What To Bring On Your Summer Float Trip

What is your perfect weekend, weekday, everyday activity this summer? Maybe you enjoy the pool, the water park, or even just sunbathing in your backyard? The most popular activity of the Midwest, though, just so happens to be right in our backyard. Floating has got to take the cake for a favorite around here for many great reasons. Floating is a great, no hassle way to have fun, but do you know how to make your trip even easier and better? Make sure you have everything you need!

1. Always bring a reusable water bottle, there is no need to bring plastic ones that could fly away (especially if water isn’t what you’re really drinking).

2. Bring a bag for your beer cans, juice pouches, and sandwich bags. There is nothing worse than seeing rusted cans floating on along the banks of the river, don’t make the problem worse.

3. Sunscreen!! No matter if you have “never gotten burnt in your life”, the river and Sun work together in powerful ways, make sure you leave them both with happy, protected skin.

4. This may be philosophical, but is worth sharing with everyone, never leave your house without respect. Respect for your campground owners, locals, and most importantly our environment. The river is a way of life for many families in our area and for hundreds of thousands of animals as well. Respect their home, or don’t come use it for your entertainment.

iCleanWaterways is a national movement actively removing trash from our springs, creeks, rivers and our many lakes while promoting personal responsibility. Our goal is to eliminate the trash one pound at a time for our children and generations after.

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