Ozark Wilderness Waterways Club - OWWC
The Ozark Wilderness Waterways Club was organized in Kansas City in 1956. The "canoe club" combines interest in paddle sport with a conservation ethic, having been "organized for the preservation of Ozark streams." The Ozarks are a geologically old mountain range in northern Arkansas and southern Missouri.
The 100+ family club publishes a monthly newsletter and yearly Ozark and Close to Home schedules of canoe, kayak, backpack, hiking, bicycle, and other outdoor trips primarily in Missouri, Arkansas, and Kansas.
Conservation efforts include actively monitoring water quality of Kansas City's Blue River as Missouri Stream Team #41 and the organized clean-up of an Ozark stream, an annual event since 1960.