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Adaptive Paddling

Paddling unifies and heals us. Adaptive Paddling classifications include amputation and other limb impairments, cerebral palsy, visual impairment, spinal cord injuries, and more. Organizations like Dynamic Paddlers sprang out of the desire of a man with a below elbow amputation to be active on the water. Paddling programs like Team River Runner and River House focus on giving back to veterans. After years of the damaging affects of service, these veterans experience the healing peace of our beautiful state’s waters. Out in nature, exerting themselves on the water, we, the diverse community, become one and become better selves.

 

Western and Southwestern PA

Dynamic Paddlers

Three Rivers Rowing Adaptive Paddling

Team River Runner Pittsburgh

River House PA

Archilles International Pittsburgh

Three Rivers Adaptive Sports

Strong as Steel Adaptive Sports

Three Rivers Park District

 

Southeastern PA

Team River Runner Southeast PA

Pennsylvania Center for Adapted Sports Programs

Archilles International Philadelphia

Schuylkill River Outfitters

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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