Help Leinenkugel's and Clean Lakes Alliance clean up the shoreline!
Join Leinenkugel's Canoes for a Cause campaign during and after the race. Your $10 donation to Clean Lakes Alliance puts you on a clean-up team, with the post-race party benefits to go along with it. Beers! Brats! T-shirts! Fun!
Can't participate in the clean-up?
Click Donation Only, and help Clean Lakes Alliance without the heavy lifting.
What is Canoes for a Cause?
Leinenkugel's is committed to preserving our waterways for future generations. Water is more than just a key component in making great beer -- it’s where we spend time fishing, boating, skiing and swimming. Leinie's Canoes for a Cause campaign is a way to clean up the Paddle & Portage race course and the shoreline alongside.
We’d be honored if you would join us in this effort!
Your contribution goes to Clean Lakes Alliance, a group that has boldly taken on the challenge of restoring and preserving Madison's waterways.
Thank you in advance for your time and help supporting this great cause!
Here are the details:
What: Clean-up following Isthmus Paddle & Portage
You sign up for $10, and receive the Paddle & Portage party benefits including a t-shirt, 2 beers and 1 bratwurst, plus the gloves and trash bags you will need to join the cause.
You will be alerted by email two full days prior to the race to let you know where and when to meet the Canoes for a Cause crew. Your part of the clean-up should take about 30 minutes, depending on the number of people who join. Following the clean-up, we will help you get cleaned up, and you can join the party at Olin Park to celebrate with the Paddle & Portage competitors.
Can I contribute without doing any clean-up?
Yes! Click the "Donation Only" option to support Clean Lakes Alliance. No party favors are included.
How will I know where to go?
On July 18, you will receive an email with details, including the time you will need to arrive. A Leinenkugel's representative will have your name in a list at the clean-up crew location, and will give you your assignment.
How long will it take to clean?
Approximately 30 minutes of cleaning time is estimated.
Will I have gloves to pick up the trash?
Yes. We will also provide trash bags.
How do I receive my beers and bratwurst?
You will receive a wristband to redeem at the post-race celebration at Olin Park.
Do I need a canoe to help with the cleanup?
Nope! Clean up will be take place mostly along with shoreline and in the parks.
When & Where
Isthmus Paddle & Portage
Saturday, July 19th Isthmus hosts hundreds of paddlers from across the country as they descend on Madison for the 35th annual canoe race.
This quirky challenge features a canoe race in Lake Mendota and Lake Monona, and a portage across the Capitol Square. Watch for crazy costumes, paddling fanatics, and fun family teams to set oar. Party in the park after!
A portion of the race proceeds benefits Clean Lakes Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement and protection of the lakes, streams and wetlands in the Yahara Watershed.
Now, you can team up with Leinenkugel's Canoes for a Cause! Help Leinie's and Clean Lakes Alliance clean up the shoreline at Paddle & Portage.