Conservation Connection: Confluence Campout
(KPLR) – There’s nothing that can get you out of a bind in the outdoors like a properly tied knot! It’s amazing what you can do with a little rope. Colleen Scott, Interpretive Center Manager from Columbia Bottom, showed John Fuller a couple useful knots, and talked about a campout event coming up later in the month were you can learn more.
Q. What knots are you going to show us?
- Square knot (demonstrate)
- Used to tie two ends of a lint together to secure something
- Also useful for tying bandages
- Slip knot(demonstrate)
- Used to attach a line to an object and tighten when tension is applied to the free end
- Fisherman’s knot(demonstrate)
- Used for joining 2 lines together
Q. So you mention that viewers can learn more at the Confluence Campout coming up later in the month. Tell us about that.
- Confluence Campout is Saturday and Sunday, September 28-29 at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area in Spanish Lake
- Starts at 4 p.m. Saturday and goes to 11:30 a.m. Sunday
- A chance to campout overnight at the Confluence of North America’s 2 largest rivers!
- A free family outing designed for beginning campers
- Learn to set up a tent, cook camp food under the guidance of experienced staff
Q. What kinds of activities will you offer?
- Rod and reel casting,
- knot tying
- wildlife explorations
Q. How much does it cost?
- The campout is free, but space is limited
- Advanced registration is required
- Call 314-877-6014 for a registration packet
- Packets due back by September 13
- Bring your own tent or barrow one of ours
Q. Where is Columbia Bottom?
- 3 miles north of the I-270/ Riverview exit in North St. Louis County