Ali Williams, right, community...

Ali Williams, right, community organizer ...

By Andy Shupe

Ali Williams, right, community organizer for Pack Rat Outdoor Center in Fayetteville, helps Joshua McKee of Springdale learn paddling techniques Wednesday while becoming familiar with canoeing in the pond outside the store. A group of clients from Youth Bridge is preparing for an 8-mile trip down the White River on Saturday and three more similar trips as a part of an effort to give young people experiences with the outdoors and boating. The effort is organized by the Beaver Watershed Alliance with help from Pack Rat through a Paddle Nation grant given by Outdoor Nation. The local effort will also guide similar trips for Girl Scouts from West Fork and children at the Yvonne Richardson Center.

Posted: May 9, 2013

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