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Playak Weekly Digest - week 50, 2017
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 50, 2017.
SUP Magazine Kai Lenny Wins Heavy Water Surfer Award
SUP Magazine - SUP's biggest celebrity and renaissance man of ocean sports Kai Lenny wins the 2017 Surfer Award for Heavy Water for big-wave surfing.
Jackson Kayak The Alabama Kayak Fishing Classic
Jackson Kayak - In 2017 the kayak fishing clubs of Alabama came together to host a joint event. That event was held on the mighty Coosa River in Wetumpka, Alabama. If you have never been, you have got to go to this destination. It is one of the most gorgeous rivers in the south and it is known to hold numerous Alabama spotted bass well over 20-inches.
International Rivers The Decline of the Irrawaddy Dolphin
International Rivers - This article originally appeared in Mongabay .
International Rivers Energy Companies Relinquish Water Rights to Two Patagonian Rivers
International Rivers - In a fitting end to an extended struggle, energy companies Endesa and Colbún have agreed to return water rights to the Baker and Pascua rivers to the Chilean government, reports Chilean paper La Tercera .
American Rivers Gallatin River Spared From Wastewater Discharge
American Rivers - Montana’s beloved Gallatin River got some good news just before Thanksgiving. Following a year and a half of monthly meetings, a collaborative stakeholder group released its final recommendations for how the booming resort community of Big Sky should best manage its water supply and wastewater disposal. Notably missing from the recommendations was direct discharge of treated wastewater into the river, which American Rivers has long opposed.
American Rivers American Rivers’ Activists Prove How Cherished the Smith Is
American Rivers - The period to submit scoping comments regarding the proposed Black Butte copper mine in the headwaters of the Smith River in central Montana closed on November 16, 2017.
Canoe Kayak Fuzzy Threads - Screen Printed Clothing and Canyon-Inspired Hats From Boulder, CO
Canoe Kayak - Screen printed hats and clothing available at fuzzythreadsdesign.com; (Hats start at $34) Julia Klema of Fuzzy Threads Design makes trucker hats and clothing inspired by the wild landscapes and rivers of the American West.
Am. Whitewater Speak Up Again for Clean Water
Am. Whitewater - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers are expanding efforts to repeal a 2015 rule that clarified Clean Water Act protections for our nation's headwater streams and wetlands (the 2015 Clean Water Rule).
Angling Addict Specks, Stripers, Togs, the Usual.
Angling Addict - Fall might be my favorite season to fish. Lots of specks this year.  Nothing huge for me but tons of fun. Various soft plastics on quarter ounce jigheads as well as mirrolures tossed in and around salty creeks got the job done.
Angling International Wiley X Unveils Two New Styles Combining Aviator Look
Angling International - Premium protective eyewear manufacturer, Wiley X, has unveiled two new-for-2018 sunglass styles that combine the classic metal-framed Aviator look with clear vision and state-of-the-art eye protection.
SUP Magazine India’s First Female SUP Athlete Speaks on TED Talks
SUP Magazine - Tanvi Jagadish, the first female standup paddler to represent India at the ISA World SUP Championship, makes it to the TED Talk stage.
Log of Ibi Comanche Powwow - Part 2
Log of Ibi - This beautiful young lady is wearing what is known as a jingle dress.  It originated from several bands of the Ojibwe, but through dance competitions can be found now among most tribes. 
Trash Paddler Memorable Trash Patrol 5
Trash Paddler - Looking back over the past ten years and more than 1100 posts of this blog I've put together a compilation of my most memorable experiences and called it My Trashpaddlin' Days. 
Canoe Kayak Support boaters with businesses this holiday season with these gift ideas
Canoe Kayak - Forget the latest gadgets and gizmos on Amazon Prime, give a holiday gift that gives twice! This year, C&K is bringing you ideas for holiday gifts that support the paddling community including handcrafted goods, art, charitable donations, and photographs.
Jackson Kayak Nebraska Pike Fishing on the Cuda HD
Jackson Kayak - This past November I had the opportunity to travel to the Sand Hills of Nebraska and chase Northern Pike. On a mission for Bending Branches to capture some shots using their newly redesigned angler series paddles.
Athletes with top online media coverage in December
1. Mo Freitas
2. Eric Jackson
3. Dane Jackson
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