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2017-2019 Education Director Steve Sassaman

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 great padding opportunities in PA.  -Steve Barber ACA-PA State Director

Steve Sassaman ACA-PA Education Director

Steve Sassaman ACA-PA Education Director

Steve is stoked about recreational paddling.

Steve began paddling in 2004 at a residential summer camp where he taught recreational canoeing. As he continued to develop his passion for teaching others in the outdoors, the water was always a central part of his focus. In 2012 Steve became a member of the ACA and began his coastal kayaking instructional journey. Steve has recently gotten into whitewater kayaking and has dabbled with SUP. Currently he serves as the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation for Outdoor Adventure Pursuits at West Chester University where he coordinates outdoor experiential education programs including backpacking, climbing, and of course paddling. He holds a Master of Education Degree from Abilene Christian University and is a National Outdoor Leadership School Outdoor Educator graduate.

You can contact Steve Sassaman for more information if you would like.

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ACA - Pennsylvania shared Crossline Reach's Reach Triad Delivery. ...

" Reach Protection combined with a change in direction via Pulley" .One throw...you go...both ways ghost boat control...portage, gear transferal, boat platform delivery, swimmer power assist/ stranded motorist flotation delivery, boat delivery, rescuer delivery...belay, assist. Line size can be walked up if necessary after initial anchor for bigger flows or gradient. Essentially another evolution in the quiver to minimize risk to rescuers and those needing support or rescue...and increasing the logistical safety of trekkers, guides and clients.

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Before Your Spray ... ... at your home, business, or public space, please consider what other options may be available to you for control of weeds and invasives. Sprayed herbicides can enter the local waterway and impact not only the health of aquatic wildlife but also the drinking water of those who live downstream. Please share to show you care about a Healthy 'Hanna.

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Before You Mow ... Please consider where you are blowing your grass clippings. Depending on your laws of your local government, blowing grass clippings into the road may be illegal under their stormwater regulations. Grass clippings can clog storm drains and catch basins. They also introduce additional organics (and possibly herbicides and pesticides) into local waterways as part of stormwater flow. Please blow all clippings away from the road. Please share to show you care about a Healthy 'Hanna.

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