Get on Board with Nature: Virtual ‘Panda Paddle’ Provides Paddlers Way to Connect with Nature by Being IN It.

Anthony Vela Virtual Panda Paddle World Wildlife Fund
Global Partner

World Wildlife Fund, the premiere organization for advocating for our natural spaces, launches a third-annual paddle fundraiser for global conservation. Join the Virtual Panda Paddle event, either recreational or competitive, and paddle to protect the planet!

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Paddle to Protect the Planet: August 21st – 23rd, join the forces committed to advocating for our natural habitats by paddling in your own backyard for this year’s Virtual Panda Paddle 2020.

Panda Paddle Virtual Event:  Protect the Planet by Paddling in Your Backyard

On August 21 – 23, join the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as it hosts its third-annual Panda Paddle. This water-friendly, recreational and/or competitive event is designed to encourage people to get on their favorite body of water. It is an opportunity to connect with other nature lovers and fundraise for WWF’s global conservation efforts.

Panda Paddle is WWF’s premier athletic fundraising event. The aim is to raise awareness and funds for global conservation while participants are out on the water having fun! Enjoy these hot summer days with the WWF. Encourage others to join you to get out on the water and paddle – stand up paddling, kayaking, canoeing or any way that YOU enjoy.

Learn MORE at WWF’s website,

“When I’m paddling on the open water, surrounded by the quiet beauty of the world, I remember civilization is only possible because of clean and water, fuel, food, shelter, and critical services that only nature provides”

Virtual Panda Paddle World Wildlife Fund Virtual Event
Everyone can paddle to advocate and protect our natural environment. Sign up to participate in a fun, recreational paddle or compete in SUP racing in your own backyard!

Register to Paddle for the Planet:  August 21st – 23rd

REGISTER for a weekend of water FUN via WWF’s Panda Paddle website .

*Sign-up as an individual or as a team.
*Registration is $35 with no minimum fundraising commitment.
*All registrants receive Panda Paddle medal.
*On August 21 – 23, choose a time & body of water to paddle for the planet.

You can also join the SUP race competition for those who enjoy pushing themselves and paddling FAST.  Participants for the competitive paddle will select a race distance (3miles or 6miles) to complete between August 21st & 23rd. They will submit their recorded race results to the Panda Paddle team by 11:59PM Pacific Time on August 23 to be included.

The World Wildlife Fund encourages ALL PADDLERS to share their passion & purpose with friends by posting photos on social media and using the hashtag #PandaPaddle.

“Paddle for a purpose: to celebrate the precious gift we’ve been given, and to remind people of our sacred responsibility to protect it.”

Virtual Panda Paddle 7 World Wildlife Fund Virtual Event
One is fun. Two is better! Get a friend to join you and make a plan to get on the water together to preserve our natural habitat. Don’t forget to hashtag #PandaPaddle !


WWF is one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, working in nearly 100 countries for over half a century to help people and nature thrive. With the support of more than 5 million members worldwide, WWF is dedicated to delivering science-based solutions to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth, halt the degradation of the environment and combat the climate crisis. Visit to learn more and keep up with the latest conservation news by following @WWFNews on Twitter.

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Evelyn O'Doherty, editor & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0 is a former school teacher gone rogue. She left her career as a teacher in order to spend more time near or on the water after learning to surf turned her life around (upsidedown?). She is a year-round surfer and paddler living on the eastern tip of Long Island in NY who is a certified SUP instructor, seasoned SUP racer and avid longboard surfer. Evelyn was hired as Online Editor to Standup Journal in 2016. Her passion for the project quickly led to her success and eventually taking over the mag herself in Oct. 2018. Today, as editor, publisher and chief bottle washer at Standup Journal, Evelyn keeps her toes wet writing, traveling, paddling, surfing, and learning to foil. You can find her most days paddling out on Gardiner's Bay or surfing Ditch Plains in Montauk, NY.