Day on the River event held at Cape Girardeau’s riverfront park


CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – On Saturday September 16, the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Day on the River event is showcasing the Mississippi River.

The yearly event, which started in 2010, is dedicated to educating the public about wildlife in and around the Mississippi River.

A.J. Hendershott, who is Regional Supervisor of the Missouri Department of Conservation says, “Today is all about looking at the Mississippi River and the resource that it is to people. For example, a lot of people come down to the riverfront and they see this massive river and they enjoy it but today they get to see what lives in it, what depends on it. They get to take a boat ride and see it from a new perspective.”

Angela Pierce, Naturalist for the Missouri Department of Conservation says, “There are a lot of great recreational opportunities from fishing to boating to even floating on the river.”

Boat rides, along with all other activities offered by the riverfront celebration, are free to the public for all ages.

The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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