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Root River Environmental Education Center

Two young women canoe past the Washington Park Golf Course. They launched from the Root River Environmental Education Community Center (REC), 1301 W. Sixth St.

RACINE — The Root River Environmental Education Community Center, 1301 W. Sixth St., is offering half-off boat rentals from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 22, with the last boat departing at 3 p.m. Boat rentals are made on a first-come basis. Discounted rental prices per hour include: Canoes and tandem kayaks, $7.50; single kayaks, $5.

The REC is a partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and the City of Racine, with a mission to provide community members with opportunities to explore the Great Lakes and connected ecosystems through recreation, education, demonstration and research. Activities at the REC are coordinated by the College of Natural and Health Sciences at UW-Parkside.

The REC is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sept. 30. Season passes are available for unlimited boating access and cost $50 for an individual and $90 for a family of four.

For more information, email rec@uwp.edu, call 262-595-2912 (UW-Parkside) or 262-818-4200 (during Saturday and Sunday operating hours only), or go to www.uwp.edu/rec.

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