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Last Day to Enter Our Photo Contest!
Photo by Keith Vincent Today is the last day to submit your photo to be considered for the "Photo of the Month" feature in the March issue of  Paddle ! This is a great chance to get your photo out in front of a wide audience. Here is how it works: Email you...
Photo by Keith Vincent Today is the last day to submit your photo to be considered for the "Photo of the Month" feature in the March issue of Paddle! This is a great chance to get your photo out in front of a wide audience. ...
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2016 Club Fostered Stewardship (CFS) Grant Applications Now Available!
Since 2002, the ACA has partnered with L.L. Bean to sponsor the Club Fostered Stewardship (CFS) Program in order to provide funding to local and regional paddling clubs and organizations that undertake stewardship projects on waterways in their area. CFS gr...
Since 2002, the ACA has partnered with L.L. Bean to sponsor the Club Fostered Stewardship (CFS) Program in order to provide funding to local and regional paddling clubs and organizations that undertake stewardship projects on...
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USACK Board Dissolves Partnership with ACA
As of Thursday, January 28th the USACK Board of Directors has decided to end the partnership with the ACA and go another route. Consequently, the ACA Staff will no longer be providing Membership, Database, Insurance, Website, or Financial services to USACK....
As of Thursday, January 28th the USACK Board of Directors has decided to end the partnership with the ACA and go another route. Consequently, the ACA Staff will no longer be providing Membership, Database, Insurance, Website,...
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Low Head Dams: Drowning Machines
When ACA Kayaking Instructor Paul Malewski witnessed a child and his kayak get caught in a low head dam, he knew he had to act fast. "The little boy was 10. He was a lake paddler and had never paddled in current. The river grabbed him so quick, Malewski sai...
When ACA Kayaking Instructor Paul Malewski witnessed a child and his kayak get caught in a low head dam, he knew he had to act fast. "The little boy was 10. He was a lake paddler and had never paddled in current. The river gr...
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Photo Contest!
Photo by ACA Instructor Matt Hite Do you love taking photos while you're on the water? We are looking for entries for the "Photo of the Month" feature in the March issue of  Paddle ! This is a great chance to get your photo out in front of a wide audience. ...
Photo by ACA Instructor Matt Hite Do you love taking photos while you're on the water? We are looking for entries for the "Photo of the Month" feature in the March issue of Paddle! This is a great chance to get your photo out...
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Chasing the Summer in Costa Rica
By Ben Morton, ACA Instructor Trainer Educator and owner of Precision Paddlesports . Every year, I am fortunate enough to travel down to Costa Rica in December to guide a few whitewater kayak trips through my company, Precision Paddlesports. It's always an...
By Ben Morton, ACA Instructor Trainer Educator and owner of Precision Paddlesports. Every year, I am fortunate enough to travel down to Costa Rica in December to guide a few whitewater kayak trips through my company, Precisi...
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Save the Date: 2016 National Paddlesports Conference
Have you marked your calendar yet? The 2016 ACA National Paddlesports Conference will take place November 11-13, 2016, in Sausalito, California!  This conference will feature exciting events for paddlers of all experience levels, family paddling opportuniti...
Have you marked your calendar yet? The 2016 ACA National Paddlesports Conference will take place November 11-13, 2016, in Sausalito, California! This conference will feature exciting events for paddlers of all experience leve...
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Merger Talks Resume between ACA and USACK
The board of directors of ACA and USA Canoe/Kayak have restarted their partnership and will be moving forward with plans for a merger. In the meantime, the ACA will continue to provide membership, database, insurance, website and financial services to USACK...
The board of directors of ACA and USA Canoe/Kayak have restarted their partnership and will be moving forward with plans for a merger. In the meantime, the ACA will continue to provide membership, database, insurance, website...
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Low Head Dams, Also Known as "Drowning Machines"
Paul Malewski and two of his students, in 2016. When ACA Kayaking Instructor Paul Malewski witnessed a child and his kayak get caught in a low head dam last summer, he knew he had to act fast.  It was July 2015, and recent heavy rain had pushed the Grand Ri...
Paul Malewski and two of his students, in 2016. When ACA Kayaking Instructor Paul Malewski witnessed a child and his kayak get caught in a low head dam last summer, he knew he had to act fast. It was July 2015, and recent ...
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Low Head Dams: Drowning Machines
When ACA Kayaking Instructor Paul Malewski witnessed a child and his kayak get caught in a low head dam, he knew he had to act fast. "The little boy was 10. He was a lake paddler and had never paddled in current. The river grabbed him so quick, Malewski sai...
When ACA Kayaking Instructor Paul Malewski witnessed a child and his kayak get caught in a low head dam, he knew he had to act fast. "The little boy was 10. He was a lake paddler and had never paddled in current. The river gr...
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Picture Yourself Volunteering in Alaska This Summer
Beach on northeastern Shuyak Island, AK For the summer of 2016, Island Trails Network is coordinating a  Community Marine Debris Cleanup  of Shuyak Island State Park in cooperation with the NOAA Marine Debris Program and the State of Alaska. Shuyak is a sce...
Beach on northeastern Shuyak Island, AK For the summer of 2016, Island Trails Network is coordinating a Community Marine Debris Cleanup of Shuyak Island State Park in cooperation with the NOAA Marine Debris Program and the St...
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Happy Birthday, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
If you're getting out on the water today, be sure to  leave it better than you found it . And don't forget to take advantage of  free entry to National Parks ! The ACA office is currently closed and will reopen Tuesday, January 19. Paddle safe!
If you're getting out on the water today, be sure to leave it better than you found it. And don't forget to take advantage of free entry to National Parks! The ACA office is currently closed and will reopen Tuesday, January ...
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Making the world a better place to paddle! Since 1880.
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The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a member based, national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling; stewardship support to help protect paddling environments; and sanctioning of programs and events to promote paddlesport competition and recreation (aka FUN!).
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