By Correne Martin
Living along the Mississippi River, you might think everyone in the community takes advantage of leisurely activities such as fishing and canoeing. But that’s not necessarily the case. Some residents spend hours upon hours on the river each summer, while others might take the river for granted and only view it from a nearby park on occasion.
The Prairie du Chien Parks and Recreation Department is trying to change that and get more people, especially families with children, involved with the adventures of fishing and canoeing. A number of free or low-cost programs are available this summer, all of which take place at the new Outdoor Recreation Center at Washington Street Park. And each of the programs is led by a local, volunteer expert who takes joy in passing along his knowledge.