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Chippewa Valley residents are now able to follow a map to GPS waypoints along the Lower Chippewa River to learn about local pollution that affects the Lower Chippewa River State Natural Area. The “Pedal and Paddle Pollution Tour”, created by University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students in an “Environmental Conservation and Action” class, is accessible from Eau Claire bike trails or the Chippewa River as people hike, kayak, canoe or bike to pre-set GPS waypoints on the river, where they can read messages about various types of pollution affecting the river.