Saturday, May 9, 2015

Green Paddlers Unite!

Every Saturday, we highlight individuals or organizations working to cleanup our nation's waterways! For the next few weeks, we'll be focusing on each of our 2015 Club Fostered Stewardship (CFS) Grant recipients. These organizations are awesome, and we hope their stories inspire you to take action in your own communities.  

For the past 13 years, the ACA has partnered with L.L. Bean to provide the CFS Grant to fund grassroots stewardship initiatives across the country. From cleaning up waterways, to improving local access for paddlers, to conducting environmental education programs, our CFS grant recipients deserve some serious recognition for their excellent stewardship work.

Today, we'd like to congratulate Cahaba RiverKeeper
As one of our 2015 CFS grant recipients, the good folks at Cahaba RiverKeeper plan to use their CFS funds to provide Paddle Green bags to their hundreds of river cleanup volunteers.

The Cahaba River is the primary source of drinking water for one-fourth of the citizens of Alabama, and Cahaba Riverkeeper participates in tracking and removing debris all along the river’s banks, typically in cooperation with other community organizations. Cahaba Riverkeeper’s mission is to defend the ecological integrity of the Cahaba River, its tributaries and watershed to ensure clean water, a healthy aquatic environment, and the status of recreational sites along the river.

Inspired to start your own local stewardship project? Apply for the CFS grant next year! Get more information here. Or just order yourself a Paddle Green Bag and take it with you the next time you hit the water. Paddle on, paddle green!

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