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The mission of the State Director Program is to increase the effectiveness of the ACA at the state level by:

  • Facilitating communication between paddlers and the ACA National Office
  • Fostering community responsibility in protecting and preserving paddling environments
  • Assisting others with acquiring the necessary skills to safely enjoy local waterways
  • Promoting paddlesport competition at the local and state level

     • Events
     • ACA - Ohio Facebook Page
     • Ohio ACA Member Rendezvous to be held in conjunction with the Midwest        Freestyle Canoe Symposium, September 9-11, 2016 - Registration is required

     • Paddling Clubs
     • WaterTrails
     • Instructors
     • State Boating Laws
     • Policy Letters


Contact your ACA State Director.



Your 2015-2016 Ohio Executive Council:
State Director, Ryan Pepper -
Deputy State Director, Dave Moran -
State Secretary/Treasurer, Eric Slough -
State Education Director, Christine Cancian -
State Stewardship Director, Andrew Hudak -
State Paddling Club Director, Angela Meyer -

Featured Members
Jennifer StockwellMay Instructor of the Month - sponsored by Kokatat
Mike CavanaughNY State Director promoting the Hangtag Program

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Founded in 1880, The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling; stewardship support to help protect paddling environments; and sanctioning of programs and events to promote paddlesport competition, exploration and recreation.

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Phone: 540-907-4460
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