According to KOTV, there is a move to prohibit alcohol on all on state-controlled areas of the Illinois River in eastern Oklahoma.
The river is well known throughout Oklahoma as popular summertime spot for tens of thousands of people who swim, fish and float on rafts and canoes. Many of these Saturday paddlers consider their beers to be the most precious cargo in their boats!
The Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission will consider whether to create the alcohol ban on the areas of the river they control because of 'a series of problems' that occured during the Memorial Day weekend.
The measure would not affect canoe operators' right to sell alcohol or allow consumption on their property.
Banning Alcohol On The Illinois River - KOTV - 6/21/2006 12:13 PM
This should get the college kids involved in the local political process, eh?
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