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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Developed by bridging the world of climbing and river running, the Telfer Lower is a hybrid technique for extraction on the river.
Seems only right for ACA-PA to feature this whitewater professional nurtured by the great state of Pennsylvania, Les Bechdel. He attended Penn State and the whitewater curriculum he teaches presently finds his cla [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Hypothermia is something that can affect every water sport enthusiast.
To deal with it you have to understand it. Tom Burroughs did an incredible job of explaining the character and symptoms of hypothermia on the banks of the Tuckaseegee river. During my time at the ACA Swiftwater Rescue Clinic in Dilsboro North Carolina I was able to learn f [...]