About Us

Paddle Perry, Inc. was established in 2019 in an effort to find other outdoor adventurists who enjoyed a little challenge and wanted to find a way to get involved in their community.

Since becoming a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we’ve hosted a variety of events from safe boating classes to cardboard boat races; movies on the water and moonlight paddles to river excursions and stand up paddle board exercise classes. We host a year-round can collection fundriaser to help offset our organization’s operating costs, too! 

We encourage our members to know the risks and rewards before embarking on any adventure with us and always encourage you to paddle with a buddy. By offering Safety & Rescue as well as Learn How To Kayak classes we hope to be a positive influence on our community and others when it comes to water safety.

We are proud recipients of the Perry County Community Foundation Grant in 2020 and 2022; as well as the Southern Indiana Power Round Up Grant in 2020 that helped us acquire safety equipment and a fleet of boats for our group.

We travel to share our adventures at festivals, presentations and online encouraging folks to #PickPerry and paddle with us!

Our goal is to provide our community with local and global information and opportunities year-round. When we’re not on the water, our community is online sharing what we know and see with each other.

Join us on our next adventure and  follow our group page!

About Us

Paddle Perry, Inc. was established in 2019 in an effort to find other outdoor adventurists who enjoyed a little challenge and wanted to find a way to get involved in their community.

Since becoming a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we’ve hosted a variety of events from safe boating classes to cardboard boat races; movies on the water and moonlight paddles to river excursions and stand up paddle board exercise classes. We host a year-round can collection fundriaser to help offset our organization’s operating costs, too! 

We encourage our members to know the risks and rewards before embarking on any adventure with us and always encourage you to paddle with a buddy. By offering Safety & Rescue as well as Learn How To Kayak classes we hope to be a positive influence on our community and others when it comes to water safety.

We are proud recipients of the Perry County Community Foundation Grant in 2020 and 2022; as well as the Southern Indiana Power Round Up Grant in 2020 that helped us acquire safety equipment and a fleet of boats for our group.

We travel to share our adventures at festivals, presentations and online encouraging folks to #PickPerry and paddle with us!

Our goal is to provide our community with local and global information and opportunities year-round. When we’re not on the water, our community is online sharing what we know and see with each other.

Join us on our next adventure and  follow our group page!

How You Can Get Involved

Keep Nature Wild

We provide ways you can make a difference on and off the water in Southern Indiana year-round. As Wild Keeper Ambassadors, we submit how much trash our group pikcs up collectively each month. Want to help? Pick up your #KNW bags at Joe & Linda’s Radio Sales in Cannelton, IN. Share pictures of what you’ve collected with #impactday to our Facebook group page. Service hours are offered to all individuals and youth groups, too!

Pack A Dam Lock

In 2021 we held the inaugural Pack A Dam Lock (P.A.D.L.) event in coordination with Cannelton Lock & Dam and the U.S. Coast Guard. Guiding 100 paddlers down the Ohio River and locking through the Dam provided many people the chance to do something new in a safe environment. Afterwards we invited the public to join our paddlers as they completed their journey on the Mighty Ohio for a Party in the Park! Live music, food trucks, a beer garden and local vendors provided everyone with a great time! If you’d like to volunteer for this event please message or e-mail us today! July 2, 2022 will be the next P.A.D.L.

Clean Sweeps

Pitch in during #EarthWeek for a community wide clean up!

Join us during the Ohio River Sweep with the Perry County Recycling District annually!

The German American Cleansweep takes place on land in September. This cleansweep is a fundraiser for Paddle Perry. We can raise funds for our group all the while keeping our county clean along with other local organizations!

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We are currently accepting sponsors for our 2022 season!

Your safety is what is most important to us. If you’re joining us for an event, wearing a US Coast Guard approved PFD that is in good and serviceable condition as well as  the right size for you and signing our waiver is required prior to launch. Additionally, it is your responsibility to provide your own safety precaution materials associated with COVID-19.

Non-discrimination policy: Paddle Perry, Inc. does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, provision of services, and events. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, clients, sponsors, and members.

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