Better World Program & Nonprofit Paddles
Cumberland Kayak is committed to environmental sustainability. As part of our 2% for a Better World program, we donate 2% of all sales to non-profits that are making a difference in our community. Each month, 1% of all sales goes to our non-profit partners for river cleanups, Cumberland River Compact and Turnip Green Creative Reuse. Fundraiser paddles for additional nonprofits will be announced below. Come kayak for a cause and make the world a better place!
Paddling for Water
Three million people and thousands of species depend on clean and abundant water from the Cumberland River. The Cumberland River Compact's efforts in education, restoration, and outreach all contribute to keeping our water healthy. They work on root problems of water pollution and give people the tools to be smart, impactful stewards of their watershed.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Kayak
Turnip Green Creative Reuse diverts materials from the landfill (200+ tons and counting) and reroutes them to students, teachers, and creatives in underfunded communities. Their mission of fostering creativity and sustainability through reuse is executed through a second hand art supply retail space, arts education outreach, 2 reuse galleries, and a studio space that is open to the community. Because this innovative nonprofit is growing so quickly, proceeds will support Turnip Green's new building campaign!
2019 Nonprofit Fundraiser Paddles
Book online and we’ll donate $10 to the listed nonprofit!
Paddling for Clean Streams - Thursday Aug 1, 6 PM
Founded in 1999, the Harpeth Conservancy mission is to restore and protect clean water and healthy ecosystems for rivers in Tennessee by employing scientific expertise and collaborative relationships to develop, promote and support broad community stewardship and action.
Paddle for Pets - Thursday Aug 8, 5 PM
Pet Community Center provides low-cost, high-quality care so that pets can stay happy, healthy, and in a home with the people who love them. Their goal is to reach a 90% live release rate at the Metro Nashville animal shelter, meaning that 90% of animals leave the shelter alive through adoption, return to owner, or transfer.
Paddle for Healing - Thursday Aug 15, 5 PM
Thistle Farms is a community of women healing from prostitution, trafficking & addiction. It includes a two year residential program, social enterprises that employ survivors,and an education and outreach program for the public.
Paddle for Animal Rescue - Saturday Sep 14, 5 PM
Agape Animal Rescue is dedicated to finding forever homes for abandoned and displaced dogs while educating the public to be more responsible pet owners.
To Book: Select the 5 Pm Skyline Paddle on Saturday 9/14 pm on our booking page. You will be with the Agape group and we will make the donation to Agape. Thanks!
Paddling for Preservation - Saturday Sep 21, 5 PM
TennGreen protects Tennessee’s most valuable natural treasures. Their works has conserved incredible places like Cummins Falls, Devilstep Hollow, Grassy Cove, and Virgin Falls.
To Book: Select the 5 Pm Skyline Paddle on Saturday 9/21 pm on our booking page. You will be with the TennGreen group and we will make the donation to TennGreen. Thanks!
Golden Pheasant Triathlon - Sunday Oct 13, 2019
Walk Bike Nashville is working to build a more walkable, bikeable, and livable Nashville.
The 2nd Annual Golden Pheasant Triathlon will be Sunday, September 15th! More details TBA soon.
Paddle for Wildlife Rehabilitation
Walden’s Puddle provides care and treatment to sick, injured and orphaned Native Tennessee Wildlife. They are the only professionally-staffed wildlife rehabilitation and education facility in Middle Tennessee, and they do not charge for services or receive any federal or state funding at this time.