Monday, June 23, 2008

Paddle, paddle, paddle your boat

The 27th annual LL Bean Paddle Sports Festival held in Freeport, Maine was a time for families to explore the water sport world.  Sea kayaking is one of the fastest growing sports in our country.  The festival provided the opportunity to test a variety of kayaks and canoes in beautiful Casco Bay.  With more and more people recreating on the water, it is important to learn, and practice, the Leave No Trace skills and ethics.  Although paddlers have little impact on the water itself, land managers are finding significant impacts on the shorelines and wildlife that live there.  Practicing Leave No Trace will help minimize the impacts on the 95, 440 miles of shoreline in this country.  
Safe Travels...
~Tracy and Kate, e-tour 2008

1 comment:

Stephen said...

Kate and Tracy,

It was great meeting you in Freeport and I am now a proud member of Leave no Trace. I was in Freeport for a USTA Tennis Event, but I am also an avid kayaking, hiker and outdoorsman. As a single dad of three active teens, I was glad to share the information you provided, love the t-shirt and proudly display the sticker on my car.

I hope you have had great adventures and thanks for all you do.

Steve M - RI & ME