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Check out some of the stories on the Urban Wilderness Canoe Adventures:

Wilderness Inquiry Gets Mpls. Students Canoeing, Fishing & Geocaching

A video and article about Minneapolis High School students experiencing the UWCA.

WCCO published on 9/27/2013


National Park Service and partners hook city kids on Mississippi River

Article on our UWCA with the YMCA program

Star Tribune published on 8/23/2013

And check out this slideshow on the work we are doing with the YMCA


No Child Left Inside

Mpls.St.Paul Magazine article on the UWCA.

Mpls.St.Paul Magazine article published on 7/01/2012


Rediscovering the Mississippi River

A radio program on how people are rediscovering the Mississippi River through the UWCA program and music.
Aired on KFAI radio on 6/6/2012


Washburn High School Success Story
Read quotes about how a UWCA trip changed high school students lives.
Spring Semester 2012

Family Outings: Paddling canoes on the Mississippi
Reporter Maja Beckstrom and her family discover the Mississippi River by canoe, the National Park that exists right in the heart of the Twin Cities Metro area.  
Pioneer Press  published on 07/17/2011

Riveted by the Mississippi River
Nonprofits and government agencies are working to get locals acquainted with the Mississippi, the great river in our midst.  
Star Tribune  published on 07/05/2011