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Please Help Puerto Rico’s Paddl...

Paddle Paradise Clean Up with Omar
Please Help Puerto Rico’s Paddling Tourism Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. We all saw the destruction on the news, but most of us feel paralyzed and not able to help. I feel like this as well and have a wonderful friend named Omar Ramos who’s a Puerto Rican native and owns a company called Paddle Paradise. Omar is an incr [...]

Sunrise Sunset Susquehanna Paddle �...

Sunrise Sunset Susquehanna
On Saturday, July 22, we will be paddling – playing – cruising! For adventurous folks, we are paddling 11 miles in the morning/early afternoon from Jersey Shore to Williamsport. For those who wish to keep their feet on the ground, we have an afternoon of play activities planned at Susquehanna State Park in Williamsport. Come out and enjoy li [...]

Riverkeeper Recognized for Environmen...

Susquehanna River Keeper Carol Parenzan
Riverkeeper Recognized for Environmental Excellence LEWISBURG (March 28, 2017) – In just one short year, Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper® Carol Parenzan has made a big splash. On Tuesday, March 21, the Union County Conservation District awarded Parenzan with its Director’s Award for Environmental Excellence. “This award,” shares Bill Deitrick [...]

SEIC Report from Fredericksburg

SEIC Meeting in Fredericksburg with the ACA 2
Greetings from Fredericksburg! I had an awesome time visiting the ACA headquarters. It was great to finally meet the staff members in person and it’s always great to connect with others who love the water as much as I do! If you get a chance to head down it is well worth the trip. The town itself was the boyhood home of George Washington and [...]

Bridges Over Troubled Water

Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper, in partnership with Susquehanna Life Magazine, presents the first “Bridges Over Troubled Water,” a one-day motorbus tour of the watershed to covered bridges and local vineyards. Along the way, we’ll learn about some of the environmental concerns in the river valley while being coached in wine-tasting skills. We’ll be treated to the home-made goodies of Salty & Baked, and we’ll nurture our brain cells and our bellies at Le Jeune Chef at Penn College, where we’ll engage in a learning lunch focused on food and wine pairing. And all of this for a good cause – to support the work of your Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper – and, of course, our Earth. Seating is limited to just 55 people and tickets are going fast! To reserve your seat on the bus and your place at the table, please contact Carol at 570-768-6300 or midsusriver@gmail.com Living every day as Earth Day – Carol P.S. Please share this announcement with friends and family!
What’s better than Earth Day with friends? Earth Day with friends, wine, covered bridges, and great food! Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper, in partnership with Susquehanna Life Magazine, presents the first “Bridges Over Troubled Water,” a one-day motorbus tour of the watershed to covered bridges and local vineyards. Along the way, we’ll learn a [...]

2017-2019 Education Director Steve Sa...

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Introducing Steve Sassaman ACA-PA Education Director It’s my pleasure to welcome Steve into the ACA-PA Executive Council. Currently I’ve not met Steve, but he has a great first name that I’m fond of. He also looks like he is excited about paddle sports and that is exactly what Pennsylvania needs to get the word out about the [...]

2017-2019 Stewardship Director Carol ...

ACA-PA Stewardship Director Carol Parenzan
Introducing Carol Parenzan ACA-PA Stewardship Director It’s my pleasure to welcome Carol as the ACA-PA Stewardship Director. She is an incredibly hardworking woman and is devoted to Pennsylvania waterways and overall water quality and health of rivers in general.  -Steve Barber ACA-PA State Director Carol Parenzan ACA-PA Stewardship Dir [...]

Kayak Roll Sessions at Uniontown High...

Kayaking Roll Session at Uniontown High School
Kayak Roll Sessions are happening at Uniontown High School.     Roll sessions are the gateway into kayaking. It’s such a fantastic gateway into the world of whitewater and fortunately for the kids at Uniontown High School the Youghiogheny River is 17 miles away. The Youghiogheny River has multiple sections for for kayakers o [...]

Cheat River Festival 2016

The annual Cheat River Festival is a celebration of new life, that which comes each Spring and the new life that can be found in the Cheat River watershed. Cheat Fest is Friends of the Cheat’s annual fundraiser which helps us advance our watershed projects and supports the organization’s administrative costs. Rain or shine, Cheat Fest is alw [...]

ACA State Director for Pennsylvania S...

Deep Creek Lake Management Public Hearing, American Canoe Association Pennsylvania State Director
I’m proud to be representing the ACA and the whitewater community at the Deep Creek Lake Public Hearing. Full meeting audio: Learn more about the Deep Creek Lake Water Management Plan from another post. Below is some personal experiences from the Upper Yough. My name is Steve Barber and I’m currently the American Canoe Associat [...]

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WV Beers for WV Public Lands!

February 21, 2018, 6:00pm - February 21, 2018, 7:00pm

Do you like beer? Do you like our public lands? We have just the event for you! Join us for WV Beers for WV Public Lands, presented by the Morgantown Chapter of West Virginians for Public Lands and West Virginia Rivers Coalition in partnership with Sierra Club. We will have several WV beers on tap from Short Story Brewing and Chestnut Brew Works, all proceeds going to West Virginians for Public Lands; a photo booth provided by As You Are Boudoir, props included; raffles and door prizes provided by Pathfinder, 304 Food Works, and Black Bear Burritos; and excited volunteer leaders ready to educate and inform. We will see you there!

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No PFD’s. I guess if you fell off floating may be your second worry. This is terrifying. ...

Log rafting, 1958. Carpathian mountains, Ukraine. Absolutely terrifying!

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Kayak fishing on the Yough anyone. Awesome video. ...

Trout, bass, kayaks. What more could you ask for. #kayakfishing #rock

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The View Below: Amazing Sights in Our Streams and Rivers

March 4, 2018, 2:00pm - March 4, 2018, 2:30pm

Freshwater Journeys in partnership with Roots & Shoots at BucknellU and Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association, Inc. presents .... The View Below: Amazing Sights in Our Streams and Rivers Sunday, March 4, 2:00-3:30 PM Gallery Theatre at Elaine Langone Center Bucknell University (Lewisburg, PA) We often perceive that there isn’t much to see beneath the surface of our nation’s freshwater rivers and streams, but once we look underwater, an amazing world appears. Fish of incredibly diverse colors, shapes, and behaviors live in freshwater ecosystems. The streams themselves create other worldly, breathtaking streamscapes, giving humans willing to submerge themselves the opportunity to witness incredible ecological feats, such as thousand-mile fish migrations, predator-prey interactions, or the vibrant-colors of mating displays. The underwater world of our rivers and streams is unexpected, largely unnoticed, and amazing! Underwater naturalist Keith Williams shares his adventures of exploring and discovering the underwater world of our Susquehanna River and her tributaries, including the Pennsylvania 2018 River of the Year – the Loyalsock Creek – in this engaging free presentation. About the Presenter: Keith Williams has developed river snorkeling-based science curriculum and has established river snorkeling programs for non-profits and the U.S. Forest Service. Keith has led thousands of people on river snorkeling adventures. His first book on river snorkeling, Snorkelhead, was published in 2016. FREE and open to the public. This project was financed in part by a grant from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program, using Environmental Stewardship Funds, under the administration of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation and administered by the Pennsylvania Organization of Watersheds and Rivers. #PARiveroftheYear #LoyalsockCreek #LoyalsockLove #Susquehanna

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  • Susquehanna River Keeper Carol Parenzan

    Riverkeeper Recognized for Environmental Excellence

    Riverkeeper Recognized for Environmental Excellence

    LEWISBURG (March 28, 2017) – In just one short year, Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper [...]

  • Cheat River Festival 2016

    The annual Cheat River Festival is a celebration of new life, that which comes each Spring and the new life that can be found in the Ch [...]

  • Justin Padgett ACA Swiftwater Rescue Instructor

    Spinal Immobilization in a River with Justin Padgett

    Possible spinal injuries on the river can be a terrifying thought but, using the water to assist  your situation could make all the diff [...]

  • Justin Padgett discussing shoulder dislocation

    Shoulder Dislocation with Justin Padgett

    The dislocated shoulder is an injury that can happen to any boater and most likely will.
    If you have never had a dislocated shoulder tha [...]

  • ACA Paddle Zine

    ISSU 4 of ACA Paddling Zine