Join the Flotilla and help protect the Sound.
The Flotilla is about paddlers coming together to protect the Sound so if you love the Sound and you love to paddle, join the Flotilla.
Hundreds of us are paddling together – in a Flotilla of kayaks and paddle boards – from Cove Island Park in Stamford and Weed Beach in Darien to Boccuzzi Park on Stamford Harbor, where we’ll celebrate with great food, drinks and music – a classic beach party. Along the way, we’ll be fully supported by guide boats with water, snacks and aid, if we need it. Check out the route.
We even have a shuttle to get you and your kayak/board back to where you started.
Do it with Friends! Create a Flotilla Team
A 4-mile paddle is very achievable, even for novice paddlers, but make it more fun; paddle with friends and family. Start a family and friends team and get the entire crew to paddle to support an important cause. Want to start a team at work? Start your team, give it a fun name and invite your co-workers to join. Maybe your company will support you with a donation or team shirts.
How Does the Flotilla Protect Long Island Sound?
Now more than ever we need to protect our local environment and every paddler can make waves for the Sound. Long Island Sound is a precious, but fragile resource that is often taken for granted. We enjoy it, but taking care of it is always someone else’s job. That approach won’t work. It will jeopardize the future health of the Sound and all the benefits we receive from it.
Fundraising for the Flotilla
Here’s where you come in: Everyone paddling in the Flotilla – adults and children – will raise at least $150 in donations to support SoundWaters education programs. See the FAQ below for more details on fundraising.
Don’t be intimidated. Fundraising is as easy as customizing your personal page and sending an email to friends and family asking for their support. They can make a donation right there on your page. Here’s what a fundraising page looks like. Check out the Fundraising tab below for tips and tools to make it even easier – you can even copy our emails!
SoundWaters teaches over 32,000 students per year about the science of Long Island Sound. Those students will grow up to become the environmental stewards of the future, taking care of the Sound when they get older. That’s how SoundWaters protects Long Island Sound through education. Your fundraising will support that critical mission.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 203-406-3303.