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A GUIDED TOUR WITH ROCHELLE NEUMANN

It was hot, humid and very summer like when we launched on our Manatee Mini Tour today. My glasses fogged up as soon as I took two paddle strokes. I prefer that too being blown back to the dock however. My gang of newbies all stood up and paddled off with no difficulties. That’s always nice.

As we headed across the Manatee Pocket we scanned the water for signs of turtles, dolphins or manatees. The water was surprisingly clear after last night’s heavy rain.

Right after we entered the little Manatee Creek I spotted something that looked like a manatee. We investigated and no go. Many mangrove crabs were spotted as we cruised under the bridge and we learned about the three species of mangrove as we went. After exploring the island area we headed back to the bridge. We were almost to it when I turned and saw Manatee foot prints approaching behind us. We were being followed by manatees. They swam right under us and then we followed them for a bit. They were very relaxed and just chilling out. They were rolling around and sticking their backs out of the water. What a privilege to get to share the water with gentle creatures like that!

SURFER’S FOR AUTISM EVENT – DEERFIELD BEACH April 2015

Jun 11, 2015

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We were stoked to join the Titan Paddle Team at the Deerfield Beach Surfer’s For Autism Event in April 2015.

It was more than just a simple beach event – it was Paddle Board Mania!!  Complete with a figure 8 SUPRACE, Kids Race, Relay Race, Treasure Hunt AND (wait for it……)  SUP DODGE BALL!!!!

Thanks for allowing us to be a part of the team guys!  It was awesome!

 

 

PADDLEFEST 2015 was a HUGE Success! 

We want to thank EVERYONE for coming and supporting us and the awesome charities involved.  

After expenses, we had raised a little over $2900 for our charities!

Job Well Done EVERYONE!

The amazing charities we supported with PADDLEFEST 2015 are stated below, along with a little bio on each.  Please take the time to really get to know these LOCAL charities and see how YOU can help!

http://www.keepmartinbeautiful.org/

Keep Martin Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, and provides proven, practical programs that promote:

 Individual responsibility  Education  Partnerships  Volunteerism

The programs of Keep Martin Beautiful provide sustainable solutions for volunteers to make a direct impact in their communities through their own individual actions. These efforts to reduce waste through public/private partnerships and strategic alliances motivate and encourage individuals and communities to clean up, beautify and improve their environment, while creating a safer and more livable Martin County.

Project L.I.F.T. (Life Initiatives for Teens)    http://www.projectliftmc.com/ 

is an organization with a primary investment in the lives of youth who are struggling with Drug and Alcohol Abuse. Through Intensive Substance Abuse Treatment Project LIFT works to provide an innovative experience utilizing the skilled trades to change the course of the youth’s life.

 

http://www.dolphinecology.org/

The Dolphin Ecology Project is a  501(C)3 not-for profit corporation. Our mission is to support research & education on interactions between dolphins & the environment to promote the restoration & conservation of marine & estuarine ecosystems.

http://escmc.org/

The Environmental Studies Council, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, was established in 1978 to support, protect and enhance the unique environmental education programs of the Environmental Studies Center in Martin County, Florida. The Council promotes and extends environmental awareness through community education and outreach. Please explore our site to learn more!

 

Florida Oceanographic Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1964 with the mission to inspire environmental stewardship of Florida’s coastal ecosystems through education and research. Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center is a 57-acre marine life nature center located on Hutchinson Island in Stuart, FL situated between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean. As a leading state and nationally recognized environmental organization, Florida Oceanographic offers EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS to people of all ages and conducts RESEARCH and RESTORATION programs that lead to healthy coastal ecosystems. http://www.floridaocean.org/ http://riverscoalition.org/riverkidz/ River Kidz, a program that was started by two Sewall’s Point fifth grade girls in 2011, now has hundreds of members,  has a workbook, is taught in many private and public schools, and has divisions in St Lucie and Lee counties. Kids have been taught about the environment for years, so why is River Kidz different? River Kidz is different because it teaches kids how to advocate. River Kidz’ mission is to “speak out, get involved and raise awareness because we believe kids should have a voice in the future of our rivers.”