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Earth Day Paddle to raise funds to support Kentucky clean water projects

Photo of canoeing on Harrods Creek courtesy of www.louisvilleareacanoeandkayak.org

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 10, 2012) — A free-form interpretive paddle on Harrods Creek in Louisville will help celebrate Earth Day and raise funds for clean water efforts.

The April 22 event, sponsored by Kentucky Waterways Alliance, River City Canoe and Kayak and Mayor Greg Fischer will begin with the paddle at noon. A reception will follow from 4 to 6 p.m.

The launch will be from either Captain’s Quarters, 5700 Captain’s Quarters Road or the River City Canoe and Kayak Base, 814 Cherokee Road. The $30 fee includes paddle with interpretive stops, reception at Captain’s Quarters with appetizers and live music.

The interpretive stations — manned by groups such as Get Outdoors Kentucky, Greater Louisville Sierra Club, Kentucky Natural Lands Trust, the Louisville Rowing Club, Kids Grow Kentucky and several others — will be interspersed throughout the paddle.

Tickets are available online at www.kwalliance.org.  Rental costs not are included in the participation fee, and reservations are required for all rentals.

For more information about equipment rental, call River City Canoe & Kayak at 1-502 384-3737.

All proceeds, including rental costs, benefit Kentucky Waterways Alliance, which has been a leader in the fight against pollution in the state’s waterways since 1993.


The alliance works with communities on local watershed issues and at state and national levels, advocating for the best regulations to protect Kentucky streams.

To learn more, visit  www.kwalliance.org.