Paddle the Gulf was established to connect people to the waters that flow into and skirt the coast of the five U.S. Gulf States. We hope visitors to coastal waterways will be inspired to take care of nature and our water resources for future generations.
While out paddling, you can get involved as a citizen scientist or volunteer. Citizen science is a way for everyone to help scientists collect information and answer real world questions. Scientists can’t be everywhere at once, and paddling by kayak or canoe can make it easy to collect information in areas that are hard to reach on land without disturbing wildlife. Getting involved in citizen science efforts can help drive change and have lasting positive effects on our waters. If you’re out on the water and would like to help with these projects, check out some citizen science, education, and volunteer adventures below to learn more.