Friday, February 17, 2012

Preserving Florida's Paddling Trails

Since its inception, the ACA's Club Fostered Stewardship (CFS) program has been able to provide nearly $70,000 in grants, funded by L.L. Bean, to more than 80 stewardship initiatives across the country! And 2012's projects are already underway!

The Florida Paddling Trails Association (FPTA) is a statewide association of paddlers, clubs, outfitters, and other water trail supporters working together to develop water trails and protect the environments surrounding them. As part of this mission, the FPTA provides environmental training to paddlers, promotes water conservation to preserve their many spring fed waterways, and assists with Ocean Conservancy coastal cleanups and other waterway cleanups throughout the state.

The FPTA received a $1,000 grant to leverage the cost of cleanup supplies, trail signage, and educational materials promote the preservation, protection, and awareness of Florida's waters. 

See who else has received a CFS grant this year!
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  1. This sounds like a great initiative - our oceans shouldn't be taken for granted, and this Florida program is a good model for other coastal states...

    Claudius Jaeger, water and wastewater consultants

  2. Congratulations for having such a wonderful act of conservation. keep up the good job.

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