Canomobile is Coming Back!

Canomobile is Back in Hopewell on October 10 and 11, 2017

FOLAR Welcomes the Canoemobile Floating Classroom Back to Hopewell’s City Park!

For the third year in a row more than 300 students from elementary schools in Hopewell and Petersburg will experience the learning, health benefits, and inspiration that can be derived from a paddle on the river. Many for the first time. Canoemobile is a roving fleet of six hand-made, 24 foot long Voyageur canoes, that travels across America to bring environmental literacy and dynamic outdoor learning experiences to urban youth. The two day outreach event on November 9th & 10th in Hopewell is provided by Wilderness Inquiry, a non-profit outdoor recreation and education organization from Minneapolis, MN, and sponsored by the National Parks Conservation Association in coordination with the Petersburg National Battlefield.

FOLAR has coordinated additional programming to be provided by Virginia American Water, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Hopewell Stormwater Management Division, and Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. This year will not feature a community day event. You are welcome to come observe or volunteer to help. Contact Wendy Austin at
Canoemobile will be at Hopewell City Park on the beautiful Appomattox River.
205 Appomattox Street, Hopewell VA 23680

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