Two cents worth. I have been a member for a few years here and have seen the decline either with my eyes or ears, of our rivers. To many people, taking to many fishes, to much trash, to many jet boats, to few conservation/police/patrol, to many cows, to much trespassing, to much silting, to many deaths, to little respect, to many opinions, to LITTLE leadership, to few enforced laws, to little action of protection and to many LAZY politicians. Jerry was right about the jet boats, they offer the state more $money$ thru taxes, gas-license-sales=$$$. Al, your correct, they let the genie out of the bottle, without initial stipulations on where a jet could go. Whomever, is letting our river(s) resource (Jefferson City) lose ground should be canned or worse. We were blessed to have these opportunities within our state but we have to remember that the bottom line to our state is that green back. Natural resources generates $$$$$$$$$$$$, which Missouri wants......NO MATTER HOW THEY GET IT!!!! I know there is enough people to make a difference in helping our streams survive much less thrive, but we better get it together and stop trusting in the bureaucracy.