American Canoe Association

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American Canoe Association (ACA)

Address:7432 Alban Station Blvd, Suite B-232
Springfield, VA 22150

Established: 1880. Description:Promotes canoeing, kayaking, and rafting as wholesome lifetime recreational activities. Sponsors paddling events, works for environmental and paddlers' rights protection, and provides safety education and instructor certification. Members: 45,000. Dues: $40/year.
Publications: Paddler magazine (bimonthly); free to members. ACA News (monthly); free to members.

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AMONG THE HUNDREDS OF PHOTOGRAPHS that are part of the American Canoe Association (ACA) collection at the New York State Historical Association (NYSHA) Library in Cooperstown is an image by amateur photographer George Warder of Springfield, Ohio, taken at the 1887 meeting on Lake Champlain.
According to Gordon Black, an avid kayaker since 1972 and director of safety education and instruction with the American Canoe Association, the basic gear required is a life jacket, kayak and paddle.
According to the same survey mentioned earlier (Sheridan 2003), very few camps require wilderness trip leaders to attain sport-specific certifications (such as American Canoe Association Instructor, American Mountain Guides Association Top Rope Site Manager, or Swiftwater Rescue).
But the Arkansas Whitewater Course has negotiated a partnership with the American Canoe Association to receive $5 million in liability insurance coverage through the ACA Event Sanctioning Program at no cost to the local course, Herring said.
You can find a river rafting or canoeing company in your area by contacting the American Canoe Association (ACA).
This agreement represents a settlement of a civil judicial action for violations of the Clean Water Act filed by the Department of Justice on behalf of EPA's Atlanta Regional Office and by three citizens organizations: the American Canoe Association, the Professional Paddlesports Association and the Conservation Council of North Carolina.
WASHINGTON, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A landmark report and guide has been released by Outdoor Alliance - a coalition of Access Fund, American Canoe Association, American Hiking Society, American Whitewater, International Mountain Bicycling Association and Winter Wildlands Alliance - describing innovative ways to form successful partnerships between Federal land managers and the human powered recreation community that increase the stewardship, protection and enjoyment of America's public lands and waters.
The American Canoe Association has just released a major risk management report, Critical Judgment -- Understanding and Preventing Canoe and Kayak Fatalities, focusing on paddle sports.
Also included were interviews with members from the American Canoe Association and the Florida Professional Paddlesports Association discussing safety regulations and local geography.
Member organizations of the Outdoor Alliance include Access Fund, American Canoe Association, American Hiking Society, American Whitewater, International Mountain Bicycling Association and Winter Wildlands Alliance.
A seven-hour American Canoe Association Introduction to Canoeing course.
American Canoe Association courses include Basic Canoe Preparatory and Fiatwater instructor Certification.

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