The Amazing Bronx River Flotilla

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    $70,000 Goal

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    What is the Flotilla?

    The Annual Bronx River Flotilla is a fundraising campaign culminating in a 5-mile paddle down the Bronx River where paddlers raise funds to provide free and low-cost paddling adventures to local bronx families. 

    How does it work? A designated captain will form a team of 6 people (in 3 canoes) to paddle down the Bronx River. Each individual will commit to fundraising a total of $350 per person or $2,100 per team. 

    Paddlers need to register in advance, so we know who's coming. Your team captain will create the team and will reach out to our Special Events Coordinator, Chris Caraballo, to share their names so that we can keep track of the teams. 

    Individuals spots area also available, please contact Chris Caraballo to help you find a team.

    The Amazing Paddle Details! 

    On Saturday, May 14 2022, you'll get a chance to paddle through the NY Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo, and get a close look at the fish ladder at the 182nd St. dam! (Note: We'll offer on-site support when possible, but please be ready to carry or wheel your canoe with your partner at these portage sites.)

    The paddle ends at Starlight Park with a COVID-safe gathering at the unique River House.

    We provide you with all the necessary equipment: a canoe, paddles, and life vests for your team. To sign up for this event you must be 18 years of age and feel comfortable canoeing in rivers. All participants will receive a t-shirt and a goody bag. There will be fun prizes for the top fundraising teams and individuals.

    Spots are limited for the 5-mile paddle. Time is now to form your team, come up with an exciting team name and designated captain, and start raising funds. You will have until May 1st in order to finalize your team. You are making  canoeing on the river open and accessible for thousands of New Yorkers to enjoy!


    Do you want to Sponsor the event? Click here to check sponsorship opportunities! 

    About Us

    The Bronx River Alliance serves as a coordinated voice for the river. We work in harmonious partnership to protect, improve and restore the Bronx River corridor. Our goal is to make a healthy ecological, recreational, educational, and economic resource for all communities through which the river flows.

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