[NYCkayaker] Kayak on your drinking water!

Erik Baard erikbaard@gmail.com
Fri Jun 7 17:43:45 EDT 2013


Sorry, 330am typo: NYC Department of Environmental Protection, not
conservation. My apologies.

Erik

On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 3:29 AM, Erik Baard <erikbaard@gmail.com> wrote:

> Good morning,
>
> HarborLAB is introducing free public paddling to the NYC reservoir system,
> for education and to engender civic stewardship. We're deeply grateful to
> the Catskill Watershed Corporation for its education grant to double our
> fleet with ten Malibu 2 XL sit-on-top kayaks and five Old Town Saranac
> canoes, plus all needed paddles and life vests (this mirror's our initial
> estuary fleet). We're equally grateful to the New York City Department of
> Environmental Conservation for its support of our grant application and for
> its environmental education expertise.
>
> This is the UN International Year of Water Cooperation, and the UN Federal
> Credit Union is one of HarborLAB's chief sponsors. We hope our programs can
> remind us of our drinking water wealth, which is rare, and our duty to
> foster equitable access to sanitary supplies. Yesterday Bob Huszar, Donna
> Stein, and Sandy Sobanski spotlighted dangers to public drinking water
> supplies, from environmental damage and commercial commodification. Bob
> apologized for the topic being not entirely germane to a kayaking email
> list, so I thought it might be a good time to pipe up about HarborLAB's
> coming Watershed Wonder Tours, which bring lessons from the Downtown
> Boathouse and others to the mountains.  Also, schools and community groups
> wishing to paddle with us can save on transportation costs by applying for
> another watershed grant by July 15, so delaying our announcement would be a
> disservice.
>
> Please see this link for more:
>
> http://harborlab.org/2013/06/07/watershed-wonder-tours/
>
> I'm truly indebted to HarborLAB's other board members for their abilities
> and commitment to this work. They include CUNY LaGuardia Community College
> faculty department heads, the founder of the New York Environmental Law and
> Justice Project, and the manager of Hour Children's afterschool and summer
> programs.
>
> We welcome paddlers from other boating groups to volunteer with us -- our
> drinking water is a shared legacy and trust.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Erik
>
> --
> Erik Baard
> The 2011 Greenest New Yorker<http://thebeat.iloveny.com/i-love-new-york-announces-the-2011-greenest-nyer-3604.html>
> !
>
> LEARNING ADVENTURE BOATING!
> Founder, HarborLAB
> http://www.facebook.com/HarborLAB
>
> FREE APPLE TREES!
> Founder, Newtown Pippin Restoration and Celebration
> www.newtownpippin.org
>
> FREE KAYAKING!
> Founder, LIC Community Boathouse
> www.licboathouse.org
>
> Your Urban Wilderness Community:
> www.naturecalendar.com
>



-- 
Erik Baard
The 2011 Greenest New
Yorker<http://thebeat.iloveny.com/i-love-new-york-announces-the-2011-greenest-nyer-3604.html>
!

LEARNING ADVENTURE BOATING!
Founder, HarborLAB
http://www.facebook.com/HarborLAB

FREE APPLE TREES!
Founder, Newtown Pippin Restoration and Celebration
www.newtownpippin.org

FREE KAYAKING!
Founder, LIC Community Boathouse
www.licboathouse.org

Your Urban Wilderness Community:
www.naturecalendar.com



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