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31. Aug 2018

Lizzie Carr paddling New York’s Hudson River to tackle plastic pollution

Lizzie Carr paddling New York’s  Hudson River to tackle plastic pollution

British environmentalist and adventurer, Lizzie Carr, is embarking on the challenge of a lifetime: to successfully travel the length of the Hudson River on a SUP.

The eight‐day feat of endurance comes with an important environmental purpose – to highlight the issue of plastic pollution, ocean health and its role in climate change through a series of scientific sampling and community outreach initiatives on her route.

After overcoming a battle with cancer in 2015, Lizzie became the first person in history to paddle board the length of England solo and unsupported a year later, and in 2017 became the first woman to solo paddle board acrossthe English Channel – another world first.  On 6th September Lizzie will leave Albany, New York State for her new challenge.

Lizzie, who founded the Plastic Patrol initiative earlier this year – a community driven volunteer scheme helping to clean up inland waterways by paddleboard – is also inviting people to join her along the Hudson in a series of beach clean-up operations in partnership with Riverkeeper and Hudson River Park Trust and supported by REN Skincare taking place on:

• Sunday, September 9th, 3:30-­‐5:30, Kaal Rock Park in Poughkeepsie
• Wednesday, September 12th, 5:30-­‐7:00, Croton Point Park in Croton‐on‐the‐Hudson
• Friday, September 14th, 5:30-­‐6:30, Pier 26 Hudson River Park, NY

There are FREE paddleboard taster sessions at each clean up and people are encouraged to sign up for a spot here: lizzieoutside.co.uk/clean‐ups/

Lizzie’s epic challenge will culminate on the 15th September when she paddles through New York City and joins the APP World Tour to race to the final destination on her route – the Statue of Liberty – ending her adventure with purpose.

More info:

www.lizzieoutside.co.uk
www.plasticpatrol.co.uk

 

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