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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 [...]

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 [...]

Spinal Immobilization in a River with...

Justin Padgett ACA Swiftwater Rescue Instructor
Possible spinal injuries on the river can be a terrifying thought but, using the water to assist  your situation could make all the difference. Justin Padgett standing in the cold waters of the Tuckaseegee river demonstrates how to use water to assist in spinal immobilization. Head and neck injuries are serious when it comes to whitewater. As [...]

Shoulder Dislocation with Justin Padg...

Justin Padgett discussing shoulder dislocation
The dislocated shoulder is an injury that can happen to any boater and most likely will. If you have never had a dislocated shoulder that’s great. Maybe you don’t know anyone who has ever done it, again this is great news. The longer you boat the more likely you will have a dislocated shoulder or know someone who will dislocate th [...]

ISSU 4 of ACA Paddling Zine

ACA Paddle Zine

Treating Hypothermia with Tom Burroug...

Tom Burroughs ACA instructor
Treating hypothermia is a possibility that can affect every water sport enthusiast. Understanding hypothermia is important. Now that you’ve recognized the signs and symptoms it’s time to act. Do you have a “Duty to Act”, yes you do. You’re an outdoor professional and understand that this is a client or a friend a [...]

Stories of Survival

American Canoe Association Video
This is a great video created for the ACA. Check it out.

October 9-11 Swiftwater Rescue Confer...

ACA Swiftwater Rescue Conference in Western North Carolina The ACA provides a range of recreational opportunities and has been established as one of the premier standards of paddlesports safety and education. As part of the ACA’s leadership role, we have initiated this swiftwater rescue conference to target all facets of whitewater resc [...]

ACA has an Online magazine

Online magazines are great for all electronic platforms on issuu. Want to learn more about the ACA from you mobile device on the go? Maybe you like the iPad that is laying around in the house. Or maybe you are one of the many who like to use the computer for your electronic media surfing. Now you can see what the ACA is doing on all these pla [...]

American Canoe Association and USACK ...

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