Paddle For the Sound 2021

July 23 – August 1

Paddle, sail, or walk to support Save the Sound

We’re back and staying virtual this year for Paddle for the Sound 2021!

Test your skills on the open waters and terrain this summer. Participate in a friendly virtual competition to see who can cover the most distance and raise awareness to protect our regional environment. Paddle for the Sound celebrates the rivers, lakes, forests, and all greenspaces that make the Long Island Sound region truly spectacular.

Support the great outdoors — in your own backyard! Make it a family event and raise money to benefit your regional environmental leader: Save the Sound. Your support keeps your Long Island Soundkeeper on the water tracking down pollution at its source; prevents trash from making its way into our waterways; protects our native and migratory fish species; and so much more. And you make it happen just by getting outside and paddleboarding, kayaking, sailing, or walking this summer!

Prizes for the farthest distance (cumulative) will be given to active participants who paddle, sail, or walk for the Sound over nine days, from July 23 – August 1. Stay tuned to find out how you can “raise your paddle” and participate in our online silent auction.

Please click here to visit our informational page for a full description of how to register, create your fundraiser, win prizes, and participate in the silent auction!

How to Register

Register in one of three categories: Paddle/Kayak, Sailboat and Land Lover, to compete against others participating in the same way. Youth (14 and under) tickets are available in any of the categories of participation.

Registration includes a Save the Sound buff, float key chain, and unique Paddle for the Sound hat!

Create your crowdfunding page!

After you have registered, you will received a link to set-up your own fundraising page so you can raise funds and awareness for Save the Sound among your friends and family. You’ll be able to set fundraising goals and share your progress with your supporters as you paddle, kayak, sail or walk!

Even if you can’t participate in the event you can still help support our work by signing up for your fundraising page here. All funds raised will go directly toward keeping our waters plastic and pollution free, restoring habitats for native and migratory species, and preserving our open spaces for generations to come. Also compete and win prizes for the most money raised!

Raise Your Paddle in Our Online Auction

For the second year, Paddle for the Sound will include an online auction that will run from July 18 – August 1.

Auction items range from kayaking experiences to beautiful beach-themed décor including:

  • A private boat ride on the Sound for five
  • Four hockey tickets to see the Bridgeport Islanders
  • A private virtual trivia party for up to 100 people

Click here to view the auction site, and remember to save your favorite items so you’re ready on July 18!

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Join the fight! Memberships start at just $25 – support that’s badly needed now for a healthy, sustainable environment over the long term.

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Monday, May 23, 5:30 p.m.
Dana Dam Site Walk - Please join us for a site visit led by our project team, who will talk about plans for removing the 90-foot-long dam and restoring a portion of the River to a natural meandering path instead of its current straight line along the adjacent Metro North Railroad tracks.

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