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NOR is the organization that focuses on achieving public-trust ownership of rivers, conserving rivers through public-trust ownership, and ensuring the public's legal rights to enjoy rivers
This past July in Missouri, a landowner shot a man who was taking a pit stop from floating down the Meramec River and killed him. The man had stopped to urinate, and the landowner was upset about people trespassing on his property. The landowner came out with a gun and told the river users to get out, and instead of leaving they argued about property rights.
The typical situation was displayed in this case, where people are unsure of which rights apply. Various people in state government gave varying answers for who can go where. Some referenced the vegetation line, others said it depends on whether a river is deemed navigable. ... Continue reading »
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