater 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 etc, […]

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Paddle at the Park with OMTC!

June 15, 2016

Come join Ozark Mountain Trading Company on Jun 18 (SATURDAY) at Finley Park (CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS) and demo some boats! We will have over 50 different kayaks and canoes to demo and buy. Demo day starts at 11:00 a.m. and will go until 4:00 p.m. Get the satisfaction of knowing you love what you’re purchasing before you […]

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DNA Float!

June 10, 2016

Drury Neighborhood Activities (DNA) FLOAT –  July 6th (WEDNESDAY) • James River (Kerr to Galena) • Meet at Boyd Elementary 8:00am for breakfast -OR- meet at the put in (Kerr).  We will launch around 10:30 am (Lunch & Dinner are also provided) and arrive back at Boyd by 7:00pm. Contact Brian Shipman at 417.880.2855 -or- […]

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June Monthly Float!

June 10, 2016

This month’s float will be on the Buffalo River (Bakers Ford to Gilbert = 10 miles) on June 18th (SATURDAY) and hosted by Gary Tombridge.  Options include:   Meet at Academy Sports in Springfield, MO at 8:00am to carpool/caravan down -OR- meet at Silver Hill Canoe Rental at 10:00am.  Contact Gary Tombridge at 417.861.6056 for more […]

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JRBP River Cleanup POSTPONED!

June 3, 2016

ATTENTION: River Rescue 2016, scheduled for June 4, has been postponed to June 18th due to rain and high water levels. Click here for more details Further announcements to follow.

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River Jam 2016!

June 1, 2016

PLEASE NOTE: This is James River Basin Partnership’s event, NOT Ozark Mountain Paddler’s! Date: June 11, 2016 Time: 2pm – 10pm Place: Finley River Park Ozark, Missouri Price: Kids 6 & Under = FREE Kids 7 – 15 = $3 Age 16+ = $5 $3 Discounted Buttons Available in Advance at Springfield Brewing Company, Rapid […]

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June Fun Floats!

May 31, 2016

This June’s Fun Floats dates will be: June 8th – (WEDNESDAY) at Southwood Access on Lake Springfield • 6:30pm – ? Join host Rick Morrison starting at 6:30pm for an informal paddle/training session.  Beginners/Newbees are most welcome!  Bring what boats and gear you may have (PFDs/Life Jackets are a MUST!) IF YOU DO NOT HAVE […]

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Memorial Day Weekend Float!

May 23, 2016

Does anyone out there have anything planned for Memorial Day weekend yet?  If not, join host Terri Bradley on an overnight float on the Buffalo River (Carver to Woolum = 15.4 miles) on May 28th – 29th (SATURDAY & SUNDAY).  The plan is to meetup at Carver on Saturday (May 28th) NO LATER THAN 9 […]

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JRBP River Rescue!

May 18, 2016

***NOTE: THIS IS JAMES RIVER BASIN PARTNERSHIP’S EVENT, WE ARE VOLUNTEERING OUR ASSISTANCE TO THEM*** Place: James River – Private Property Access Points for Put-In & Take-Out (additional information and directions will be provided after registration) Presented By: James River Basin Partnership Date: Saturday, June 18, 2016 Time: 8am – 1pm Price: $15  (Pre-Registration Required) On […]

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