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‘Share the River Nordeast’ Canoe Event Returns on June 26

Experience the Mississippi River in an evening of community, canoeing and cookies.

The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO), 2522 Marshall Street NE, invites the public to a family-friendly evening of cookies and canoeing on the Mississippi River on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The fourth annual Share the River Nordeast event offers visitors the chance to take a free introductory canoe ride on the Mississippi River with experienced guides. Attendees can also enjoy a complimentary cookie from local nonprofit bakery Cookie Cart and tour indoor and outdoor exhibits at the MWMO’s Stormwater Park and Learning Center in Northeast Minneapolis.

“Share the River Nordeast offers a fun, safe, and family-friendly way to experience the Mississippi River,” said MWMO Executive Director Doug Snyder. “The more people connect with the river, the more they will see it as something worth cherishing and protecting.”

Paddlers will follow a route that will provide an up-close look at the heron rookery north of the Lowry Avenue Bridge, as well as the Upper Harbor Terminal site. Canoe trips will be led by National Park Service rangers and staff from the Mississippi Park Connection and Wilderness Inquiry.

In addition to learning how to paddle on the river, participants will have opportunities to learn about the river’s history, water quality, plants, animals and more.

The event is open to kids and adults of all ages. Visitors who wish to take a canoe ride must be at least 30 pounds in order to fit the provided life jackets.

Attendees are advised to use on-street parking, as the MWMO’s parking lot will be off-limits for the event. Bike parking, a Nice Ride station and bus transit options are also available in the area.

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