Root River Environmental Education Community Center to open June 1

Published: May 31, 2019

SOMERS - The Root River Environmental Education Community Center (REC), located at 1301 Sixth St., will be open for public canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and youth educational workshops from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays beginning June 1.

Rental prices include:

  • Canoes - $15/hour
  • Tandem kayaks - $15/hour
  • Single kayaks - $10/hour
  • Daily boating pass - $40
  • Season passes – $50 for individual, $90 for family of 4

Student discounts are available with a valid ID. Organizations and citizen groups may rent the facility during the week and at night for $25/hour or $75/hour with unlimited boating access.

The Root River Voyager Series, an environmental education workshops for youth ages 9 and up, runs from June 1 to August 24 on Saturdays from 10 a.m to 11:30 a.m. Topics will include raingardens, river animals, canoeing, and more! Registration is a one-time $10 fee. Registrations may be made at the center during operating hours (Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) or by emailing Same-day registrations are welcomed and parents are encouraged to participate. Attendance at every workshop is not required. The full list of workshops can be found at

The REC is a partnership between the College of Natural and Health Sciences and the City of Racine. For more information email, call 262-595-2912, or visit our website

About the REC

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Laura Schulz
Environmental Education Manager

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