Monday, July 7, 2008

APS supporting the ''Cape Cod Bay Challenge''

Bob Babcock AKA.. Stoneaxe contacted me a while ago if I was interested in paddling his Cape Cod Bay Challenge . - A 22 Mile Stand-up Paddle Marathon to Promote Ocean Conservation and Coastal Clean Up . This August 9th, 2008 a small group of stand-up paddle surfers will attempt a 22 mile marathon paddle across Cape Cod Bay from Plymouth to Provincetown to raise awareness and money to help stop the ever growing problem of pollution in our oceans and along our shores. Trash in the ocean kills more than one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals and turtles each year through ingestion and entanglement. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Ocean Conservancy, a non-profit dedicated to promoting healthy and diverse ocean ecosystems. Part of the proceeds of this event will go towards the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup Campaign on September 20, 2008. The International Coastal Cleanup is a year-round volunteer effort to keep our oceans and waterways free of trash – and healthier for humans and marine life.

Unfortunately I can not attend the event but I promised Bob that I would donate so, I'll be sending Atlantic Paddle Surfing T-Shirts up for the volunteers and paddlers in the event.

If you concerned about your aquatic environment check out the the ''Ocean Conservancy'' site. ......The water is our playground...

For any of you that might be interested in donating you'll find the donation form at our website

All proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Ocean Conservancy

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