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Greatest Thing Since the Wheel

November 18, 2010Patrick NunnallyUncategorizedComments Off on Greatest Thing Since the Wheel

Or, if you grew up in the part of Tennessee that I did, you sometimes heard about “the greatest thing since sliced bread!”

The final tallies and results are in, and the Urban Wilderness Canoe Adventure (UWCA) Program topped its goal for the year by reaching over 8,000 people, mostly students, and taking them on canoe trips on the Mississippi River in the Twin Cities.  The UWCA is a joint program of Wilderness Inquiry, the Mississippi River Fund, and the National Park Service; the University of Minnesota expects to become a more substantial partner next year.

This video was shown last week at the UWCA celebration and it is positively inspiring!  Talk about the impacts of rivers–look at those faces and think about the life-changing potential that our urban rivers contain.

Lots of room for partners, paddlers, and passengers; let us know if you want to join!

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