Painting Her Way Down the Missouri and Mississippi

In July, six paddlers set off to follow the water for 3,500 miles. The group began their adventure at Triple Divide Peak in Glacier National Park, following snowmelt, small creeks and cold water springs to the Missouri River. From the Missouri, they will continue to the Mississippi and then on to the Gulf of Mexico.

Paddling these waters every single day, our On the River adventurers feel a deep connection to these water systems and an added sense of urgency to protect them. Their mission is to raise awareness for river conservation, connecting with schools and collecting water samples for the ASC Microplastics Project along the way.

Paddler, educator and artist Sara Dykman has brought along her watercolors to capture her experience in brushstrokes.


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  1. Garrett P.
    Boulder, CO
    October 24, 2015, 11:38 am
  2. Garrett P.
    Boulder, CO
    October 24, 2015, 11:37 am

    I’ve been following this trip since they got started. I highly recommend checking out their “Take 5 on the River” video’s that are on youtube, as well. If anyone is interested, their website is