"We want you, your children and your children’s children to paddle in clean water for generations to come."
-ACA Stewardship Department
Track Trash Submissions
The ACA’s Stewardship Department is giving paddlers the tools to clean and protect waterways. The data you gather helps the ACA influence for-profit organizations and members of the government to keep funding open for clean-up programs like the ACA’s Stream to Sea Initiative.
Use the resources below:
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has taken the lead in the United States to identify the scope and sources of marine debris. According to NOAA, marine debris is any man made object discarded, disposed of or abandoned that enters the coastal or marine environment. It may enter directly from a ship, or indirectly when washed out to sea via rivers, streams and storm drains. It is estimated that 80% of marine debris is from land based sources.
The below organizations contribute valuable clean-up information to the ACA's online Track Trash Data Collection form. With this data collection form and our Paddle Green Bags the ACA gives paddlers the tools to mitigate marine debris and track it at its source in all waterway environments! We want to track the trash your organization removes and give you credit. By reporting this data it allows the ACA to report to local, state, and federal decision makers concerning trash issues on our waterways.
4/21/2017 » 4/23/2017
27th Annual East Coast Paddlesports Symposium
4/23/2017 » 4/25/2017
ACA Adaptive Paddling Workshop (APW)