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COMMUNITY AND ENVIRONMENT

Causes We Care About and The Organizations That Support Them


At Earth River SUP, we consider our product to be an accessory to something much larger and more valuable: the natural environment in which we and our customers recharge our souls with air, water, nature, fitness, and community.

Our ethos is molded by the experiences we have had that transcend SUP as a sport and deepen our connection with nature. Paddling alongside dolphins or manatees on the coast. Exploring the flowing waters of a river while spotting eagles overhead and being spotted by families of deer gazing at us from the woods. Getting out on a lake and feeling the sense of contentment that results from just beingon the water. These are the experiences that remind us of the incredible natural resources we have -and are in danger of losing if we don’t take care of them. This page is devoted to the causes and organizations we support and the resources that give meaning to our products.

 
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LEAVE NO TRACE SEVEN PRINCIPLES >


A printable graphic depiction of the influential outdoor ethic that guides conservation in our recreational areas.

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THE STORY OF BOTTLED WATER >


A classic video that brings to life the damage that plastic bottles inflict upon our environment and waterways.
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THE WATER CYCLE EXPLAINED >


Two short videos illustrating the basics of the hydrologic cycle that sustains our atmosphere and the waterways we paddle on.

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HEALING QUALITIES OF OCEAN AIR >


The science behind that wonderful feeling we experience while we paddling on the ocean and breathing coastal air.

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GREAT FALLS FOUNDATION


ERS is proud to support the Great Falls Foundation, a local organization promoting stewardship of the Potomac River, a precious resource for DC area paddlers.

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PLAY CLEAN GO INVASIVE SPECIES INITIATIVE


Earth River SUP has partnered with PlayCleanGo to educate paddlers on limiting the spread of invasive species.

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WEAR IT – SAFE BOATING CAMPAIGN


Learn about the campaign to practice safety on the water, with a focus on life jackets and personal flotation device use.
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SURFRIDER FOUNDATION


Protection of the world’s oceans and beaches is a cause we care deeply about, and Surfrider Foundation is a leading champion of this vital cause.
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TEAM RIVER RUNNER


Learn about TRR’s life-changing work using the transformative aspects of paddle sports to help veterans heal.
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AMERICAN WHITEWATER


Learn about American Whitewater’s essential role in the preservation and protection of America’s whitewater rivers.
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ACA (AMERICAN CANOE ASSOCIATION)


The oldest and most comprehensive paddle sport organization in the US, the ACA plays a leading role in SUP instruction and safety