In a two-week celebration of water — the earth’s most vital natural resource — participants in 14 U.S. states grabbed their paddles (or in some cases, rubber duckies) and joined Stroud Water Research Center’s inaugural Clean Water Paddle Push.
From families enjoying their backyard ponds to research scientists relaxing with some paddling time after spending a day taking samples, a collective 225 hours were logged on the water. Participants and sponsors also contributed $3,030 to help support the Stroud Center’s freshwater research, watershed education, and watershed restoration programs.
We’ve highlighted some of our favorite photos here, but you can search #CleanWaterPaddlePush on Instagram to view more photos!
Thanks to our sponsors American Pension, GreenWeaver Landscapes, and Wear for Good for their support of this event. If you missed out on the fun this year, keep an eye on our events page and join us for next year’s Clean Water Paddle Push. We’re hoping to expand to more states and countries!