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American Rivers, Final Letter
The Department of the Interior published a Request for Information regarding the proposed development of new dams to generate electric power.  The American Rivers letter, signed by over 80 organizations, including the ACA, uses published data to argue that ...
The Department of the Interior published a Request for Information regarding the proposed development of new dams to generate electric power. The American Rivers letter, signed by over 80 organizations, including the ACA...
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Paddling Challenge
Are you looking for a new paddling goal this coming year? Maybe you are hoping to paddle more than you did last year, maybe you are hoping to pick up a new discipline, or maybe you would like to participate in a 72-mile race! Whatever your next paddling goa...
Are you looking for a new paddling goal this coming year? Maybe you are hoping to paddle more than you did last year, maybe you are hoping to pick up a new discipline, or maybe you would like to participate in a 72-mile race!...
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Our Adaptive Paddling Program
The ACA would like to personally thank Janet Zeller for her 25+ years of service and dedication to the ACA’s Adaptive Paddling Program. The program was initiated in the late 1980s by Janet and several other talented and motivated ACA instructors including C...
The ACA would like to personally thank Janet Zeller for her 25+ years of service and dedication to the ACA’s Adaptive Paddling Program. The program was initiated in the late 1980s by Janet and several other talented and motiv...
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ACA's State Director Conference in Puerto Rico
Thanks to Omar and Jessica of Paddle Paradise, ACA Puerto Rican members threw a fiesta for the State Directors to kick off the ACA's State Director Conference in Gurabo, PR this weekend. ACA members from Alaska to Florida joined together for a working, yet ...
Thanks to Omar and Jessica of Paddle Paradise, ACA Puerto Rican members threw a fiesta for the State Directors to kick off the ACA's State Director Conference in Gurabo, PR this weekend. ACA members from Alaska to Florida...
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Fall and Winter Paddling
Fall and Winter paddling can be peaceful and beautiful. Ensuring that you are dressed for the weather will help keep you and your loved ones happy this season! Making sure that you are properly dressed,  are wearing a PFD, and letting someone know your padd...
Fall and Winter paddling can be peaceful and beautiful. Ensuring that you are dressed for the weather will help keep you and your loved ones happy this season! Making sure that you are properly dressed, are wearing a PFD, an...
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World Paddle Awards
The World Paddle Awards (WPA) are awarded annually to celebrate the most remarkable men and women in the world of paddlesports. The Nominees for the World Paddle Award are in! Now is the time to make your voices heard! Please join us in cheering on Michele ...
The World Paddle Awards (WPA) are awarded annually to celebrate the most remarkable men and women in the world of paddlesports. The Nominees for the World Paddle Award are in! Now is the time to make your voices heard! Please...
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Paddle Green Stewardship
The ACA is incredibly lucky to have volunteers and partners who care about waterways as much as we do! A great big thank you goes out to all the people who have helped to keep our water trails healthy! If you, or an organization you are a part of, would lik...
The ACA is incredibly lucky to have volunteers and partners who care about waterways as much as we do! A great big thank you goes out to all the people who have helped to keep our water trails healthy! If you, or an organ...
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"Hey, I'd Eat This At Home!"
Does anyone need inspiration this holiday season to make their families smile? Check out this recipe from Michael Gray's book, available on our eStore! Bananas Nigel Foster Inspired by dear friend Nigel, and like Nigel, its easy going and crowd pleasing. In...
Does anyone need inspiration this holiday season to make their families smile? Check out this recipe from Michael Gray's book, available on our eStore! Bananas Nigel Foster Inspired by dear friend Nigel, and like Nigel, i...
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The Land Wa'a - Hokulea
Have you heard about the Hokulea? This large canoe is taking a trip around the world and has recently spent a lot of time on the East Coast! We are so proud of our friends and are pleased that they are happy to partner with us as well! We are honored to be ...
Have you heard about the Hokulea? This large canoe is taking a trip around the world and has recently spent a lot of time on the East Coast! We are so proud of our friends and are pleased that they are happy to partner with u...
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Urban Surf 4 Kids
The ACA would like to highlight Urban Surf 4 Kids because of their positive influence on orphan and foster kids through paddlesports and community involvement! Their mission is to empower these kids through having fun, and then by giving back to their commu...
The ACA would like to highlight Urban Surf 4 Kids because of their positive influence on orphan and foster kids through paddlesports and community involvement! Their mission is to empower these kids through having fun, and th...
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The ACA relies on our members, donations and our sponsors to continue to do great things.  One such sponsor, Werner Paddles, has a storied 51 year history of designing and handcrafting paddles for touring, fishing, SUP, whitewater and canoe.  Family owned a...
The ACA relies on our members, donations and our sponsors to continue to do great things. One such sponsor, Werner Paddles, has a storied 51 year history of designing and handcrafting paddles for touring, fishing, SUP, white...
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Legend of Paddling Award
The ACA is proud to announce that this year's Legend of Paddling Award is in the name of Joe Glickman. This award is presented each year to an individual for their legendary contributions to paddlesports. Recipients of this prestigious award are inducted in...
The ACA is proud to announce that this year's Legend of Paddling Award is in the name of Joe Glickman. This award is presented each year to an individual for their legendary contributions to paddlesports. Recipients of this p...
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503 Sophia Street, Ste 100 Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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Making the world a better place to paddle! Since 1880.
Introduction
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!).