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What else we do

A free walk-up kayaking program is just one of the initiatives we support aimed at improving public access to safe water

Our initiatives

Public kayaking program

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Summer youth program

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Water quality testing

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2018 Impact Report

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Public kayaking program

43 program days
7,028 paddlers
1,731 youth paddlers
231 volunteers

National paddlers

We had paddlers from 41 of the 50 states, plus Puerto Rico. New Yorkers made up the largest number of paddlers but we’re equally proud of the lone paddler from Alaska and the two paddlers from Hawaii.

Top 5 states
New York 5,589
New Jersey 277
California 120
Florida 64
Maryland 59

International Paddlers

This year we had paddlers from 37 countries participate in our program. As a matter of fact, international paddlers made up 7% of our total number for 2018. Nearly 25% of our international paddlers were under the age of 18.

Top 5 countries
United Kingdom 103
Canada 58
Spain 58
Germany 41
France 39

 
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Summer youth program

277 youth paddlers
59% from Title I schools

 
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Water quality testing

 

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