For over a decade, L.L.Bean has supported the ACA in it's endevaor to make the world a better place to paddle.
Since 2002, through the CFS grant program, the ACA & L.L.Bean have given over $135,000 to paddling clubs and organizations across the country.
Grants are awarded throughout the year based on merit and availability. Eligible projects will utilize volunteer efforts to protect, maintain or restore recreational waterways; provide for or improve public access; or enhance safe navigation.
Examples of projects include:
- waterway clean ups
- clearing in-stream safety hazards
- access area maintenance
- erosion control
"L.L. Bean’s commitment to our customers goes beyond providing quality equipment, apparel and service. We are very committed to ensuring that our customers have access to quality recreational experiences, and that we encourage the stewardship of the outdoors related to those experiences. We can think of no better way to foster this opportunity than a grant to this highly respected national organization to support the grassroots volunteers who make it all happen.” - Janet Wyper, Manager for Community Relations at L.L. Bean.
Club-Fostered Stewardship Grant Program