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Course offered on beginning floating


Buffalo National River Partners will present “Floating 101…Staying Afloat this Year on the Buffalo National River” with Faron Usrey instructing, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, Room M145, South Campus, North Arkansas College, in Harrison.
Floating season is coming upon us and your friends at the Buffalo National River Partnership thought it would be a perfect time to provide a refresher course on the do’s and don’ts to having a safe and enjoyable float trip on the Buffalo.
Faron Usrey, former Resource Manager for Buffalo National River and current science professor at North Arkansas College will be providing an educat/Users/pmg/Desktop/NCT-4-10-24/9C- floating 101 .jpgional program on floating basics on preparation to canoe or kayak the Buffalo River. Faron’s interest in canoeing has taken him to many beautiful places and Lower Buffalo River Wilderness and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Minnesota are his favorite canoe destinations. His educational program will cover topics such as basic regulation and rules while floating on Buffalo River, steps for planning your float trip, basic safety precautions, what floating checklist items to consider for a day or overnight trip, and some floating basics.

Please make plans to join us on the evening of Tuesday, April 16, 2024 @ 6:30 p.m. To increase accessibility to this presentation, the public may also attend virtually. Should you be interested in watching this presentation online, please email Rodney Arnold and he will send you the link. He may be contacted at rodney.arnold@northark.edu. Admission is free to the public.
The mission of the Buffalo National River Partners (BNRP) organization is to support the goals and purposes of the Buffalo National River. By providing financial resources, advocacy, technical assistance and volunteers to the park, our organization assists in the purpose to preserve the unique and cultural features, educate visitors, and improve facilities of Buffalo National River.