Part of Hawaiian culture, Ohana means family (in an extended sense of the term, including blood-related, adoptive or intentional). The concept emphasizes that families are bound together and members must cooperate and remember one another. Here at Treetown Boards we value our family and friends and we hope to see the Treetown Ohana grow as we meet and work with local stand up paddle board enthusiasts.
The Ohana is all-inclusive. It is not about how much you know about paddle boarding or how long you have been paddling. Young or old, novice or refined veteran on the water, we openly encourage anyone to get outdoors, paddle with us, and meet new people. The founding members of Treetown Boards are local, experienced paddlers committed to standup paddle boarding and the Great Lakes environment. Our mission is to share the enjoyment of stand up paddle boarding and preserve Michigan’s freshwater resources. Through paddle boarding we can promote clean and protected waterways in and around the Mitten.
Treetown Boards is currently working with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) to educate local individuals about the aging oil pipelines beneath the Straits of Mackinac that pose an ever-present threat to the Great Lakes. To read more about the issue visit: http://www.nwf.org/pdf/Great-Lakes/NWF_SunkenHazard.pdf.
Treetown Boards is also an active member of the Surfrider Foundation, one of the largest non-profit grassroots organizations dedicated to protection of the ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. The foundation is currently working on about 100 different campaigns in four areas: beach access, water quality, coastal preservation (coastal development) and protection.
Treetown Ohana Events
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