Watch as the team launches on their 2024 Wampanoag Extreme Paddle Challenge from the Driftway Conservation Park in Scituate on Friday, June 7th at 8:00am.

Help Peter’s team reach their goal for clean waters and healthy rivers by making a gift today!

I’ll be paddling the Wampanoag Extreme Challenge Paddle for the 7th time in the last 14 years to raise funds and awareness about how our local waters are interconnected and the importance of taking action to keep them clean and plentiful not only for today but for future generations! We all need clean water and healthy rivers. You can take an active part in this journey by supporting our team. A gift of any size will go a long way for clean waters and healthy rivers. I hope we can count on your support. Thanks!” ~ Peter Kelly-Detwiler

Help us reach our campaign goal of $30,000 by making a gift today – your donation will be matched up to our $30,00 goal!

Meet the team: Peter Kelly-Detwiler, Sloane Graff, Cabby Tennis, Clay Tennis, Sammi Seguin, Scott Tripler, Caleb Estabrooks, and Brian Taylor.

Usually I need to travel hundreds or even thousands of miles for an adventure like the Wampanoag Extreme Paddle, but this trip starts right in my backyard. I consider it a privilege to take part in this adventure, not many people have this opportunity to explore the backwaters of the South Shore like we do in the Wampanoag Extreme Paddle. During the paddle we see local nature and history in a way that few ever will, I wouldn’t trade it for an all inclusive 5 star resort.” ~ Caleb Estabrooks

The three-day, 72-mile trek will take the team through an historic Native American water route that connects Massachusetts Bay and Narragansett Bay along the North River and the Taunton River. Feel good about doing good, locally. Together let’s restore our rivers to help fish move freely to spawn and protect our waters, for everyone, for good!

I am participating in this year’s Wampanoag Canoe Challenge because of the adventure and historical significance. I lead many canoe and kayak trips for the NSRWA. I feel the rivers and the watersheds have taught me so much the past few years. I especially enjoy sharing the experience of these waters with others. Yet even as a leader of many trips, I am just a guest in these special places. I will paddle this route to learn and experience the journey the native Wampanoag people did for thousands of years before me. Through this adventure, I hope to share with others a sense of appreciation and respect of those who once called these rivers their home.” ~ Brian Taylor

Watch as the team launches from the Driftway Conservation Park in Scituate. LAUNCH DATE: Friday, June 7th at 8:00am.

All proceeds support NSRWA’s work for clean waters and healthy rivers! Thank you for caring about our waters and for making a difference locally, right here in the places we love.