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Making the world a better place to paddle! Since 1880.
Making the world a better place to paddle! Since 1880.

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USA Women's National Kayak Polo Team Brings Home Gold!
USA Kayak Polo – The USA Women’s National Team brings home gold! The USA Women’s National Team represented USA Kayak Polo at the 2017 Pan American Canoe Polo Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina, over November 16th-19th.  The biennial Pan American Canoe...

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INVITATION to a Workshop on U.S. Forest Service Permitting
Come learn about recent U.S. Forest Service efforts to simplify the process for obtaining Forest Service (USFS) outfitter-guide permits!     The USFS and the Coalition for Outdoor Access (COA), a diverse group of organizations dedicated to improving access ...

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2017 Sanctioned Event of the Year Award Winner
The ACA is proud to present the Sanctioned Event of the Year Award for 2017 to the Penn Cup Slalom Series!  This award is presented to the top ACA sanctioned event as nominated by the paddling public! The Penn Cup is a fall series of races designed to intro...

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From The Paddler's Point Of View With stand-up paddleboarding getting more popular by the day, how can paddlers and boaters safely navigate around each other? Let's learn from both sides. First up, our paddleboarder, Carol Newman Cronin. Stand-up paddleboar...

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ACA hires J. Michael Forman as new Director of Conservation, Stewardship & Public Policy FREDERICKSBURG, Virginia (Aug. 16, 2017) – J. Michael “Mike” Foreman, a well-known conservationist and natural resources leader in Virginia and throughout the Chesapeak...

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Marine17 | Asia-Pacific Boating Safety Conference
ACA Chief Operating Officer Chris Stec was asked by Marine17, the largest Asia-Pacific Boating Safety Conference, to present on U.S. paddlesports participation statistics, fatality statistics, as well as regulatory and education initiatives pertaining to St...

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7 Health Benefits Of Kayaking
This ACA Water Blog features guest-blogger Alex Stevenson from the River Whisperer. You can read more of his posts at kayakcritic.net! Kayaking is a fun activity that you can do with the entire family. You can also get a lot of benefits from kayaking frequ...

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ACA Outreach In China
ACA Outreach In China Historical Overview: Seven years ago, through the work of Dave Burden, the ACA's International Paddlesport Ambassador, the first ACA sanctioned club in  China  was opened on Fuyang Island. (insert the two attached pictures with red car...

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Boardman River Clean Sweep with L.L. Bean
Boardman River Clean Sweep ACA  - LL Bean 2017 Grant Report 1 st Annual Mother’s Day Weekend  Kids Creek / Grand Traverse Commons  May 13, 2017 Background : In 2012, a dam failed while being dismantled and there was a huge flood on the Boardman River.  Afte...

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Member Highlight
In his 17 years of kayaking all over the world, Dave Herpy, an ACA-certified kayaking instructor, has experienced numerous memorial encounters. This includes seeing alligators, bald eagles, and dolphins from his kayak. He has been instructing for 11 years. ...
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