Urban Wilderness Canoe Adventures (UWCA)
The Urban Wilderness Canoe Adventures (UWCA) is an outdoor canoe program focused on getting Twin Cities youth on the Mississippi River. Each UWCA trip provides students an opportunity to uniquely experience the Mississippi River while strengthening their outdoor skills and encouraging an active lifestyle outdoors.
In its pilot year, the UWCA has gotten over 4,500 youth outdoors and on the river. The goal for the program is to reach over 10,000 youth and family annually, with an emphasis on reaching students from Minneapolis and St. Paul Public Schools and other youth and community-based organizations.
Did You Know?
The river is so shallow at Lake Itasca that children can walk across the Mississippi. Between Governor Nicholls Wharf and Algiers Point in New Orleans, the Mississippi is more than 200 feet deep.