Paddle Against Petro 2018

Start: Monday, June 18, 2018 8:30 AM Atlantic Time (Canada) (GMT-04:00)


IMportant Event Update!

We need your kayaks!
Kayak Pittsburgh and Venture Outdoors have canceled our kayak reservations for the Paddle Against Petro... but we won’t let corporate influence keep us off the water!

Have an extra kayak, canoe, raft, submarine or other river-worthy watercraft that we can use to get kayaktivists out on the water? Let us know!

Fill out this quick form to let us know what gear you can let us borrow! And if you want to join us on the water but don’t have a kayak make sure to fill out the form ASAP so we can make sure we have enough kayaks for everybody.

#GetIn on the #KayAction!

Paddle Against Petro with us! Top executives from the fracking and petrochemical industries will be in Pittsburgh at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center - and we want them to know they are not welcome!

Two ways to participate: land action, or water action -- Read below for details


Where: Three Rivers Heritage Trail outside of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

When: meet at 10:00am

What: Press Conference and Rally

A note to participants: Bring your best signs and your fighting spirit, and send a strong message that the petrochemical industry and the related fracking industry is not welcome in our economic future.


(Please read carefully, there are many steps!)

Paddler Orientation/Participant Meeting - Mandatory for all Paddlers

Where: Kayak Pittsburgh North Shore Launch site (1 Federal Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 - the launch is beneath the Roberto Clemente/6th Street Bridge)

When: 8:30am

What: We will be going over logistics for the kayaction as well as reviewing plans for safety. This is where you'll get your paddling orders. It is important that everyone participating in the kayaction attend this orientation.

If you are bringing your own kayak...

You may choose to launch your kayak initially from a different location - feel free to do so! Orientation is required for all paddlers, so be sure to be by the Kayak Pittsburgh North Shore Launch site by 8:30am. This is a public launch space.

If you are In Need of a Kayak...

You must meet for the Paddler Orientation at 8:30am. We are working on supplying kayaks and other rivercraft for you.

Event by
Sarah Martik
Coal Center, Pennsylvania
Sponsored by