#PenPaddle2017 is 5 days and 1 massive storm away!

The time is nigh for concerned residents, researchers, officials, paddlers, SUPers and other citizens of Cape Town to paddle across the peninsula raising awareness of the poor state of our waterways! What better year to be involved in a cause educating the population about the need to care for our natural resources than this?

We are excited to announce that the Freshwater Research Centre will be joining the paddle this year. After we cross Princess Vlei, the educational branch of FRC, Living Labs will have a freshwater science exhibition available for participants, their supporters and bystanders to view and experience. Make sure that if you’re a seconder or were planning to come and support that you include this in your days itinerary as this will most definitely be a highlight of the paddle in 2017.

With the paddle being capped at 80 participants and time running out we would like to encourage you to spread the message about this paddle by promoting it to your work colleagues, friends, family and anyone else who would be interested (which is everyone as water concerns us all!). If you are taking part in the physical paddle please make sure to register here soon! If getting down and dirty isn’t your thing then make sure to check out the paddle route map so you can come support the cause and spread the message.

As with previous years we will be hosting a small prize giving, soup & rolls and motivational talk by Greg Bertish at the Milnerton Canoe Club after the paddle. This year is sure to be the best paddle yet, we can’t wait to spend another day out on the water(as low as it may be) with fellow citizens of Cape Town and with only 5 days to go, now is the time to start sharing, talking and most importantly, saving and looking after the most important resource of them all, water!.

See you all after the storm!

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