Peninsula Paddle 2015

The 6th annual Peninsula Paddle takes place on Sunday the 7th of June 2015!

In 2010 and 2011 a handful of Cape Town paddlers noticed two important things:

1. The health of our city is seen in its waterways; and
2. The city’s waterways divide people rather than connecting them.

To overcome these issues, they founded the annual Peninsula Paddle, which draws attention to the state of Cape Town’s urban rivers. It’s a fun event. Anyone can participate and there is no cost. All you need is a kayak and the guts to paddle from Muizenberg to Milnerton! Over 100 paddlers have already taken up the challenge.

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There are three key reasons for holding the paddle each year: to raise awareness about the blue-green water corridors that have potential to join our divided city, to bring attention to the condition of the waterways, and to raise money for purchase and installation of continuous monitoring water sampling collectors.

The route is shorter this year, but you will still get from Muizenberg to Milnerton with less walking and the need to drag your kayaks.

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One aim of this year’s event is to raise funds to purchase five or more continuous monitoring instruments that will keep us informed about the state of the water. This information will help to keep a daily watch on water quality. The development of these sensors and loggers is being pioneered by UCT’s Urban Water Management research unit.

Join the fun and help to spread the word.

For more details and to register, visit the Peninsula Paddle website.