Rowing for Herring

Rotarians invite you to save the Baltic Sea and celebrate the 100 Finnish good deeds for waters!

The Rowing for Herring event takes place on Sunday 1st of October 2017. That is the same day
when Helsinki Baltic Herring Market, will be opened.

The Rowing for Herring event will be the grand finale for the 100 Finnish good deeds for waters campaign. Water Heroes will be rewarded at the ceremony held in conjunction with the Rowing event. The campaign highlights the actions citizens have made to protect water quality. Big or small events, volunteer work, gatherings, projects - everywhere in Finland. All the deeds will be published nationwide on the website of Finnish Watercourse Restoration Network (FWRN). The Campaign is included in the Centenary of Finland’s Independence programme.

Involved in the Campaign are Rotary Clubs, Finnish Watercourse Restoration Network (FWRN), Finnish
Canoeing and Rowing Federation and Federation of Finnish Water Protection Associations.

Program

10.00 am Gathering in Finlandia Hall, Café Veranda.
11.00 am Rowing in long boats from Töölönlahti to the Market Square.
12.00 pm Coming ashore at the Market Square. Lunch. Rewarding Water Heroes.
14.30 pm Rowing diplomas and invitations to the Rowing for Herring 2018!

Registration

By 11th of September 2017 at the latest. You can register yourself as a single rower, or you can organize a whole rowing team of 14 single oar rowers and the cox. The organizers will provide the boats.

Rowing fees

80 € /single rower, 2500 € /companies and organizations (incl. breakfast, lunch, program, rent for the boat, security services, diploma and very nice company). 35 € / non-rowers.
For further information, please send your e-mail to silakkasoutu@gmail.com

The organizers

Rotary Clubs Finlandia Hall, Hausjärvi-Riihimäki, Herttoniemi, Pasila, Vantaa Myyrmäki and Rotaract club of Helsinki.

 

Rowing for Herring Event is included in the Centenary of Finland’s Independence programme!

 

The Rowing for Herring event will be the grand finale for the 100 Finnish good deeds for waters campaign. Water Heroes will be rewarded at the ceremony held in conjunction with the Rowing event. The campaign highlights the actions citizens have made to protect water quality. Big or small events, volunteer work, gatherings, projects - everywhere in Finland. All the deeds will be published nationwide on the website of Finnish Watercourse Restoration Network (FWRN).  

Finnish Watercourse Restoration Network (FWRN) was established in 2013. Its goal is widening the audience for watercourse restoration due to the fact that interest and responsibility of watercourse restoration is going more and more for residents, land- and water area owners and volunteers. FWRN offers for its member’s a web page full of practical information for example up-to-date knowledge of restoration practices, yearly conference, social media, newsletter and information of events.

FWRN supports citizens, communities and enterprizes in issues dealing with management of watercourses by gathering and disseminating information. It provides a platform of cooperation between authorities, practicioners and citizens in watercourse restoration and serves as window for international knowledge and forums about good cases and practices.

Involved in the Campaign are Rotary Clubs, Finnish Watercourse Restoration Network (FWRN), Finnish Canoeing and Rowing Federation and Federation of Finnish Water Protection Associations.

The funds raised by the Rowing for Herring event will be donated to the improvement of the water quality monitoring in the Helsinki Metropolitan area. The Water Protection Association of the River Vantaa and Helsinki Region protects the waters and promotes recreation possibilities by the rivers in the catchment area of the River Vantaa. Click here to read more about our work. Make sure to also check out our brochure and read about fishing destinations and rules for fishing in various parts of the River Vantaa.