Monday, May 31, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Be a part of history!
As part of the World Environment Day on June 5, 2010, Pittsburgh will attempt to break the Guinnes World Record for the Largest Raft of Canoes & Kayaks. This record was most recently set (2009) at Inlet, NY by a group of 1,104 boats. The record was previously set in Cleveland, OH (2001).
The record attempt will involve a flotilla, a free-floating raft of kayaks and canoes held together by hand. Paddlers will launch their boats from convenient locations downtown and for a raft near Point State Park. Once arranged, each paddler will pull-up his / her paddle and hold onto an adjacent boat for 30 seconds - long enough to satisfy the record attemp requirements and for an aerial photograph.
Bring your own boat, or rent one for just $15. For more information and to register, visit http://www.paddleatthepoint.com/
To be safe on the water - check out the Top Ten Safety Tips for paddlers.
For other events in your area, be sure to visit the ACA Event Calendar.
Paddle Safe & Paddle Often
Jeremy & Andrew
Safety Education, Instruction & Outreach Department
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
ACA Executive Director Wade Blackwood was quoted on the recent USGS Press Release, along with the Weather Channel's Jim Cantore!
Read the Press Release and sign up today!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
This Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. EDT / 8:00 a.m. PDT, people from around North America will attempt to set the world record for the most inflatable life jackets inflated simultaneously. This event will be held throughout the United States and in Canada not only to promote inflatable life jackets, but also to educate about life jackets in general. This event will kick off the 2010 “Wear It!” Campaign.
We want to invite you to help make this event as successful as possible, and it is as easy as inflating a life jacket. By participating and offering a local event in your area, you’re not only getting the opportunity to educate about the new styles of inflatable life jackets, you’re also going to be a part of history!
To get even more people involved, we are creating a friendly “competition” among the participating groups. Think you get can more people to inflate their life jacket than the state next to you? Are you confident that you can get more people to post their pictures on our Web site than any other state? Can you beat the Canadians up north? Now is your chance to show that your state always remembers to “Wear It!” By participating, there’s a chance to win one of twelve (12) inflatable life jackets courtesy of Mustang Survival!
Monday, May 17, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Learn about one of the hottest new outdoor recreation specialties from the experts!
Whitewater Courses and Parks, 2010: Making it Happen, and Making it Work!
May 24-27, 2010, Salida, Colorado
Professionals in a variety of fields will be attending and speaking, sharing their
experiences related to the rapidly-growing number of whitewater courses installed orunderway in the US and abroad.
Civil engineers, parks and recreation and public works leaders, legal experts in the field of outdoor recreation and risk management and landscape architects who have built,funded and developed programming for whitewater courses will be convening in Salida!
ACA has teamed up with the Paddlesports Industry Association, the Shimoda Group, Recreation Engineering & Planning, and Northwest Hydraulic Consultants to design a conference for those who build, maintain, manage, promote, and use whitewater courses and parks. From the whitewater superparks to a river feature downtown, this is the premier event for learning about this aspect of whitewater paddling.
For other ACA related events across the country in 2010, visit the ACA Event Calendar.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
No matter your ability, join the ACA out on the water this summer. Click here for a list of specific programs across the country.