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Wabash Riverfest educated community on local waterway

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Wabash Riverfest 2022

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Folks in Tippecanoe County are a little more knowledgeable about the Wabash River.

It's all thanks in part to Saturday's Wabash Riverfest.

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Numerous vendors come out in addition to conservation exhibits, hikes, and an annual 5-K.

People can also take float trips down the river.

The coordinator for the event, Amy Krizton-Presson, told News 18 that events like Riverfest help the next generation understand the importance of local waterways.

"We're hoping to build a lot of memories in kids, so they have this great childhood memory of boating on the river," Krizton-Pressont old News 18.

"Hopefully, that builds an appreciation for the river, and they help to protect it."

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The first Riverfest was held back in 2001.

Many folks News 18 talked to said it was perfect weather to enjoy a day out.

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