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Natural Awakenings Northwest Florida

Prepare Now for World Paddle Board Festival in October

Jul 02, 2013 05:49PM

The World Paddle For The Planet eco-educational fundraiser festival will be held from October 10 through 13 at Carillon Beach, in Panama City Beach, along with satellite events around the world. Funds benefit Expedition Florida 500, a project of Mother Ocean. Sponsorships are available now for businesses to become part of this important milestone.

The featured event is a 24-hour endurance paddle by individuals and teams on Lake Powell, open to canoes, kayaks and standup paddle boards from noon-to-noon, October 12 and 13.

Educational exhibits from NOAA, the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Turtle Watch, The Shark Whisperer, Lake Powell Community Alliance and other local and national groups will be on display. Speakers, a roundtable summit, eco-art and music round out the celebration.

 To register a team or inquire about sponsorships, visit For more information, email Leslie Kolovich at [email protected] and visit

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