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  It's still a BIG GOTCHA
  Posted by: thebob.com on Oct-13-13 5:28 PM (EST)
 

-- Last Updated: Oct-13-13 6:47 PM EST --

Latest I heard: YES, you can "use" the river.

The GOTCHA!!!!!

NO, you can't use the campgrounds.

NO, you can't use the river accesses.

NO, you can't trespass to put in, or take out on private property; unless you have consent from private property owner. Chances are about 10% or less they will offer you consent to use their property.

NO, you are not to wander onto Scenic Riverway property while you're using the river.

NO, you are not to use the gravel bars while you're using the river.

Best bet: Hire a helicopter, and have them drop you & your boat into the river where you want to start.

If you have to relieve yourself; do it in your canoe.

If you want to take a break, or eat a meal while you're using the river; do it in your canoe.

At the place where you want to take out; call in the helicopter to pull you & your canoe out of the river " you can use".

It's a big GOTCHA! :^(

The Governor of Missouri is playing the "look at what I'm doing for YOU" PR game. He's been playing that PR game for decades. He's an ex attorney general & knows how to "play the PR game".

If I remember correctly, the Current river is a "National" Scenic Riverway; not a "State" Scenic Riverway. A Governor might declare that it is open. I'm not so sure he can close or open it on his own authority.
Did he close it?
Opening it sounds good; good PR.

But on the other hand; couldn't one of the "dumpster divers" on the Current river also declare the river was open?

Headline:
Current River "dumpster diver" reopens National Scenic Riverway.
Politicians still playing games, and fiddling around as Washington burns.
Geat photo op for dumpster diver..........
News at 6.
Sitting & chatting with Leno.
Many media appearanes after Leno appearance.
Dumpster diver hires lawyer & PR firm.
Book deal.
Speaking tour.
Nobel Peace Prize.
New head of Environmental Protection Agency.
What a guy!

That's possible; isn't it?
Don't tell me there is that much difference between a "dumpster diver", and a "Chicago ward heeler".

If only "someone" could get Missouri's "river of meth" CLOSED! :^(
That would be an accomplishment. Missouri is always at the top, or near the top of meth producing states, in the United States.
NO good PR there.

Better open a river.

:^(






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