I am the Events Director and Co-founder of the nonprofit organization Diversify Whitewater.

The Mission of Diversify Whitewater (DW) is to promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in paddlesports by removing the barriers that exist for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), and Allies in kayaking, canoeing, rafting, stand up paddling (SUP), and other related activities primarily through holding community paddling events.

We held two free events in 2020: The DW Community River Float on the Cache la Poudre River and the DW Paddling Skills Day at Boyd Lake State Park.

Photos below by Randy Mead and James Morales.