Thursday, January 26, 2017

Giving Back to Your Stomping Ground

Each paddling journey begins a little differently, but they each involve falling in love with a beautiful sport that allows you to connect with a part of the world that is otherwise inaccessible. Who spends time paddling down rivers, into coastal caves, or across a remote lake? These are places that paddling has enabled us to embrace. These are important places that require attention. 

It is up to each individual to decide how they want to give back to the waterways that helped them develop passion. You can organize a clean up, write to your congressional representative to express your concern for an area, or host outreach events raise awareness about it's sanctity. Whatever you choose to do, let us help! 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

American Rivers, Final Letter

The Department of the Interior published a Request for Information regarding the proposed development of new dams to generate electric power. 

The American Rivers letter, signed by over 80 organizations, including the ACA, uses published data to argue that “we should focus our resources and efforts on upgrading existing hydropower projects and adding hydropower capabilities to existing non-powered dams rather than building new projects.” The rationale behind American Rivers’ position is presented in their letter to the DOI.

Photo of the Snoqualmie River in Washington, where a new dam could be built. Photo from Thomas O'Keefe.

To learn more about some of the public policy that the ACA is involved in, please follow: