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Playak Weekly Digest - week 49, 2017
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 49, 2017.
International Rivers Fight to Save Key Mekong Rapids Not Over
International Rivers - This article orignally appeared in the Bangkok Post . Environmentalists have pledged not to lower their guard against attempts to clear rapids on the Mekong River for better shipping navigation. 
International Rivers Remembering Latha Anantha
International Rivers - We were deeply saddened to learn that Latha Anantha, the Indian river activist, passed away yesterday. She was 51 years old.
American Rivers Pulling the Wool Off Our Eyes Restoring Wilderness Meadows
American Rivers - The Kern Plateau, so green and lovely on my former visit, in 1864, was now a gray sea of rolling granite ridges, darkened at intervals by forest but no longer velveted with meadows and upland grasses.
Am. Whitewater Senators and Reps Defend SW Oregon Mining Ban
Am. Whitewater - In late 2016, the Bureau of Land Management initiated a 20-year ban on new mining claims in Southwest Oregon, protecting the pristine waters of many rivers in Southwest Oregon that are cherished by the whitewater community.
American Rivers Need to protect the Buffalo River from threats from hog farm on its watershed
American Rivers - This retired nurse tells us how the pristine Buffalo River refreshed her giving her the vigor to fight chronic illness and give her respite from a demanding livelihood in nursing. She used to hike and paddle here. Now, she is dedicating herself to spread awareness to protect the river as 6,500 hog factory farm on it’s watershed is polluting the river. Now, let’s support her in spreading awareness to save this river.
SUP Magazine Buoy Wear Introduces New Floating Hat
SUP Magazine - Constructed 100% of waterproof parts, Buoy Wear promises their floatings hats will never sink.
Traversing Merino Wool Clothing Company Ibex, Closing In February
Traversing - In a statement posted on the front page of their website, Merino wool clothing company, Ibex has announced that they will cease operations in February 2018.
Angling International Ocean Kayak’s New Malibu Model Is Shipping Now
Angling International - Ocean Kayak’s new Malibu model, first seen earlier this year at the Outdoor Retailer 2017 show in Salt Lake City, Utah, is now shipping.
Will Herman Carry on Camping
Will Herman - The thing with running, is that it just doesn't lend itself to camping. Not the sort of camping that the sort of running I enjoy most, brings you closest to anyway.
unsponsored Playboater Titanium Earwig – End Of An Era
unsponsored - After the best part of 20 years of existence the Playboater Titanium Earwig will no longer be produced. Sad times.
Sawyer Whitewater Halloween
Sawyer - Halloween 3.0 River Warrior Family Style. You cannot make this stuff up but have to go out and GET IT! The weather in Roseburg, Oregon was cloudy, wet and chilly.
Kayak Angler Magazine Hot New Accessories From Your Favorite Kayak Companies
Kayak Angler Magazine - The progression of kayak fishing gear has gone from shade-tree engineered to purpose built. Now it enters a new stage: factory matched. The latest generation of accessories come pre-rigged and color-coordinated from the same companies that built the kayaks. Not only do matching accessories look better, but they may work better, too. I guess the good old days are gone, for good. Feelfree Kayaks was one of the first to go wild with colors, patterns and matching accessories.
Am. Whitewater Support American Whitewater on Colorado Gives Day
Am. Whitewater - Colorado Gives Day is on December 6th but you can  schedule your donation  today. 
Sawyer Sawyer Oars, Artists & Save Our Wild Salmon Join to Produce Oars With a Cause
Sawyer - Save Our Wild Salmon and Sawyer announced a partnership today that will benefit fisheries through a series of limited edition Artisan Series Oars with a percentage of sales supporting Save Our Wild Salmon conservation efforts to protect and restore wild salmon, steelhead and the healthy river systems they depend on.
SUP Magazine Searching Southeast Asia Episode 3
SUP Magazine - In part three of Searching Southeast Asia, standup paddlers Zach Mahone and David Peterson head to Cambodia and link up with local SUP guides.
Athletes with top online media coverage in December
1. Mo Freitas
2. Dane Jackson
3. Eric Jackson
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