Jean Kostelich, New Rochelle
Paddlers Raised Over $5,000 in Eighth Annual Paddle for the Sound
Clean water supporters used a kayak, paddleboard, and canoe over the course of nine days to raise funds and awareness for environmental protection in the Long Island Sound region. The eighth annual Paddle for the Sound fundraiser was, for the fourth time, a virtual sporting event that brought together athletes, outdoor enthusiasts, and activists.
Over 300 miles were paddled and over $5,000 was raised through registration fees and personal fundraising to support Save the Sound’s efforts and programs to fight climate change, save endangered lands, protect the Sound and its rivers, and work with nature to restore ecosystems. For Total Distance Paddled, Ruth Hayduk, Bronx, won first place (72.57 miles), Susan Lloyd, Westport, CT, won second place (67.88 miles), and Jean Kostelich, New Rochelle, won third place (52.53 miles). For Most Funds Raised, Susan Lloyd won first place ($1,500).
The event celebrates the rivers, lakes, forests, and all greenspaces that make the Long Island Sound region truly spectacular.
About Save the Sound: Save the Sound leads environmental action in the Long Island Sound region. We protect the Sound and its rivers, fight climate change, save endangered lands, and work with nature to restore ecosystems. For 50 years we’ve been ensuring people and wildlife can enjoy the healthy, clean, and thriving environment they deserve. From our offices in Larchmont, and New Haven, CT, Save the Sound works for a cleaner, healthier, and more vibrant Long Island Sound. The organization’s success is based on scientific knowledge, legal expertise, and thousands of ordinary people teaming up to achieve results that benefit the environment for current and future generations. Learn more at www.savethesound.org.