Many thanks to THE BIG PADDLE sponsors:
Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership: On the day of Big Paddle, LCEP brings and guides two 30′ canoes with passengers! The mission of the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership is to improve the lower Columbia River by protecting and restoring ecosystems and enhancing clean water for current and future generations of fish, wildlife, and people.
Clark County Parks and Recreation: The many public parks and trails in Clark County that are planned and managed by the Public Works/Parks Department.
Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge: The Friends of the RNWR is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting educational programs of the Refuge and protecting and enhancing its wildlife habitat.
Port of Ridgefield: Has been promoting community and economic prosperity for more than 75 years.
Alder Creek-Ridgefield Kayak: Kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals can be launched on-site in the peaceful waters of Lake River, where paddlers have access to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Bachelor Island and the surrounding Columbia river.
Clark Regional Wastewater District: Provides customer-focused, professional wastewater services in an environmentally and financially responsible manner.
The Recovery Village of Ridgefield: Offers comprehensive addiction treatment led by specialists with heart and know-how.
Chinook Indian Nation: The Chinookan people have always resided in the lower Columbia River region. The culture and heritage is celebrated regularly at The Cathlapotle House on the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.
Unleashed Fitness NW: A Ridgefield facility that offers personal training and group fitness classes to help clients achieve their health and fitness goals, and provides accountability and a sense of comradery that is hard to find in larger gyms.
IQ Credit Union located at 2 S 56th Pl Ridgefield, WA 98642: IQ is a member-owned, financial cooperative serving local communities in SW Washington and reachable across the entire nation. “We’re like a bank. Only better!”
Parr Lumber: Established in 1930, Parr Lumber is a NW family owned company with 22 locations, and is the 17th largest building material supplier in the nation. Parr provides a full array of products including lumber, windows, doors, siding, decking, fencing, tools and more.
Clark County Parks Foundation: The mission of the Parks Foundation is to raise funds through public and private partnerships in support of the parks, trails and recreational programs of Clark County.
UHaul and Ridgefield Mini Storage: An American moving equipment and storage rental company, based in that has been in operation since 1945. The company was founded by L. S. “Sam” Shoen in Ridgefield, Washington, who began it in the garage owned by his wife’s family, and expanded it through franchising with gas stations.
Corwin Beverage: Corwin Beverage Company is a fourth generation family-owned business that has sold beverages in Southwest Washington since 1941. Founders Laura and Kyle Kendall, along with their daughter, Barbara, and her husband, Harold Corwin, moved to Vancouver, Washington in the late 1930’s to acquire the Vancouver Pepsi franchise.
Plas Newydd Farm Conservation Program: Formerly, Plas Newydd Farm was managed as a dairy farm, cattle ranch, and then for extraction forestry. Current practices include forestry, agriculture and conservation programs to create a sustainable working landscape that will conserve the open space and habitat values of the Columbia and Lewis River floodplains. The farm’s current conservation program efforts are focused on the development of the 876-acre Wapato Valley Mitigation and Conservation Bank.
Jill Karmy Law Offices: Jill Karmy has been practicing law in Washington since 2003. She initially represented large, self-insured employers defending against work-injury claims. Since 2006, she has devoted her practice to the representation of employees.
NWCPA – Northwest CPAs : A boutique accounting firm comprised of experienced Certified Public Accountants who offer a full range of accounting, tax, and small business consulting services.
James McPhee State Farm Insurance: State Farm in Ridgefield since 2015 offering car, builders risk, home owners, renters, life, disability, business, motorcycle, health, boat and snowmobile insurance.
Windy Hills Winery: Windy Hills Winery marries the values of community unity, joy, and trustworthiness, so richly developed by the Windy Hills Christmas Tree Farm, and creates a year-round setting for patrons to gather from near and far. And building on the belief that quality matters, Windy Hills offers top-notch wines, well-received by wine aficionados and casual wine lovers, alike.
Ridgefield Family Medicine:A full scope family practice including preventative care, chronic disease management, same-day appointments for urgent care, health maintenance exams for men and women, well child checks and minor surgeries. Serving the Ridgefield and Southwest Washington Community since 2005 with over 45 years of combined experience.
Mountain View Dental: State of the art dental technology and techniquest including lasers, intraoral cameras and digital radiography. Comfort aids include iPods, movies, pillows and blankets, and more advanced techniques such as sedation dentistry.