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IBWSS - St. Petersburg, FL »
If you happen to be near St. Petersburg, FL this week, ACA Chief Operating Officer Christopher Stec will be presenting a...
Friday, April 14, 2017
The Flotation Report - Canada »
Can we learn from our neighbors to the North?   Read the comprehensive study , from 1991 to 2010.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Profiling the Sport of SUP »
Read a 2015 Report on Profiling the Sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding Read here   (scroll to bottom of th...
Friday, April 7, 2017
Work at the ACA - Social Media Coordinator »
Interested in working from home part-time for the ACA as the organization's Social Media Coordinator? Job Desc...
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Tent Platform still available at Lake Sebago »
Apply now for last tent platform available for full-season rent. The ACA Camp at Lake Sebago has one tent platform...

Monday, April 17, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Can the US and Canada teach Canoeing Together? »
IS TANDEM CANOEING DIFFERENT IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES? Friday, April 21, 2017 Charleston Outdoor Festival...
Friday, March 31, 2017
Europe Whitewater and Rescue Symposium »
The mission of the ACA's inaugural Whitewater & Rescue Symposium is to provide training and certification opportunitie...
Friday, March 24, 2017
SWR Conference - schedule posted »
The 3rd ACA Swiftwater Rescue Conference's first look at the schedule is now posted online. Registration opens in Jun...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Paddlecraft Modules for BSA »
NEW PADDLE CRAFT SAFETY MODULES Safety Afloat expects those supervising Scout boating activities to have knowledge...
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Save the Date - Swiftwater Rescue Conference 2017 »
Save the date for the 3rd ACA Swiftwater Rescue Conference. October 13-15, 2017

Stewardship & Public Policy
Friday, April 21, 2017
L.L.Bean CFS Grant Application deadline - this Sunday »
The online submission deadline for the 2017 L.L.Bean Club Fostered Stewardship(CFS) grant is this Sunday, April 23rd....
Monday, April 10, 2017
LLBean CFS Grant Applications now available »
The ACA is proud to announce that the 2017 L.L.Bean Club Fostered Stewardship(CFS) grant program is now accepting applicat...
Monday, March 13, 2017
Inland Waterways Conference »
After the NTSB released their recent report on the overcrowding of several of our nation's waterways and the increased int...
Monday, August 29, 2016
2016 CFS Grant Recipients »
As part of the ACA's partnership with L.L.Bean, we've supported 15 local paddling clubs and organizations with their stewa...
Monday, August 15, 2016
ACA in Alaska »
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s Coastal Plain The ACA joins with numerous other organizations to encourage Presiden...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Cardboard Canoe Race »
Join fellow kids in Charleston, SC this Sunday for the annual ACA sponsored Cardboard Canoe Race at the Charleston Outdoor...
Monday, February 13, 2017
ACA - USACK Update »
Due to feedback from the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) staff late last week, the process and timeline has been changed....
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
USACK Insurance »
Complimentary 1-year ACA membership for 2016  All USACK members, who were not already an ACA member, have been...
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
ACA Collegiate Nationals »
Join colleges and universities from across the U.S. for the 2016 ACA Collegiate Nationals held on the Roanoke River Gorge...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Paralympics - Team USA »
The ACA Board of Directors, membership and staff wish our Paralympic athletes fast lines in Rio! Athletes:...

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