May 27, 2010

'Root River Revival' this Saturday at REC Center in Racine; Free paddling and activities

The third annual "Root River Revival" will be held Saturday, May 29 at the REC Center in Racine.

The community event is the kickoff to the 2010 paddling season. It will feature free kayaking and canoeing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and activities from noon to 3 p.m.

At noon, REC (short for Root River Environmental Education Community Center) officials will dedicate the new Racine Rotary West Deck, which was built by volunteers from the First Choice Pre-Apprenticeship with money provided by the Rotary West.

Along with the free paddling, activities include:

Backyard Bass
Fishing (adults must have license)
Bug crafts
Face painting

On the Deck:

12pm - Deck Dedication
12:15 - pm John Graznow and Co. (music)
1 pm - Walden III Battle of the Bottles
1:15 - pm Macyn Taylor (music)
2 pm - Walden III Bottle raffle
2:30 - Home made rockets

Inside the building:

12:15 - What is Sweetwater Organics? Learn about Milwaukee’s commercial aquaponic experiment.
1:15 - Story of bottled water (video clip)
2 pm - Live animals
3pm - Story of bottled water (video clip)