The International Canoe Federation (ICF) is pleased to endorse Paddle for the Planet (P4P) as its primary environmental initiative for 2013.
All paddlers in the world share a concern for the quality of water they use for their sport and recreation. The ICF is committed to raising environmental awareness of waterways and taking actions to improve marine environmental conditions.
P4P’s primary project for 2013 is scheduled 1st June 2013. It is a one day global relay event in an effort to raise environmental awareness and give something back to the oceans.
Last year, P4P raised funds to strengthen protection measures for endangered marine species. Any group which does an environmental improvement activity connected with water can post their activities on the P4P Facebook page.
The ICF shares the marine environmental concerns of P4P and wishes to promote environmental awareness in its worldwide community. The ICF encourages all paddlers around the world to take part in the global paddling relay on the 1st June or to submit their own marine environmental projects anytime thereafter.
The International Canoe Federation has 158 member countries and is the global umbrella organisation for eight separate paddling disciplines including Canoe Sprint, Canoe Slalom, Canoe Marathon, Dragonboat, Canoe Freestyle, Canoe Polo, Wildwater Canoeing and Canoe Ocean Racing. It is also a member of the International Olympic Committee.
Paddle for the Planet began in 2011. It is a movement that unites paddlers and watermen for conservation. The signature event is the Global Paddling Relay.