March 15, 2015
For the fourth consecutive year, Derek Lippert and JP Bartle of Quiet Nature in Ayr will paddle nearly the entire Grand River (nearly 300 km), raising money to plant trees along the Grand River watershed.  

The canoe trip begins Apr. 26 and ends May 2.

Lippert and Bartle hope to increase awareness of watershed and the environmental issues facing the watershed, while highlighting the river’s tourism and social importance.

Over the past three years the canoe trip has raised close to $10,000 resulting in the planting of nearly 2,000 trees for the Grand River Conservation Authority.  

The duo is hoping to receive pledge support from fellow LO members. Visit the Facebook page at for more information and to follow the week-long journey in real time.