It is our duty to preserve and cherish the environment, not only for the preservation of paddling, but for the health and well being of the planet.

With every online order, we will donate 1% to members of the Waterkeeper Alliance. The Waterkeeper Alliance is an international grass roots advocacy organization founded by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. that focuses on protecting watersheds around the world. It does this by supporting local ‘Riverkeepers’ who work towards protecting vital watersheds at the grass roots level.

Freshwater is our most precious resource.

Only 3% of all the water on Earth is freshwater. Of this total, the majority is locked up in polar ice caps, alpine glaciers, and underground aquifers, only a portion of which can be tapped for human use. The amount of fresh water available to meet the needs of humans and freshwater dependent ecosystems is only 0.01% of all the water on earth.

If we don’t protect this small percentage, not being able to paddle will be the least of our worries.


Rivers are the arteries of the global water system. Without healthy rivers, this system will collapse and with it, life on our planet.

Right now, rivers around the world face threats from all directions. They are being drained for agricultural irrigation, dammed to generate electricity, and polluted by a multitude of industries. These threats are expected to get worse.

Considering the scarcity of freshwater and its importance to our ability to sustain life on this planet (not to mention our addiction to paddling), Level Six donates 1% of its on-line sales to members of the Waterkeeper Alliance around the world. By focusing on one watershed every year, Level Six can have the biggest impact on protecting vital water systems at a global level..


Level Six was founded in Ottawa, Canada and we’ve spent our lives on this astounding river. In our first year we have chose to inaugurate our new conservation effort by protecting this area that has given us so much. 

Click here to learn more about Ottawa RiverKeeper and find out how to get involved. 

Don’t let us stop you from helping out more than just purchasing Level Six products. Click here to donate to the Ottawa Riverkeeper.