On April 11, the Barbour and Russell County Offices met at Backyard Orchards for a fun-filled afternoon introducing the RiverKids program to 4Hers. The Chattahoochee RiverKids Kayak Club will meet four times this summer to paddle down area streams. The paddles will last half a day with fun events planned like fishing, natural resource and water ecology lessons.
A grant was obtained by the Barbour County Extension Office last year to purchase 12 kayaks, kayak trailer, fishing gear, and safety equipment for the program. So far the staff has been happy with the amount of interest in the program. Currently, 20 4hers are signed up for this year’s club and a waiting list has been started.
Paddle Dates: May 20, June 17, July 8, August 19
If you are interested in volunteering with this program, please call our office and learn how to get involved!