Paddling for a Cause
Spotlight on The Wrightsville Beach Outrigger Canoe Club
A local sports club partnered with the North Carolina Coastal Federation for a 120-mile journey with the goal of advocating for a clean environment.
The Wrightsville Beach Outrigger Canoe Club (WBOCC) recently began its trip up the North Carolina coast as part of the project “We the Water.” On September 14, the crew began the first leg of the project, which is slated to run for three years with the goal of paddling the entire state coastline.
The initiative aims to advocate for clean water, empower local communities, and bring awareness of contamination.
“Outrigger canoeing is a connection to the water like no other,” says KERRI ALLEN, North Carolina Coastal Federation Southeast Regional Office Manager and WBOCC board member. “I cannot think of a better way to tell the story of our coast than from the bow of a canoe and how we can all make a difference in protecting and restoring the place we call home.”
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