June 15, 2008 · 10:00 AM
Leo Ryan Park
People Paddle for the Planet
A Paddling FUNraiser for the Environment
June 15 10am-1pm Paddling
Aquanfest Adventure Sport and Environmental Festival June 14-15 10:00-4:00pm.
200 Paddlers and 25+ Environmental Organizations Raising Bucks for the Planet
Proceeds benefit up to 30 Northern California environmental organizations.
People Paddle is designed to allow not-for-profit organizations recruit paddlers who will "champion" their cause. The paddling "champions" register to paddle and to select a not-for-profit for which to raise pledges online. Catalyst for Youth, our host organization, retains 15% to cover event expenses and additional liability insurance, then sends 85% of pledges to the championed not-for-profits after the event.
This list is subject to change at any time solely at the discretion of the event management. Environmental agencies currently listed as eligible to receive funds from People Paddle for the Planet include:
Catalyst for Youth
4-H of San Mateo County
Acterra Action for a Sustainable Earth
Coyote Point Museum for Environmental Education
Earth Island Institute
Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC)
Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association
Marine Science Institute
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA
San Francisco Baykeeper
San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI)
San Mateo County Parks and Recreations
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society
Sequoia Audubon Society - San Mateo County
Surfrider Foundation - San Francisco Chapter
Surfrider Foundation - San Mateo County Chapter
The Bay Institute (TBI)
Volunteers for Outdoor California -- V-O-CAL
Others to be announced
This list as of March, 2008.
More being added all the time. Know of an NPO who might want to participate them? Have them contact us.