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Friday, May 22, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACA COVID-19 Guidelines for Instructors and Event Organizers »
Posted 5/22/2020   Happy Memorial Day weekend! I hope that you and your family are healthy and safe....
Sunday, May 3, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
May 2020 Edition of Paddle eMagazine »
  We're pleased to release the May 2020 Edition of Paddle eMagazine! It's loaded full of current updates & inf...
Friday, May 1, 2020   (11 Comments - view/add)
ACA Update on COVID-19 – May 1, 2020 »
ACA Update on COVID-19   May 1, 2020   For ACA members, spring is generally a busy season....
Friday, May 1, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
Letter from ACA Executive Director, May 2020 »
Dear ACA Members,   I hope my letter finds you and your family safe and healthy. Personally, this has been...
Monday, April 6, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Heroes Among Us: A Letter from the ACA Executive Director »
Dear ACA Community,   In these unsettling times I am amazed by the acts of courage and selflessness exhibit...

Safety Education & Instruction
Friday, May 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
May Instructor of the Month »
  The May 2020 Instructor of the Month is Jeff Laxier!   “The richness I achieve comes from Nature, t...
Tuesday, April 28, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACA River Safety and Rescue Terminology Guide »
  ACA River Safety and Rescue Terminology Guide   Paddlers learn a lot of things their first...
Friday, April 24, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
April Instructor of the Month »
  We are proud to announced the April 2020 Instructor of the Month, Christian Fuchs! We had a moment to <virtu...
Wednesday, March 18, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Instructor Certification, Maintenance, First Aid & CPR Considerations With COVID-19 »
ACA Instructors, Members, & Friends,   The global health crisis created by COVID-19 continues to create...
Friday, March 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
COVID-19 & ACA Instruction & Courses: How To Reschedule »
  The ACA is closely monitoring COVID-19 developments , as they pertain to national office operations and upcomin...

Stewardship & Public Policy
Tuesday, May 5, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Magic of Smith-Mill Creek »
    “Things are different lately.” This is certainly an understatement. I find myself teaching scienc...
Wednesday, April 29, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACA Florida: Paddler's Environmental Toolkit »
  This past February, ACA Florida State Director, Wayne Douchkoff, teamed up with Jill Lingard, president...
Saturday, April 25, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. Supreme Court Leaves Clean Water Act Intact »
      The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday, April 23rd that the Clean Water Act...
Monday, April 6, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Mexico Supreme Court to Hear Case on Stream Access »
New Mexico Supreme Court to Hear Case on Stream Access   Stream access issues in New Mexico remain a poi...
Monday, March 23, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Great American Outdoors Act »
    March 2020   The Senate recently introduced a major public lands funding bil...

Tuesday, May 26, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
2020 ACA Marathon National Championships Postponed Until June 27th »
Monday, May 4, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
COVID Impact on Canoe & Kayak Competition »
The COVID-19 crisis is unlike anything that we've ever seen before. It has impacted the health and safety of people across...
Friday, May 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cancellation of the 2020 Sprint National Championships »
ACA regretfully announces the cancellation of the 2020 Sprint National Championships. Though we had hoped this would not b...
Monday, April 6, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
ACA Welcomes General Manager of High-Performance Programs, Rok Sribar »
The ACA is proud to welcome Rok Sribar as the new General Manager of High-Performance Programs. In this role, Rok will be...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
2020 Olympics & Paralympics Postponed »
Dear Athletes and the ACA Olympic and Paralympic Community,   We are all heartsick about the continuing spread...

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6/5/2020 » 6/7/2020
Level 1-2: Essentials of Kayak Touring Instructor Certification Workshop (IDW/ICE)

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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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