Posted on March 13, 2009 by quintascott
Confluence of the Missouri, in the foreground, and the Mississippi Rivers. The trees are on Confluence Point between the two rivers. Out from the point you can see the line of demarkation between the waters of the two rivers.
There was a great article about the Riverkeepers, formed by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and John Cronin, a commercial fisherman in the Alton Telegraph today. They were concerned about the Hudson River.
Mike Bush, the St. Louis Confluence Riverkeeper, is concerned about the Mississippi between the Golden Eagle Ferry Crossing north of the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois and the confluence of the Mississippi with the Meramec south of St. Louis. He also patrols the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri, overlooking water quality that meets 13 standards.
The Riverkeepers maintain a high visibility on the waters they patrol; look for pollution problems, the build up of silt, and the development of runnout; make sure water quality rules and regulations are followed.
Each Riverkeeper organization is dedicated to its own river and has its own web site. Go on line and learn about them.
Confluence of the Missouri, to the right, and the Mississippi, to the left and the ripples the mixing of the waters makes.
Filed under: Fine Art Photography, Mississippi River, Missouri, Upper Mississippi | Tagged: Confluence Point, Edward "Ted" and Pat Jones State Park, Mississippi/Missouri Conflurence |