Canoeing is a great way to explore our waterways, rivers, lakes and sea.  It allows us to get close to a huge range of flora and fauna.  The canoe is a traditional craft which causes no erosion, noise or pollution, and leaves no trace of its passing.  It is up to us to use our craft appropriately.  By following some simple steps you can ensure your presence doesn’t cause any harm to the natural environment and you can minimise and avoid disturbing wildlife.

Leave No Trace 

CANI is an official partner of Leave No Trace Ireland and is fully committed to promoting the Leave No Trace Principles.

Leave No Trace is an Outdoor Ethics Programme designed to promote and inspire responsible outdoor recreation through education, research, and partnerships. An ethic can be defined as knowing what the right thing to do is, and doing it, even if there is no one about to see you do it. Leave No Trace depends more on attitude and awareness than on rules and regulations. Techniques designed to minimise the social and environmental impacts to the outdoors are incorporated into the Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics Education Programme as seven principles.

The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace

1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
2. Be Considerate of Others
3. Respect Farm Animals and Wildlife
4. Travel and Camp on Durable Ground
5. Leave What You Find
6. Dispose of Waste Properly
7. Minimise the Effects of Fire

Please  click here  for more information on Leave No Trace.