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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
ACA supports the Manhattan Kayak Circumnavigation »
    The 15th Annual Manhattan Kayak Circumnavigation will take place on Saturday, August 4, 2018 (Rain...
Monday, July 9, 2018
Hidden Icon Game - Prizes! »
In each Paddle eMagazine, the ACA Flag (shown here) will be hidden somewhere in the issue. The first person to correc...
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
4th of July - Office Closed »
The ACA Office will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th.   We will re-open on July 5th at 9:00am EDT. &nb...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Life Jacket Wear on Adult Canoers & Kayakers »
Thank you to JSI Research & Training Institute for compiling the data in the poster   RISK FACTORS ASSO...
Monday, June 18, 2018
ACA Podcast »
Want to learn more about the ACA, listen to Ted Schubel's Podcast with ACA Chief Operating Officer Christopher Stec....

Friday, June 29, 2018
Cool new ACA - Wear It logo! »
Thanks to our partner, the National Safe Boating Council, for developing this Wear It logo for paddlesports.  ...
Friday, June 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Adaptive Rafting in Oregon »
  Adaptive Paddling Workshop: Raft Specific June 1-3, 2018 Eugene Oregon   By ACA staffer Ma...
Monday, June 11, 2018
ACA Supports Paddlesports Education for Refugee Youth »
  With U.S. Coast Guard grant funding, ACA National Office staff member, Carrie Schlemmer, was able to spend time...
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Adaptive Paddling Summit - Call for Presenters »
Save the Date for the ACA's 2nd Adaptive Paddling Summit hosted by Adaptive Expeditions.   November...
Monday, May 21, 2018
ACA Rafting Instructors in Chile »
ACA 2018 WW Raft ICW: Pucon, Chile ACA Travel to Chile and the magical take away Ring, Ring, “Hello?”; “ Hey...

Stewardship & Public Policy
Monday, June 25, 2018
LL Bean Stewardship Grants with the ACA »
Since 2002, the ACA has partnered with L.L. Bean to sponsor the Club Fostered Stewardship (CFS) Program. The CFS Program p...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Protect the Boundary Waters »
The ACA has been assisting numerous partner organizations in their efforts to protect the Boundary Waters.  ...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
ACA Supports New Water Trails in Ohio »
ACA Supports Establishment of Lake Eerie and Cuyahoga River Water Trails In conjunction with our Ohio State Director...
Monday, March 12, 2018
Choose Clean Water in Maryland »
On behalf of paddlers, the ACA signed on to an important letter, alongside partners with the Clean Water Coalition, addres...
Monday, March 5, 2018
The Endangered Apalachicola – A National River Conference »
The ACA is one of the sponsors of the The Endangered Apalachicola – A National River Conference in Tallahassee, FL on...

Friday, July 13, 2018
What does SafeSport mean for Paddlers? »
Sport offers individuals the chance to experience the joys of competition, teamwork and personal development. But the unfo...
Friday, July 6, 2018
ACA supports the Camp Cup »
Once again, the ACA is supporting the Camp Cup organized by the Alzar School and hosted at the Nantahala Outdoor Center...
Friday, June 22, 2018
ICF SUP World Championships »
As the National Governing Body (NGB) for Olympic and Paralympic paddlesports in the United States, the ACA is also the Uni...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Slalom: Fundraiser - matching donations »
    Want to support the U.S. athletes and clubs associated with the Olympic sport of Whitewater Slalom?...
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
ACA Open Canoe Nationals - Colorado »
The 2018 ACA Open Canoe Nationals for both Downriver and Slalom are being hosted on the Arkansas River in Colorado. Downri...

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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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