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Paddling Tips For Beginners
By Mike Mainhart, ACA Level 1 Kayak Instructor and Vice President of Outdoor Writers of Ohio. Paddlesports, in particular kayaking, is one of the fastest growing segments of the outdoor industry. In Ohio alone there are 107,671 registered kayaks and canoes....
By Mike Mainhart, ACA Level 1 Kayak Instructor and Vice President of Outdoor Writers of Ohio. Paddlesports, in particular kayaking, is one of the fastest growing segments of the outdoor industry. In Ohio alone there are 1...
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Monster Deck Removal on the Upper Platte River
The thought of a riverside deck in Northern Michigan brings pleasant, peaceful imagery to most dedicated river stewards. However, the ACA Paddle America Club Traverse Area Paddle Club did not share those sentiments when they encountered the “Monster Deck”,...
The thought of a riverside deck in Northern Michigan brings pleasant, peaceful imagery to most dedicated river stewards. However, the ACA Paddle America Club Traverse Area Paddle Club did not share those sentiments when they ...
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Renew the Land & Water Conservation Fund
The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is one of the most important tools we have to conserve public lands and improve recreation. It's set to expire in Fall 2015, and we're urging lawmakers to permanently renew it. Read our letter of support, and take...
The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is one of the most important tools we have to conserve public lands and improve recreation. It's set to expire in Fall 2015, and we're urging lawmakers to permanently renew it. ...
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Kayaking as a Low-Impact Opportunity for Wetlands Appreciation
By  Whitney Smith, guide at Door County Kayak Tours. Whitney recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration. Quiet recreational activities such as kayaking provide an excellent, alternative ...
By Whitney Smith, guide at Door County Kayak Tours. Whitney recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration. Quiet recreational activities such as kayak...
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Presenters Confirmed for Swiftwater Rescue Conference
The  2015 ACA Swiftwater Rescue Conference  will focus on a series of on-water safety and rescue educational sessions taught by the best of the best in swiftwater rescue instruction. Guess who is already confirmed to present at the conference this fall? Get...
The 2015 ACA Swiftwater Rescue Conference will focus on a series of on-water safety and rescue educational sessions taught by the best of the best in swiftwater rescue instruction. Guess who is already confirmed to present at...
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Celebrate National Rivers Month
As our planet faces increasing environmental issues due to development and misuse of natural resources, the ACA is committed more than ever to making the world a better place to paddle. June is National Rivers Month, and we are asking for your support to cr...
As our planet faces increasing environmental issues due to development and misuse of natural resources, the ACA is committed more than ever to making the world a better place to paddle. June is National Rivers Month, and we a...
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U.S. Coast Guard Commends ACA Instructor for Kayak Safety Program
Jane Bales is an ACA member, Coast Guard Auxiliarist, ACA Certified Kayak and SUP Instructor, Organizer of the Greater Albuquerque/Santa Fe Kayak Meet Up, and Co-Founder of Kayak New Mexico, Inc (a non profit organization building courage, confidence, and c...
Jane Bales is an ACA member, Coast Guard Auxiliarist, ACA Certified Kayak and SUP Instructor, Organizer of the Greater Albuquerque/Santa Fe Kayak Meet Up, and Co-Founder of Kayak New Mexico, Inc (a non profit organization bui...
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Vote For Your Favorite New Life Jacket Design by July 8
What will the next generation of life jackets look like? If you’ve ever worn a life jacket and thought how its design or styling could be better, now is your chance to be heard. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water and the Personal Float...
What will the next generation of life jackets look like? If you’ve ever worn a life jacket and thought how its design or styling could be better, now is your chance to be heard. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Cl...
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Farewell, Cireena!
The ACA would like to thank Office Manager Cireena Katto for her many years of dedicated service to ACA members and the paddling public. We wish her and her family all good things as they embark on their next adventure! 
The ACA would like to thank Office Manager Cireena Katto for her many years of dedicated service to ACA members and the paddling public. We wish her and her family all good things as they embark on their next adventure! 
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ACA National Paddlesports Awards
Do you know a paddler, or an entire organization, deserving of recognition? Nominations for the 2015 National Awards are now open! Legends of Paddling  Excellence in Instruction Sanctioned Event of the Year Green Paddle for Waterway Conservation Joe Pina Vo...
Do you know a paddler, or an entire organization, deserving of recognition? Nominations for the 2015 National Awards are now open! Legends of Paddling  Excellence in Instruction Sanctioned Event of the Year Green Paddle for ...
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Stewardship Saturday!
For this week’s Stewardship Saturday, we will take a look at waterway cleanup veterans Illinois Paddling Council and their joint program with Openlands, Illinois Water Trailkeepers. The Illinois Paddling Council, an ACA Paddle America Club dedicated to advo...
For this week’s Stewardship Saturday, we will take a look at waterway cleanup veterans Illinois Paddling Council and their joint program with Openlands, Illinois Water Trailkeepers. The Illinois Paddling Council, an A...
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Find an ACA Instructor Near You
Our new  Paddle Ready app  lets you easily search for ACA instructors in your area. Whether you want to give stand up paddleboarding a try, learn how to roll your kayak, or learn some swiftwater rescue techniques, Paddle Ready will set you up with an ACA in...
Our new Paddle Ready app lets you easily search for ACA instructors in your area. Whether you want to give stand up paddleboarding a try, learn how to roll your kayak, or learn some swiftwater rescue techniques, Paddle Ready ...
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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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