Saturday, July 11, 2015

It's Stewardship Saturday!

For this week’s Stewardship Saturday, we will take a look at Paddle Without Pollution (PWP), a group that uses volunteers in kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards to restore and protect the waterways of Western Pennsylvania.

PWP’s mission is to restore and protect the health of the rivers, streams, lakes, and wetlands of Pennsylvania through hands-on stewardship and education, thereby benefiting the region's communities, economy, and quality of life. Over the past three years, the PWP Water Warriors have removed more than 42 tons of illegally dumped debris and litter from waterways in Western Pennsylvania. Approximately 300 volunteers participate in their organized watershed stewardship events annually.

This year, PWP will be using their Club Fostered Stewardship grant funds to support their 2015 Watershed Stewardship Campaign, which will include at least 12 cleanups of local creeks, rivers, and lakes through October 2015. If you're in the area and you would like to help out, please fill out their Water Warrior volunteer form

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

To learn more about the great work Paddle Without Pollution is doing, visit their website:

Are you inspired to start your own local stewardship project? Apply for some CFS grant funds of your own--you can get more information on that here
In the meantine, order yourself a Paddle Green Bag and join the ACA's Stream to Sea Initiative today

Stewardship Saturday is an ongoing theme of the ACA Water Blog where we we shine a spotlight on organizations and individuals who are working hard to make the world a better place to paddle. Want to be featured? Email ACA Communications Coordinator Catharine Lloyd at to tell her about the stewardship work you are doing in your local community.

Paddle often, #PaddleGreen!

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