This fundraiser closed 5 months ago
Beginning May 11th, Tennessee Riverkeeper will begin our Stand Up for Our Rivers, Explore the Tennessee River 2013: Stand Up Paddle Board Challenge. Sean Miller, owner of Miller Fitness has taken the challenge to paddle from Chattanooga, TN, to the AL/MS state line on a Stand Up Paddle Board. Karen Thomas, board president of Tennessee Riverkeeper, Cookie Stoner, TNRK board member and SUP event coordinator, Mark Martin, Liz Brown, and Riverkeeper David Whiteside along with other volunteers will be joining Sean in canoes, kayaks and ground support on this 250 mile trip to raise awareness about the pollution issues the Tennessee River faces and what can be and is currently being done to improve water quality. The fundraising goal, benefitting the non-profit organization Tennessee Riverkeeper, for this event is $10,000 ( $10 for each square mile of the Tennessee River watershed).
The mission of Tennessee Riverkeeper is to protect the Tennessee River and its tributaries by enforcing environmental laws and educating the public. The communities of the Tennessee Valley are all interconnected neighbors upstream and downstream and everyone needs clean water, whether you're black or white, rich or poor, Republican or Democrat. We advocate for the watershed to ensure that future generations will inherit safe, clean water in their communities.