Root River Environmental Education Community Center to open June 1
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 www.uwp.edu/REC.
The REC is a partnership between the College of Natural and Health Sciences and the City of Racine. For more information email email@example.com, call 262-595-2912, or visit our website www.uwp.edu/REC.
Environmental Education Manager