As you know Rivers for Change is a passion project of mine. I am delighted that this year we are expanding our Source to Sea School program to help train the next generation of environmental stewards. After two successful years of running the program on the Truckee River, we've expanded regionally to the East Coast!
This summer Rivers For Change will paddle the Lamprey River from Source To Sea, a 67-mile journey down a historic Wild & Scenic River in New Hampshire. Our team ran the river in May and is currently leading our Student Ambassadors from multiple school districts throughout the watershed down sections of the river from source to sea.
This program introduces students to not only a love of rivers and paddle sports but provides them with experiential environmental education. Students learn about the interconnected and interdependent world of water as they travel downstream and become source to sea literate.
Guest instructors from partnering organizations will join along and activities include topics ranging from the water cycle, carbon literacy, food literacy, plastic and waste, the climate crisis, to leave no trace ethics, and of course paddling and expedition skills. Most importantly, however, students will have the opportunity to engage with solutions for protecting the world's natural places!
In addition to learning and sharing about the Lamprey River watershed, its beauty, history, and diversity, this program engages locals, visits classrooms, hosts river cleanups, and community paddles and helps connect more people to this valuable resource.
We know that if kids are connected to rivers early, they’ll spend their lifetimes loving rivers and doing their best to protect them. We all know how well it worked for me :)
Help us reach our $5,000 goal! No matter what the size, every donation helps us ensure the success of this program.
Thank you so much for your support,
We're fortunate to have three important local partners on this program. The Lamprey River Advisory Committee helps communities protect and enjoy the Lamprey River through resource protection, research and outreach. The Lamprey River Watershed Association promotes the restoration, conservation, wise development and use of the natural resources of the Lamprey River Watershed. Seven Rivers Paddling is the leader in paddlesports training & adventure in the Lamprey River area and specializes in youth development.