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Outdoor Alliance

The ACA is one of the founding members of the Outdoor Alliance (OA), the nation's premier human powered recreation group.

Outdoor Alliance is the only organization in the U.S. that unites the voices of outdoor enthusiasts to conserve public lands and ensure those lands are managed in a way that embraces the human-powered experience. OA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit coalition of national advocacy organizations that includes:

  • American Whitewater
  • American Canoe Association
  • Access Fund
  • International Mountain Bicycling Association
  • Winter Wildlands Alliance
  • The Mountaineers
  • The American Alpine Club
  • The Mazamas
  • Colorado Mountain Club
  • Surfrider Foundation


The Outdoor Alliance's mission is simple, To ensure the conservation and stewardship of our nation's land and waters through the promotion of sustainable, human-powered recreation.


We work together to make a difference — for today and tomorrow.


Learn more about the ACA's work on your behalf with the Outdoor Alliance...


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The 40th Great Rappahannock Whitewater Canoe Race

ACA Mission

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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