Exped LLC is a small company and we all happen to be paddlers with a passion for adventure. It saddens us to see trash in the waters and on the beaches where we paddle - whether that's far from home on a remote beach or on our home stretch of water. The stuff is everywhere! It's ugly, dangerous to life, and it needs to be removed. That's what is all about - removing the trash we see from the waters we love.

It's quite simple and our little tagline says it all:

Take only trash, leave only swirls.

When we paddle, we pick up trash in our human powered craft and we invite you to do the same. Spread the word and let's turn our kayaks and canoes into Garbage Scows!

See you on the water.

The team at Exped LLC
Seattle, WA

28 June 2009

Sammamish Slough - Evening paddle, home water

My regular evening paddling outing on our local river yielded yet another strange find - an office chair. It was hung up in some driftwood along the edge and put up a bit of a fight but I landed it in the end. No catch and release here!

Nice to note that other garbage was pretty scarce on this particular evening. Regular cleanup can truly begin to make a difference.

Garbage Bag Count: 1

Tennis Balls: 2

Wildlife Seen:

  • Blue Heron
  • Canada Geese
  • Beaver
  • Muskrat
  • Swallows
  • Western Towhee
Came around one bend and saw a group of geese on a narrow mud beach. Got a bit closer and realized there was a muskrat on the beach with them, foraging for something. He or she seemed unconcerned about the hissing geese getting closer and closer. At the last moment the muskrat slipped into the water calmy escaping the attack.

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