Nothing beats getting out on the water and letting a current take you somewhere new! Washingtonโ€™s wealth of rivers and lakes offer seemingly unlimited opportunities for world-class kayaking, canoeing, rowing, and paddle boarding. Though freshwater bodies are resilient, many are stressed by pollution, climate change, and loss of forests that protect and shade. The Nature Conservancy is improving the health of rivers, expanding habitat, helping communities stay safe from floods, and assuring you have a place to paddle.