- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28—HAMPTON — Students from around the state, including Hampton Roads, have been paddling the James River in a three-part expedition that ends on Saturday at Fort Monroe.

The 340-mile educational James River Expedition has been undertaken in three parts by 30 students from 23 high schools, according to a news release sent on behalf of the James River Association and Dominion Resources. Several of the participants are from Virginia Beach, Newport News and Isle of Wight County.

The final leg of the journey began last Saturday with students who are paddling from Richmond to Hampton.

Their journey includes history lessons along with environmental stewardship, the release says. During the evenings, students camp along the riverbank.

The trip is being made possible by a $50,000 grant from the Dominion Foundation, Dominion Resources’ philanthropy arm.

The students, who participate free, were selected earlier this year through an application process.


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