River Rats come from all walks of life. There are those who work on the rivers on the towboats and excursion boats. Some travel the rivers on their own boats. Others are passengers on various river vessels. Many River Rats are part of organizations that do wonderful work on behalf of our rivers. Some spend time along the river banks, enjoying the natural beauty or fishing. There are River Rats who spend a great deal of time studying history of rivers and their communities. Those of us who proudly call ourselves River Rats may come from different backgrounds and engage the river in different ways, but we all have one thing in common. We love the river!