33
33
2

Paddle for Progress

$2,305 of $10,816 goal

Raised by 32 people in 3 months
My name is Waterway Jay Gustafson and I am half way through a project I call, Paddle for Progress. In an effort to raise awareness of water quality issues facing Minnesota, I quit my job of 10 years in July 2017 to paddle each of the 34 state water trails maintained by the Minnesota DNR. Thus far, I have completed 17 of those 34 rivers, covering all of southern Minnesota. I plan to resume paddling the remaining 18 rivers in central and northern Minnesota beginning in May 2018. 

With over 40% of our water now considered contaminated, it is imperative that the people of Minnesota understand the threats facing our water and the steps needed to reverse course.

My goal in paddling these rivers goes beyond raising the alarm about the need for further action however. I am also making maintenance recommendations to the DNR for campsites, landings, and channel conditions. Additionally, I volunteer with the Pollution Control Agency through their Citizen Stream Monitoring Program.

I am wholly committed to protecting and preserving the water we have in Minnesota as I believe it is our states greatest asset. With your donations, I can continue to bring this important message to the good people across Minnesota and work with individuals, nonprofits, and state agencies to help turn the corner.

Because I am asking for your hard earned dollars, I wanted to end with a breakdown of how I came up with the goal amount for this campaign. It is as follows:

Food/Grocery: $160/wk. x 26wks. = $4160
Gas: $120/wk. x 26wks. = $3120
Oil Change: $40 x 3 = $120
Tire Rotation: $30 x 1 = $30
Cell Phone: $120/mo. x 6mo. = $720
GPS: $40/mo. x 6mo. = $240
Storage Unit: $75/mo. x 6mo. = $450
Insurance: $51/mo. x 6mo. = $306
Hotel: $120/night x 6 = $720
Gear/Supplies: $75/mo. x 6 = $450
Miscellaneous: $500 x 1 = $500
Total: $10,816 or roughly $60/day

This project is only possible with your support. With funding through this campaign, I aim to ensure that every time you turn on your faucet to eat, drink, or bathe, you can be confident the water coming out is clean, safe, and reliable.

Thank you,

Waterway Jay
waterwayjay.com
+ Read More

$2,305 of $10,816 goal

Raised by 32 people in 3 months
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
AK
$60
Addie Kolbrek
8 days ago
PS
$60
Patrick Siegling
18 days ago
PS
$120
Pete Siegling
21 days ago
NM
$60
Naomi Mogard
23 days ago
BC
$60
Breakface Chainswing
26 days ago
SH
$100
Scott Hace
27 days ago
$60
Anonymous
27 days ago
S!
$100
Superman !
28 days ago
TB
$200
The Burge's
28 days ago
or
Or, use your email…
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.