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At Outdoorplay we are committed to making a difference in the natural spaces we all enjoy. We do this by partnering with and supporting a variety of world-class organizations.

Our Kayak Stewardship Priorities
• Encourage the active conservation of nature with a focus on the waterways we kayak
• Promote the responsible use and enjoyment of the outdoors
• Enhance the natural world and our communities through responsible business.
• Foster opportunities to increase participation in human-powered outdoor recreation




The American Canoe Association (ACA)ACA - www.americancanoe.org
Founded in 1880, The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling kayak public by providing education related to all aspects of kayaking; stewardship support to help protect paddling environments; and sanctioning of kayak programs and events to promote paddlesport recreation.




American Whitewater - America's whitewater kayak 
          resourceAmerican Whitewater - www.americanwhitewater.org
Founded in 1954, American Whitewater is a national non-profit organization with a mission to conserve and restore America’s whitewater kayak resources and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely. This includes their access program that focuses on protecting navigability on our nation’s waterways and acquisition of lands that provide public access to the rivers kayakers paddle.



American Rivers - www.americanrivers.org
Founded in 1973, American Rivers is one of the nation’s leading river conservation organizations. Their mission is to protect and restore rivers for the benefit of people, wildlife and nature. From restoration and protection projects to standing up for clean water and river-friendly laws and policies in Washington DC, American Rivers work every day to protect the rivers you love and kayak on.




Breast Cancer Fund - www.breastcancerfund.org
The Breast Cancer Fund is one of the leading national organizations focused on identifying the environmental causes of breast cancer and preventing the disease. We are proud to work with Ocean Kayak to support this amazing group. One percent of gross sales from the women's Venus 11 kayak is donated to the Breast Cancer Fund.




Friends Of The River - www.friendsoftheriver.org
Friends of the River is nationally recognized as an authority on the adverse impacts of dams on rivers and ecosystems and is the most effective grassroots organization working on behalf of rivers. They have helped create many watershed-based citizens' groups and also coordinate or participate in several major statewide and national campaigns and coalitions.




First Descents - www.firstdescents.org
First Descents was founded in 2001 by professional kayaker Brad Ludden to promote emotional, psychological and physical healing for young adults with cancer through kayaking, whitewater rafting, and other outdoor adventure sports. We’re proud to have supported their effort over the years.



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