Canoe fleet

The crystal clear waters of the Leiden canals contain an abundance of wildlife due to correct water management. However, there are also places which are littered with plastics and other man made materials. That’s why we’ll be on the water again with our fleet of canoes!

Saturday 22 February the first session of 2020! Want to join? Mail our canoe-coordinator Daniël Siepman!

What is it that we do?
Armed with nets, litter pickers and other materials, we’re going to extract litter from the water. All materials are made available, including the canoes. If you want to bring your own canoe or kayak, please do!

Sessions 2020
We’re currently planning the dates for 2020.

Stay informed
If you want to get updates, I can put you on the mailing list, just send an e-mail to our canoe-coordinator Daniël Siepman and you’ll get the newsletter!

No costs
Participating is free, we’re more than grateful for your efforts! During or after each session, we get together for a free cup of coffee or another beverage.

Kids
Also welcome! Best is to take a two-persons canoe with an adult and a child in it. Children usually want to go litter fishing, while the adult does the paddling! It’s also the safest approach: one-to-one supervision. Consider a life jacket!

Further info

  • Make sure to put on old clothes!
  • Your telephone can be put in our watertight container
  • Take something to drink and eat with you
  • Bringing your own boat? Use cheap paddles! The canal walls may damage your nice (carbon) paddles. We have a limited amount of paddles for these circumstances.
  • We bring bags, pickers, nets, rings, gloves, etcetera

Safety
Especially on nice, sunny days it can be busy on the water with all kinds of small, motorised boats. It’s a friendly, slow going happening. We have priority in our canoes, but never enforce it. We are in no hurry and just wait where necessary. For additional visibility, we wear a bright coloured vest.