Sunset Paddle on the Root River

River Bend Nature Center is pleased to offer canoe and kayak rentals on the evening of the full moon on Friday, July 31st. Boats may be launched from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., and all boats must return by 9 p.m. Wind down, experience nature as it emerges at dusk on the quiet summer river. […]

BREAKING: Boy Drowns In Root River

A 14-year-old boy has died after he drowned in the Root River near the Washington Park Golf Course at 3:46 p.m. Tuesday. The boy, whose name has not been released, was swimming with friends. He went under, but never resurfaced. Rescue personnel from the Racine Fire Department found the boy. Life saving measures were performed, […]

WATERshed Program Looking For Volunteers

The WATERshed program, which teaches Racine Unified students about their local water resources, is looking for volunteers for the 2016-2017 school year. A program that teaches about water quality issues the Root River and Lake Michigan have had, the WATERshed Experience is a collaboration between the Racine Unified School District, River Bend Nature Center, City of […]

RootWorks Meeting Set June 30

The Root River Council is hosting a public meeting on the RootWorks project, which is focused on an area-wide plan and the river loop schematic design for the Sam’s River Road area. A guided walking, and kayak or canoe paddling tour will be led by the Root River Council to explore the RootWorks area and […]

Get outdoors this weekend!

This is a great September weekend to get out, see and do in Racine County! You can choose from among outdoor parties, living history and a river celebration. Come along with Real Racine. A musical finale. All good things must come to an end. The 2014 season for B-Town Sounds wraps up Thursday evening at […]