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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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WANTED: River Rats with Interest in Wildlife

Brookies, smallmouth, bears ... oh my!
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Friends! YOU can help us create the next generation of conservation leaders! The nomination process is officially open for the 2018 Wildlife Leadership Academy program. We are seeking referrals from you of motivated students ages 14 to 17 to become Certified Conservation Ambassadors. Nominations are being accepted online at wildlifeleadershipacademy.org/nominate/ ***Please Share - don't let a student miss the opportunity to apply!*** **Letters to nominated students, with an invitation to apply to the 2018 program, will start to be sent out January 1.** Nominated students should have demonstrated interest in wildlife and/or fisheries conservation. Accepted nominees will become certified Conservation Ambassadors through attending one of five 5-day residential summer field schools which will focus on white-tailed deer, bass, brook trout, ruffed grouse, and turkey. Students in each field school will gain extensive knowledge about wildlife/fisheries and conservation, leadership experience, and communication skills. **Applicants may be nominated by an adult who knows them well but is NOT a relative (teacher, school counselor, Envirothon advisor, employer, youth group leader, etc.). As Conservation Ambassadors, students receive a letter of a recommendation for college applications; certification of community service work, and a certificate designating them as Conservation Ambassadors. Students are also eligible to apply for three college credits through Cedar Crest College, return to the Academy tuition free the following year, compete for college scholarships, and join an Academy Alumni Network of 100+ wildlife, fisheries, and conservation professionals.

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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