Saturday, May 16, 2015

Happy Stewardship Saturday

It's that time of the week again! Stewardship Saturday is when we shine a spotlight on organizations and individuals working hard to protect our waterways and make the world a better place to paddle. 

Currently, we are focusing on each of our 2015 Club Fostered Stewardship (CFS) Grant recipients. These organizations are doing great work across the country, and we hope they inspire you to take action in your own communities to improve your local waterways.

Through funds provided by L.L. Bean, the ACA's Club Fostered Stewardship (CFS) Program has provided nearly $130,000 to over 135 different stewardship initiatives since its inception thirteen years ago. 

Today, please join us in recognizing Eaton Rapids Adventure Club, part of the Eaton Rapids Public Schools System of Michigan. The schools provide high school completion opportunities to disenfranchised youth within the community.

Eaton Rapids Adventure Club plans to use its CFS grant funds to organize a clean-up of the Grand River. The participants will complete two basic ACA quick start courses before safely and effectively removing debris from the Grand River waterway using kayaks and canoes. 

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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