Search for the Cooper: A River Hidden in Plain View
Search for the Cooper: A River Hidden in Plain View follows four teenagers who kayak, hike, muck and bushwhack for six days along the neglected Cooper River in Camden County, NJ. Their unprecedented challenge is to find the source of the river, seventeen miles upstream from its mouth on the Delaware River.
As they embark upon their journey, the teens quickly discover there is much more to Camden County than they anticipated. But they aren’t deterred– even as American eels swim underneath their kayaks and spiders crawl above their heads in dark and windy tunnels. They hike in the heat and paddle through frigid rain before finally arriving to revel in the beauty at the source of the river. Their journey of discovery - of the Cooper River and themselves - inspires people everywhere to experience, protect and preserve their urban waterways.