Ken and Judy Holmes are encouraging residents to explore the Werribee River.

The couple, who have lived in Werribee for 31 years, said they often kayaked and canoed along the river and believe it’s an asset that could be used more.

“What I enjoy most is the beauty of the river and the scenery,” Mr Holmes said.

“Locally, we have been from Werribee South mouth to Maribyrnong and the Werribee Mansion, and the Werribee weir upstream toward Melton for about 12 kilometres.”

Mr Holmes said that with Wyndham council’s long-term plan to make the river more of a centerpiece in the Werribee CBD, activities which utilised the river should be encouraged. The couple wants to get more people involved in kayaking on the river.

“We have the idea of facilitating a couple of ‘Come Kayaking/Canoeing with me’ days,” Mr Holmes said. “There must be plenty of people who have canoes or kayaks sitting around in the garage.”

The come and try days will be held on Sunday, March 3 and March 17 at 10am. Bring your own kayak or canoe to the Riverbend Historical Park, near the roundabout at the intersection of Heaths Road and Purchas Street, (330 metres northwest of the Italian Social Club of Werribee).

Details: Ken, 0408 216 411