2018 : Year of the Chip

May 2018: 9 days, 180 miles, Chippewa River

Paddled Northern Wisconsin to its confluence with the Mississippi River at Lake Pepin. The watershed is another 85lbs cleaner!

2017 : Three Rivers Expedition


Cheers! Salud! Whoooo! The Mississippi River watershed in now 6,300lbs cleaner! After five months canoeing 2500 miles, 2017’s Three Rivers Project is a wrap

With gratitude to you! Thanks for following along and supporting Adventure Stewardship Alliance.
~ healthy rivers ~ healthy people ~
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Mississippi – red, Minnesota – green, Namekagon and St. Croix – purple.

JUNE: Namekagon/St. Croix Rivers 

  • From the source at Lake Namekagon, WI flowing west into the St. Croix and south to the confluence with the Mississippi River near Prescott, WI.
  • 237 miles in 15 days and removed 736 pounds of litter.

JULY: Minnesota River 

  • Flowing from Big Stone Lake on the MN/SD border to its confluence with the Mississippi River in St. Paul, MN.
  • 302 miles in 26 days and removed 4,983 pounds of litter.

SEPT – DEC: Mississippi River

  • Paul and Michael paddled to the Iowa/MN border marking 617 miles cleaning 691 lbs of litter
  • Michael then sent it and completed the river run in Natchez, Mississippi after 1832 miles on the Mississippi River


Further details from 2017’s Three Rivers Expedition on Trip Progress page.

Our intention is to paddle and clean the nation’s waterways to deepen our sense of connection to place. We are collectors of stories and observers of relationships founded in meaning with the water. Flow with us as we  clean-up litter and interweave people, place, and time to share stories aimed to promote ripples of positivity.


This is a place of stories. A place to come when you want to evade the darkness by sitting in the warmth of the fire. Surrounded by your peers, your people, to hear the stories that come from the journeys of those who not only left in search of something more … but came back once they had traveled far enough to share what they had found. Welcome.

Want to read about our mission? Check it out here!

If you’d rather read about Michael or Paul, click on our names!

If you would rather just share your story, send it to us with some photos and we’ll share it! Contact us here.