Monday, November 23, 2009

Exped LLC joins Washington Water Trails Association: Press Release




November 23, 2009

Seattle, WA

Exped LLC, the North American subsidiary of Exped AG of Switzerland, recently joined Washington Water Trails Association as a corporate sponsor.

Washington Water Trails Association (WWTA) is a non-profit organization whose members love to travel and enjoy the world by small boats. The Association incorporated in 1990, after realizing that urbanization and privatization of Washington's shorelines are limiting access to and rapidly changing the pristine nature of Washington's waterways. WWTA provides a clear voice for small boater's rights and a helping hand to preserve access to Washington's waters for future generations.

“Exped LLC is based in the Seattle area and we paddle our local water trails year round – and so do our customers,” said Kaj Bune, Director of Marketing for Exped LLC. “A partnership with WWTA is a great way for us to help preserve the human powered boating experience in our own back yard. Every year we kick off the paddling season in the spring with a multi-family, multi-generational paddling trip and we stay at WWTA camp sites. We’re really excited to play a part in the future of this important local cause. ”
WWTA is the steward of five water trails in Washington: The 140 mile long Cascadia Marine Trail stretches from Olympia, Washington to the Canadian border with campsites along the way. The Lakes-To-Locks Water Trail connects the urban waterways of Seattle with the salt water of Puget Sound. Willapa Bay Trail along the SW Washington coast provides spectacular views of sandy beaches, dune grasslands and coastal pine forests. The Lower Columbia River Water Trail extends146 miles from Bonneville Dam to the Pacific Ocean. The Northwest Discovery Trail follows 367 miles of the Clearwater, Snake and Columbia Rivers. The next great Washington water trail being planned is the Greater Columbia Water Trail, a 500+ mile water trail network in the Columbia River watershed from the Canadian border through the Hanford Reach on the Similkameen, Okanogan, and Columbia Rivers.
Please visit the WWTA website at www.wwta.org .

About Exped:
Since 1997, the Exped team has designed and built the highest quality specialized gear for the active outdoor enthusiast. This equipment is designed to appeal to everyone from the casual hiker of the Appalachian Trail to the technical climber in the Himalayas. Exped means expedition equipment, and through ingenious simplicity and innovation Exped delivers the maximum outdoor experience with minimal means. Exped is based in Zurich, Switzerland and Seattle, Washington and maintains uncommonly close relationships with their business partners around the world.

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