Mya Sanchez, 13, and her brother Jeremyah Belcher, 11, both of Perrysburg, paddled a canoe Tuesday during "Paddle on the Pond" at the W.W. Knight Nature Preserve in Perrysburg Township. The free event is offered by the preserve the first Tuesday of each month starting in June. It was the last offering of the program this season. It was the first time Jeremyah had ridden in a canoe. He liked it enough to take three short rides, despite Mya heading home after the first.
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Canoers paddle to the finish in Perrysburg
A summer program for first-time canoers finished today for the season in Perrysburg.
The Paddle The Pond event took place from 4 to 8 p.m. at the W.W. Knight Nature Preserve.
“Ultimately, the program is geared toward younger families — people who never had a chance to canoe before,” said Bryan Bockbrader, stewardship coordinator for the Wood County Park District.
The program, held on the first Tuesday during the summer months, typically draws 40 to 60 people.
“It’s a very popular program for us,” he said.
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