A non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the remaining structures on the island through a combination of volunteerism and fund raising. Pollepel Island sits like a sentinel in the gap between Breakneck Ridge and Storm King Mountain. Local Indians suspected the place was haunted, daring to visit only during daylight. Early Dutch settlers noted that the island marked the end of the difficult navigational passage through the Hudson Highlands.
Caring for the Hudson River Valley...
Scenic Hudson is a 35-year old non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the ecosystems, unique landscapes, and historic fabrics of the Hudson River Valley. Our mission is to enhance and protect the lands along the majestic 315-mile-long Hudson River between Albany and Manhattan.
For more than three decades, as guardian and crusader, we've worked to ensure a legacy of thousands of acres of ecologically significant tributaries and spawning grounds, working farms, historic view sheds, romantic landscapes, an entire mountain ridge line, riverfront parks, wildlife preserves, even a civil war foundry.
HRWA is a not-for-profit organization established in 1992 for the purposes of promoting knowledge of and access to the Hudson River and adjacent waterways of the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Vermont for the recreational use of small watercraft, primarily self or human propelled; Promoting and developing a continuous Watertrail for recreational watercraft linking the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway via the Hudson River, Erie & Champlain Canal systems and Lake Champlain; Promoting and developing a series of launch access points and overnight campsites along the banks of the Watertrail for use by small watercraft; and promoting an ethic of user stewardship and responsible use of the natural resources of the Hudson River Valley and adjacent waters. HRWA works in close cooperation with federal, state, regional, and local governmental agencies in the New York State.
Everyone who paddles on the Hudson River should be a member of the Hudson River Watertrail Association (HRWA). The guide book alone is worth the price of membership.
A environmental organization looking over the quality of the Hudson River. Riverkeeper, one of the premier guardians of the nation's waters and watersheds. In an effort to maintain the ecological integrity of our national biological resources, Riverkeeper fosters, promotes and advocates direct citizen involvement and enforcement of environmental laws.
The Long Island Soundkeeper Fund, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of Long Island Sound. At our website, you have the opportunity to make a difference together with those who care about the Sound, its wetlands and watershed. Some of our featured topics include NYC Sewage Dumping, Ron Whitely's Fishing Forum, The Pull for the Sound Race, a lighthouse contest, Soundkeeper's Jerry Garcia T-shirt, and more.
This is the official site of the BCU. It has some useful information. The British Canoe Union (BCU) is the Governing Body for the sport and recreation of canoeing and kayaking in the UK. It represents the interests of canoeists at local, national and international level, and is a member of the International Canoe Federation.
Site dedicated to interests of North American BCU paddlers.
The Sea Touring Committee of the British Canoe Union
We are the specialist committee of the BCU responsible for all matters relating to sea paddling. We work closely with all types of sea paddler as well as HM Coastguard. If you live near the coast and would like to take up canoeing on the sea then we can help you too by pointing you in the direction of your nearest club and giving you dates of courses where you can learn to paddle with the comfort of experienced, qualified canoeists.
Canoe Association for Northern Ireland (CANI)
Northern Ireland - Contact the c/o Dawn Coulter, The House of Sport, Upper Malone Road, Belfast BT9 5LA - Phone: 01247 469907
Office hours Tues. 9:30 -1.pm Weds eve 7-9 PM, Thurs. - 1:30 PM - 5 PM & Fridays 9:30-2 PM
The Downtown Boathouse is an all volunteer organization dedicated to providing public access to the Hudson River in New York City. The boathouse offers free launching of kayaks from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM weekends and holidays, and a number of public boating programs. Phone (212) 385-8169
Utilizing a grant from the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Long Island Sound (LIS) Fund to produce a canoe/kayak in-water trail guide for the Norwalk Islands. This guide was inspired by other in-water trail guides that were developed by the Connecticut River Estuary Regional Planning Agency and funded by the DEP LIS Fund for areas located along the lower reaches of the Connecticut River. This trail guide is designed to provide natural resource and environmental information on the Norwalk Islands and to promote safe paddling.
A Connecticut Kayak Club. ConnYak is a non-profit club that is open to all paddlers interested in sea kayaking from any location. Membership in ConnYak is open to all paddlers interested in sharing the diverse activities associated with this sport.
Sebago Canoe Club is located on Paerdegat Basin. The bay encompasses 10,000 acres and is part of the Gateway National Recreation Area.. Sebago Canoe Club, one of the few remaining canoe clubs in New York City, occupies land that was once the summer encampment of the Canarsie Indians. Now over 50 years old, the canoe club was originally based on Lake Sebago in Harriman State park, where we continue to maintain rustic cabin facilities.
The Touring Kayak Club of New York
The Touring Kayak Club of New York is located in beautiful City Island, just 30 minutes from Manhattan. The Touring Kayak Club was founded in 1927 - They are one of the oldest kayak clubs in the metropolitan area. The website seems to be inactive; however their address is 205 Beach Street, City Island, NY 10464. You might try phoning them during the season at 718-885-3193.
Includes a Technique page with some good articles.
"The New South Wales Sea Kayak Club (NSWSKC) was established by a group of enthusiastic paddlers to further the sport of Sea Kayaking. Although many of us enjoy the solitude of paddling alone, we recognize that more ambitious trips are best undertaken in company, and that we have much to learn from our fellow paddlers.
The NSWSKC consists of over 240 paddlers (1999 membership) spread primarily through NSW and the ACT, with a smattering of members worldwide. The prime aim of the Club is to provide a means by which sea kayakers of all experience levels can participate in activities, develop their skills and exchange knowledge in a sociable environment."
The Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club is a501(c)3 non-profit organization providing access to the river, boat storage, boat building and paddling activities. The YPRC, once the home of Olympic canoe racers, has again become a dynamic group of paddlers with multiple interests ranging from boat building, Greenland technique, and community involvement.
This is a great list of most of the Kayak Clubs worldwide.