THE DATE HAS BEEN SET FOR THIS YEAR’S GRAND RIVER ADVENTURE!!!
April 26th – May 2 2015
Extending the invitation to the community and paddlers to join us once again…. If you want to help protect and preserve the river with us, stay tuned for more information and GET INVOLVED! Here’s a peak at some great video footage captured from last years adventure.
What is The Grand River Adventure?
An annual canoe trip covering over 250 kms over seven days to raise funds for tree planting through the GRCA.
Derek Lippert and JP Bartle (of the landscape firm Quiet Nature Ltd.) paddle the entire length of the Grand River from start to finish, from its humble beginnings north of Grand Valley to the waves of Lake Erie at Port Maitland. By providing a ‘source to mouth’ insight into the river, Derek and JP hope to increase awareness of watershed-wide environmental issues and tourism potential while raising funds for the Grand River Conservation Authority’s tree planting and naturalization efforts.
The Grand is the central river of our local watershed, the largest in southern Ontario. Over it’s 300 km length the Grand and its tributaries support nearly 1 million people, over 6 650 square kilometers, in 38 different cities, towns and municipalities. Its waters fill our taps and take away our treated sewage, irrigate our crops and nourish our wetlands. With an anticipated 30% growth in population over the next 20 years, the Grand will see more pressure than it’s ever known.
“HOW CAN I HELP AND BECOME INVOLVED?”
Simple….visit our Facebook page (below), email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call 519-632-5218.
WE ARE CURRENTLY RECRUITING CORPORATE SPONSORS, DONORS AND CANOEISTS TO AID IN FUNDRAISING EFFORTS.
Also feel free to contact us if you would like us to come speak/share our experiences with your school or place of work and don’t forget to follow the Grand River Adventure on Facebook
Protecting and preserving this Canadian Heritage River is important.
Please take a moment to learn more and watch
“Rainwater – A Paddler’s perspective on stormwater”