Founded by Jason Beakes, member of the US Kayak Team for 8 years, Active Nature is the best source of kayaking and paddleboarding instruction in the DC region. Active Nature helps participants build their confidence and skills and helps them connect with the natural world around them. With the Potomac River running through the heart of the region, Active Nature aims to make paddle sports accessible to all residents of the DC Metro area. They offer introductory lessons to each sport, “Moonlight Tours” & “Water and Wine” events for paddleboarders, an intensive spring training course for serious kayakers, and corporate wellness events with physical fitness and team building.

We’ve worked with Active Nature for 5 years now, on a variety of projects. In 2013, we featured Jason discussing his connection to the Potomac River, and Active Nature’s goal to get people more involved in fitness and environmental preservation. In 2013 and 2014 we were media sponsors for the Potomac RiverFest, organized by Jason Beakes, the Active Nature team, and other partners in the paddling community. In 2015, we used our brand new UAV to film Jason paddleboarding on the Potomac. And now in 2016, we’re once again involved with the Potomac RiverFest and working with Jason on social media marketing.

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