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Do you know what it means when someone says "Don't pluck my chicken?" Find the answer and other unofficial river rules here!
Boat spacing, chore etiquette, how many beers you owe someone for lending you some extra salt; educate yourself on the rules of the river.
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"Nature can reduce cynicism, meaninglessness and murderous rage." Awesome parody on the benefits of Nature! via Grand Canyon River Guides Association http://bit.ly/1U6s1od
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New to birding? We have some tips to get you started! http://bit.ly/1WOdSuJ 
Adventure travel can put you beak to beak with some of the most amazing creatures: birds. Here are some tips to get your birding resume off to a great start!
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Great tribute to the Important Places on the NRS blog! Check out the slideshow and tell us which river is your important place! http://bit.ly/1MyqgKo
What is your important place? What river means the most to you? The answers we received when we asked this question surprised even us.
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“Among the most notorious of dangers of the American Southwest, second perhaps only to dying of thirst, is its opposite: being swept into oblivion by a flash flood.” - Michael Ghiglieri

Did you hear about the flash flood at Diamond Creek last week? Turns out it wasn't the first time...
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What’s muddy, deadly and occurs mostly in the summer? Flash floods. Diamond Creek flash flooded last week, reminding us of another near miss almost 30 years ago.
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"Rivers are not pipelines. They're ecosystems."
Great read on the Colorado water plan.
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Grand Junction - Those of us not in the water business tend to think of Colorado’s water future in terms of deliverability — as in, is there
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Eagles and bison and bears, Oh my! Great write up on a trip through +Yellowstone National Park and +Grand Teton National Park via kayak. http://bit.ly/1IWA0bM
IT STARTS as a shriek and builds into a crescendo of urgent screams. By the time our guides, Nate and Marcus, arrive to investigate, the two guys in the tent next door are so convinced they’re being attacked by a bear they’ve managed to flip the tent over.
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Which of these Secret National Parks have you visited? Which ones are on your list? via +Outside Magazine, +Travel + Leisure http://tandl.me/1UdESzE
Samoa translates to “sacred earth,” and this park, comprising 13,500 tropical acres (4,000 acres of which are marine ecosystems) over three volcanic islands in American Samoa, protects the ecosystems and traditions of Polynesia’s oldest culture. The only park in the Southern Hemisphere (in fact, it’s closer to New Zealand than the U.S. mainland), it relies on Samoans for the management of its stunning rainforest, beaches and coral reefs. On Tutui...
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Watch the Wimer Dam on Evans Creek, Oregon get torn down to enhance fish passage and river connectivity. http://bit.ly/1JjCt3v via +International Rivers 
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Flips, dumps, spins and grins! Check out these videos of some massive whitewater and the carnage that ensues. http://bit.ly/1NAfUdO 
From professional footage to Average Joes, here is a compilation of a few of the best whitewater carnage videos on the internet. Enjoy!
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Beautiful video on Georgia's Flint River from +AmericanRivers.
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There are lots of ways to raise happy and healthy kids, but a few things remain consistent. What makes your kids happy? +Outside Magazine 
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“Blue zones” where entire communities live longer, better lives aren't just for grownups. Here’s how you can craft them in your own neighborhood.
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Guiding life's greatest adventures since 1969
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Since 1969, O.A.R.S. has been providing whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, multi-sport, hiking and family adventures for people of all ages and abilities. We offer more than 75 unique itineraries on the world’s waterways.