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Clearwater's Paddle for Our Hudson

Friday, May 25th- Friday, July 26th


Supporting a clean and healthy Hudson River

Clearwater's Paddle for Our Hudson

$50 Sign up to explore the beautiful Hudson Valley and support Clearwater


Hudson River Sloop Clearwater is proud to announce our newest fundraiser, Paddle for Our Hudson! Embark on a summer challenge that gets you out on the water while raising funds for a good cause. From Memorial Day weekend to the end of July, keep track of the distance you paddle and raise money for each mile through donations from your peers. Whether on a canoe, kayak, a rowboat or stand up paddle board, all are welcome to Paddle for Our Hudson! 
Sign up to participate and become a fundraiser to accept donations for the miles you paddle.
Gather support of friends and family, explore your local environment, raise funds and have fun! 
Don't live in the Hudson Valley? You can participate from anywhere that you can paddle!  

The Challenge

Can you paddle 55 miles for Clearwater’s 55th sailing season?

With 2 months to complete the challenge, can you paddle 55 miles for Clearwater's 55th sailing season? While this is a suggested goal, please note that any distance paddled is a huge support. Every mile paddled and dollar raised go towards supporting clean and healthy Hudson River ecosystems and communities! You can feel proud knowing that you are raising your paddle to support Hudson River Sloop Clearwater's award-winning environmental education and advocacy programs.


How to Join

To participate, register here and pay the $50 entry fee + processing charge. Remember that this fee will go towards your total amount of money fundraised for the cause! 

Become a Fundraiser

Don't forget the most important part: to set up a fundraising page that you can share with your community. They can choose to donate to your individual campaign and follow your journey. This is a peer driven fundraiser and will not work without personal campaigning and fundraising efforts of participants. Create your customized page to build excitement for your activities and enable donations from friends and family. Share your progress and experiences on social media and encourage your followers to support you! 

Paddle for Our Hudson Shirts

Paddle in style with a 2024 limited edition Paddle for Our Hudson T-shirt!

Represent our first ever paddling fundraiser while you're out on the water! While it is not required, we strongly encourage that you purchase a shirt when participating in the event. Wearing the Paddle shirt will help spread the word about the fundraiser and Clearwater's mission. You might get other people involved by representing your efforts as you paddle! Every purchase goes directly towards supporting a clean and healthy Hudson River, so that we can continue to enjoy the water for years to come. Click here to purchase through Clearwater's Bonfire store. 


Add Photos and Share Your Adventures

What would a paddling challenge be without great photos of happy people in beautiful places? Your photos could inspire others to take up the challenge!
Share your photos with participants by going to the Photos under the Results tab and search for your name or bib number. Create your own album to track your journey. For further instructions go to How to Upload Photos.
But don't stop there! 
Share your images to social media and tag us!


An After Party with Clearwater!

Join us on Saturday, August 3, 2024, as we celebrate the first annual Paddle for Our Hudson! Live music, food, and drink will help to wrap up this one-of-a-kind event at the Clearwater headquarters in Beacon, NY. 

Paddle participants get a free ticket to the after party. 

More information to come! 

Your Participation Supports Clearwater's Education Programs

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater is a member-supported, non-profit organization whose mission is to protect the Hudson River by inspiring lifelong stewardship of the river and its tributaries through education and advocacy. Founded in 1969, Clearwater has been advocating and working for a cleaner and healthier Hudson River watershed for over 50 years. Clearwater operates an iconic 106’ wooden sailboat taking thousands of children, families, and individuals out on the river each sailing season. Clearwater offers a variety of Hudson River-based environmental education programs. Our signature program is the “Sailing Classroom” aboard the Sloop Clearwater which has become a model for onboard education programs across the country. Learn more at

Your contribution to Paddle for Our Hudson helps ensure we can continue our environmental education, Youth Empowerment, and advocacy work for generations to come.


Not Able to Paddle?

Not able to paddle, but still want to help? You can Support Participants or Donate to the Paddle for Our Hudson to support Clearwater's work.

Paddle Website

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