Thank you to all of the amazing volunteers, paddlers, community members that have helped to make these events such a success! The ACA could not do any of it without you!
This program and event series was born out of a desire to combine on-water recreation and stewardship into fun, community-oriented events. We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has helped to make this pilot year a successful one so far.
If you would like to try to organize a Paddle Green event near you, contact Greg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CELEBRATE THE RAPP! (Fredericksburg, VA- June 9, 2012)
- 153 volunteers and on-water participants throughout the day
- 3,280 pounds of debris collected from 5 sites along the river
- Collected 2,066 cigarette butts from City Dock over the course of 45 minutes
A big thanks to our partners at the Virginia Outdoor Center; Fredericksburg SUP; Friends of the Rappahannock; Rappahannock Sierra Club; R-Board; City of Fredericksburg; and local instructors John Garman, Shawn Young, and Stefan Greene! Thank you to the 29 local businesses and restaurants gave discounts to event participants and to WAVE on WAVE for the great live music! And, of course, a HUGE thank you to our sponsors at Ultimate Subaru of Fredericksburg, New Belgium Brewery, REI Richmond Market, NRS, and ENO.
LOVE the Lake! (Lake George, NY- July 20-21, 2012)