The Meramec Watershed Celebration will be the best time of your summer.

Logo-NORPActivities: Potluck lunch, annual Stream Team awards, tube float, kids’ program, attendance prizes, raffle, networking and fellowship with teams from the Meramec watershed and beyond, free group camping and canoe races. See details below!
Date: Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Place: Meramec State Park, Shelter #2, Sullivan, MO

SONY DSCWhat to Bring: Guests are invited to bring a side dish to share at the pot luck lunch and also an item to be included in the raffle, if you feel so inclined. For those who are camping, bring your camping gear (obviously)! And whatever else will make you happy.

But wait, there’s more! This is a veritable CARNIVAL of fun stream activity.

Floating (floating!), floating (floating!), floating on the river!

Get yer tubes out! Folks can be picked up at the picnic site and shuttled to the park’s boat ramp from where they can float a little over a 1/3 mile back to the picnic site.

And for the less lazy of the river-goers, there’s the canoe races…

“Women (and gentlemen), start your…paddles!”

SONY DSCThe MDC provides 10 canoes for canoe races. Each of four heats is limited to 10 canoes. The canoe races start at 10:30 a.m., so you need to be there at 10:00 a.m. to sign up for the canoe races.  

The races are held between the bridge (near shelter 2) and shelter 3, a distance of about 400 yards.

Think you can handle it?

  • The first heat is a youth doubles (2 in a canoe) race starting at 10:30 a.m. It is a downstream race starting at the bridge. The youth race is for kids 12 and younger.
  • The second heat at 10:50am is a men’s singles race. It is an upstream race starting near shelter 3.
  • The third heat at 11:10am is a women’s singles race. It is a downstream race starting at the bridge.
  • The fourth heat at 11:30am is a mixed doubles race. It is an upstream race starting near shelter 3.

NORP awards trophies for 1st and 2nd place, and medals for 3rd place. These are awarded during the award program shortly after lunch.

Skip the lines when you camp with Club Stream Team.

Stream Team has group campsite “C” reserved for  Friday and Saturday night, 7/25 and 7/26. Feel really famous when you pull up to the entrance and tell the attendant, “It’s cool, I’m with Stream Team.” They know you’re coming. They won’t charge you.Group Tent Area

Kids get the coolest stuff

The kids program include games such as watershed bingo, tic-tac-toe, plinko, and frog jumper. We have hundreds of kids prizes to give away thanks to one of our sponsors. Kids can also build something at the kids wordshop sponsored by Home Depot of Chesterfield, MO.

The Oscars of Stream Team

SONY DSCYou may not win a gold statue, but you will witness several peers being oficially honored by Stream Team and other river associations for their good work on streams state-wide. Gala wear not required. Actually, gala wear discouraged.

And then there were prizes

As if you need another incentive to come, we also have a huge raffle, which our guest look forward to every year.

Directions to Shelter #2:

To the campground: Follow the main road to the campgrounds. You can follow signs along the main campground road to the group sites. Group site “C” is the last group site at the end of the road.

For more information: call (314) 638-9646.

Stay tuned tomorrow for a little history on NORP and the Meramec Watershed Celebration, which has been rocking since 1998.

25th-ST_Logo-Color-Final(white-center)Not only are there raffle prizes at the Meramec Watershed Celebration, but you can also get a sweet kayak, free fly casting lessons, and other things through the 25th Anniversary Passport Program. Each official event you attend earns you an entry to the raffle, and your first five stamps will get you a sweet lunch cooler with everyone’s favorite logo, the “man-fishing-in-a-Missouri-stream-or-what-we-assume-is-a-Missouri-stream-because-the-image-is-contained-within-the-shape-of-Missouri-itself.” Enjoy!


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