Juan Ruiz was jogging past the Inwood Canoe Club last spring when action at the club caught his attention. Despite the fact that he was born and raised in the area, he said never saw the place before.
You never paddle the same river twice, wrote the Greek philosopher Heraclitus – well, he would have, if he’d had a boat – and the Hudson River proved him right during our first Open House of the year.
Each year ICC participates in the Citizen’s Water Quality Testing program, a sort of scientific crowd-sourcing process bringing together scores of volunteers and locations to test waterways throughout New York City. The Citizen’s Water Quality Testing program, or, “CWQT,” is a sort of scientific crowd-sourcing process bringing together scores of volunteers and locations.
Over the last year, the club has bought or repaired a lot of our current paddling equipment. We added twelve new members in 2012, many of whom paddle frequently or on longer trips. We expect to add about as many new members in 2013. We also continue to need equipment for both members and guests at our public programs, especially very large and very small life vests and paddles.