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FOLAR To Host Floating Classroom Canoemobile -Dynamic Outdoor Education

Everyone welcome for a FREE ride on the beautiful and amazing Appomattox River!

Community Invited on Wednesday, Oct. 9th, 4 – 6:30pm at Hopewell City Park and Riverwalk

For the seventh year more than 300 students from elementary schools in Hopewell 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 Tuesday and Wednesday, October 8th & 9th, 2019 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 volunteers from Virginia American Water and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

This year’s free community program is Wednesday, October 9th from 4 – 6:30PM at Hopewell City Park, 205 Appomattox St, Hopewell, VA 23860 on the beautiful Appomattox River.

Pre-register to let us know you are coming

Walk-ups are welcome too!  This activity is totally kid-friendly!!

Come by the park and be ready to be amazed!

Contact Wendy Austin at  or 804-543-0325

205 Appomattox Street, Hopewell VA 23680


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