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

02 November 2010

Student Garbage Scows!

Just received this from our friends at The Overlake School in Redmond, WA. On Halloween a group of 12 upper school students and a teacher paddled, in costume, on the Sammamish River and hauled out a bunch of garbage, 1 soccer ball and 148 (!) tennis balls. Well done gang! The tennis balls are the downstream result of a dog park at Marymoor Park in Redmond. When a dog doesn't bring back a ball, guess what? It goes downstream, eddies out, and begins to rot.

Thanks again to the students at Overlake for helping keep our local waterway clean. It really does make a difference for all of us, human and other species, who spend time on the river.

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