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Jack Lyle’s RiverKids – Call for Volunteers

Monday, March 14, 2022 5:25 PM | James Parnell (Administrator)

Jack Lyle’s RiverKids – Call for Volunteers

In 2019, TSRA launched “Jack Lyle’s RiverKids,” a multi-year program made possible by the Jack Lyle Memorial Fund, which began with a legacy bequeathed by Jack Lyle himself. Our mission is to introduce disadvantaged inner-city youth to the wonders of nature via paddle-sport.

This year, RiverKids events will be held for three Thursdays in June, all at locations near Nashville. We will teach basic water skills and safety for recreational kayaking, and we’re seeking volunteers who feel comfortable helping kids learn paddle-sport on Class I water.

In return for your service, you’ll receive free CPR/First Aid training and free Sierra Club membership, along with the immense satisfaction of showing kids the joys of boating. Interested? 

How to Volunteer: For more details, email You may also update your profile on and sign up for this and other volunteer opportunities.

How to Donate.  The Jack Lyle Memorial Fund covers ongoing multi-year costs of volunteer training, equipment rentals, snacks, and other fees for getting kids on the water.. We welcome any amount to support this important program. Please make your checks payable to TSRA Jack Lyle Fund, and mail them to TSRA, P.O. Box 159041, Nashville, Tennessee 37215-9041. Thank you for your generosity! Or if you'd prefer making a donation today you can click the donate button below and select Jack Lyle River Kids.


Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, #58-1746179.

P.O. Box 159041 Nashville, Tennessee 37215-9041

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