DARIEN — Raising funds and awareness to help Long Island Sound, a cadre of Darienites joined a paddling flotilla Saturday morning off Weed Beach.

Sponsored by SoundWaters, the Stamford-based nonprofit, the larger group of about 50 participants regrouped at Cove Island, from where they covered four miles around the coast of Stamford in kayaks and on stand-up paddle boards.

“I like kayaking,” said Stamford Mayor David Martin, who participated. “I think it’s a great sport (and) it’s beautiful on the sound.”

“SoundWaters is terrifice,” he said, “and they’re always thinking of something new and educational … to get us more in touch with Long Island Sound.”