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Stand-Up for the Reservoir

Umiak Outfitters of Stowe has generously offered to donate the proceeds from the 3rd Annual Vermont Paddleboard Festival to Friends of Waterbury Reservoir to support our conservation and education efforts for this cherished waterway.


In exchange, the Friends of Waterbury Reservoir has committed is to providing at least 14 volunteers to work in shifts (or 7 volunteers to work for the whole day).

When: Sunday, June 29, 9 am to 5 pm

           (or two shifts, 9-1 or 12:30-5)        

           Event time 10-4, rain or shine


Where: Waterbury Center State Park

Can't make it on the 29th?

Please consider helping by:

1. Spreading the word to your friends to come volunteer or to participate!

2. Making a donation instead - Donate Here

Event Details - 

We need people who are willing to work hard and play a little too. Starting at 9:00, there will be set up projects like moving boards from trailers to tents, organizing paddles and PFD’s on the beach, and setting up the registration paperwork. At about 9:30, Umiak will have a staff orientation on the beach where we will learn about event organization and any projects that still need attention. The park opens to the public at 10:00. There is always a line at the entrance starting at the 9:30, so it is very important that staff and volunteers are on time.

Once the event is open to the public, volunteers are needed on the water keeping a perimeter*, helping with parking at the off-site location and working the registration tent. We will also have people on the beach helping with paddle and life jacket distribution. The event is scheduled to end at 4:00 pm, with break down taking about one hour.


* In order to be a perimeter safety boater, you must be comfortable being on the water in a kayak or canoe for multiple hours, assisting people on the water, and be able to respond in the event of an emergency.

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