American Whitewater is a non-profit organization whose mission is “to conserve and restore America’s whitewater resources and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely.” For those of us that love to paddle whitewater, they are the key organization to restoring boatable river flows and access to the places we love.
If you are a whitewater rafter, kayaker, catarafter, tuber, stand-up paddleboarder, riverboarder, Paco-pader, Zorber, and/or swimmer you should become a member to support this fine group of people who work to protect the rivers you enjoy. It’s just $35/year to join and your membership includes a subscription to the legendary American Whitewater Journal full of the latest and greatest articles about river conservation, exploration, and safety. You can even opt to download the journal as a PDF and save a few trees!
I’m especially grateful for American Whitewater’s contributions to the removal of the Condit Dam on the White Salmon River in Southern Washington. It’s the second biggest dam removal in history, and once fully removed this fall, will open up a new section of whitewater just a few miles from the NWRC office. This is just one example of the fine work American Whitewater does to support my (and your) insatiable need to go kayaking and rafting. They could be working to restore your next favorite run as we speak!
American Whitewater is not only working hard here in the Pacific Northwest, but throughout the entire United States. In addition to working to remove dams they participate in negotiations to restore boat-able flows on rivers regulated by dams. They also work to protect free-flowing rivers by keeping an eye on new proposed dams, bringing more rivers into the Wild and Scenic Rivers system, and making sure that rivers already in the Wild and Scenic Rivers System are well managed.
Please take a few moments and join today to support AW’s current and future projects.