Association invested in the protection of aquatic ecosystems. Environmental education, awareness and participative science throughStand-up Paddle Boarding.
Watertrek is a French-British non-profit association invested in the protection of aquatic ecosystems. It offers an original, playful and physical approach of environmental education and science based participation, on the practice of the stand-up paddle boarding.
Through its contents, initiatives and partnerships, Watertrek wishes to reconnect man to water in an attempt to raise awareness of the essential need for its conservation. Access to nautical activities is a great step towards creating a better awareness. Standing on the water, man experiences a strong connection between his body and his environment – source of life and self-fulfilment – and can consider “protecting what he loves ” (Jacques Cousteau).
The association – created by Actress Severine Vasselin in 2013 – is structured around a network of local chapters in Europe. It federates sport clubs, researchers, partners and the general public around a common vision. Its programs of action include Plastic Pollution (Paddle&Pick), Climate Change (Paddle&Plant) and Water Quality (Paddle&Purify).
By building bridges between sustainable and personal development whilst on the water, Watertrek wishes to awaken bodies and consciousness on the essential need to take better care of our planet and ourselves.
Paddlers, surfers, and lovers of all things water know best that the ocean connects us all. But they also know the sad reality that is the state of …
Watertrek is directed, managed and powered by passionate volunteers who put their energy into the conservation of nature.