The Surfrider Foundation's Washington Chapters are organizing a Paddle Out for Clean Water on September 13th 2008 at Golden Gardens Park in Seattle WA. You are invited to paddle out on surfboards, kayaks, standup paddleboards, canoes, and etcetera. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness of the state of our water quality, the issues that are making it so, and what we can do to help rectify the situation. We will also be showing our support to Save Sand Point.
We have a goal of getting 100 people in the water on this afternoon. It would be hard for the public to ignore such a large gathering of water lovers and the messages we want to send. This will be an all day green event. From 10am-1pm we will have a beach cleanup, then the 2pm-4pm paddle out and circle formation, followed by a 5pm potluck and bonfire. Everyone is asked to please bring your own reusable eating tools (plates, forks, cups, etcetera). We also ask that you please bring your food item in a reusable-serving dish. We are aiming to join fun and awareness into one event.
- Melanie Mercer, Seattle Chapter Volunteer-Coordinator