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Monday, September 18, 2017
New Magazine from Rapid Media »
Rapid Media has combined three titles (Canoeroots, Adventure Kayak and Rapid) into one, the new Paddling Magazine!...
Thursday, September 14, 2017
ACA Bylaw Revision Update »
September 13, 2017   The ACA Board of Directors unanimously approved the following motion in regards to th...
Monday, September 11, 2017
Chief Operating Officer elected Chair of the National Safe Boating Council »
ACA Chief Operating Officer Christopher Stec was elected Chair of the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) at their annu...
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NPC Early Bird deadline »
The discounted early bird rate for the 10th annual ACA National Paddlesports Conference ends today!   ...
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Sugar Island Trustees »
    If you are interested in being a member of the Sugar Island Trustees, please email a letter o...

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Swiftwater Rescue Conference - registration open! »
Registration for the 3rd ACA Swiftwater Rescue Conference is now open!
Friday, July 14, 2017
Kayak Touring Videos - released »
The ACA is proud to release the first three videos in the ACA Kayak Touring Instructional series!   With 1...
Friday, July 7, 2017
Kayak Fishing Videos »
Did you Know?   In partnership with Heliconia Press, the ACA has produced 12 videos for Kayak Fishing....
Friday, June 30, 2017
Online Paddlesports Course »
The ACA has partnered with Boat-Ed to bring you an online paddlesports course.   Learn more...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
ACA's Fall Conferences »
This fall, the ACA is hosting two conferences in the U.S. and two in Europe.   Learn more...

Stewardship & Public Policy
Thursday, August 17, 2017
New ACA Director of Conservation, Stewardship & Public Policy »
J. Michael “Mike” Foreman, a well-known conservationist and natural resources leader in Virginia and throughout the Chesap...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Hōkūle‘a Homecoming »
The iconic voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa is scheduled to return from the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage, sponsored by Hawaiian Ai...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Safe Paddle Trails in Puerto Rico »
Establishing safe paddle trails in Puerto Rico with a CFS Grant. The Coalition for the Northeast Ecological Corrid...
Monday, May 15, 2017
Stewardship Grant Winners Announced »
The ACA is proud to partner with L.L.Bean to support local stewardship initiatives across the country.   2017 C...
Friday, May 12, 2017
ACA is Hiring - Public Policy Chief »
The ACA is looking for a motivated, self starter who wants to make a positive difference for paddlers at the local, state...

Friday, September 15, 2017
Olympics & Paralympics to Los Angeles in 2028! »
LIMA, Peru – The International Olympic Committee has selected Los Angeles as the Host City of the 2028 Olympic and Paralym...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Smolen Wins Silver Medal »
Congratulations to Michal Smolen for winning the Silver Medal in the K-1 Men's Slalom at World Cup #4 in Ivrea, Italy this...
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Olympic & Paralympic NGB Status Update »
To learn the latest pertaining to the ACA's application to become the new National Governing Body (NGB) for the Olympic sp...
Friday, July 21, 2017
ACA's NGB Application - final USOC Hearing Session »
  The USOC sets the second and final of two Hearing Sessions as per the Ted Stevens Act for Tuesday, J...
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
SafeSport for Races »
Once the ACA becomes the National Governing Body(NGB) for paddlesports in the U.S., certain membership types (Racing, Offi...

more Event Calendar

9/29/2017 » 10/1/2017
Europe Whitewater & Rescue Symposium

9/30/2017 » 10/1/2017
Fall Swiftwater Rescue Training

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