The Live Water Foundation supports three initiatives within the Veteran community, Underprivileged and Disabled youth, and Clean Water Education & Activation. Our programmatic season runs from May to September.
Wai Koa is an adaptive paddling program for physically and mentally disabled Veterans, active Military, and First Responders to get them outside and engaged in on-land and on-water workouts. We proudly support local Team Red, White, and Blue & Wounded Warrior Project chapters as well as partner with local Military hospitals.
Junior Wai Koa
Junior Wai Koa focuses on working with underserved youth and youth with learning differences. Elements of the program include paddle programs, on-land fitness, and education on improving the water quality in our local waterways. We proudly partner with the Housing Commission of Annapolis & Anne Arundel Country working with the underserved youth in their communiities. New in 2021, we will be facilitating the paddle programs at the new Truxton Park pool, as well as Capital SUP.
It’s important to not only form a connection with the water with those we work with but to educate them on the importance of clean water. We engage our groups in paddle cleanups, oyster gardening, water monitoring and informational sessions on how they themselves can make a difference. We proudly partner with the Oyster Recovery Partnership, Spa Creek Conservancy, and the Back Creek Conservancy.