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Playak Weekly Digest - week 52, 2017
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 52, 2017.
International Rivers Dams and Child Rights in the Mekong: Campaigning Across Borders
International Rivers - Mueda Nawanat As a young public interest lawyer working to secure the rights of stateless children, Mueda  Nawanat is constantly on the move, traveling by boat, motorcycle, and on foot deep into the jungles of the Thai-Myanmar border to register undocumented children.
American Rivers Remembering the Beautiful Buffalo National River
American Rivers - This guest blog by Patti Kent is a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series on the Buffalo National River.
American Rivers Maximizing Our Effectiveness, Tackling Multiple Threats to Rivers
American Rivers - A new paper published this month by American Rivers’ Director of Science & Economics and 13 other freshwater scientists argues that if we are serious about protecting and restoring the rivers that are the lifeblood of our communities and economy, we should look broadly at how numerous and varied threats are interacting to affect river health.
Palm Blogs Latex, the Only Way to Stay Dry?
Palm Blogs - Recently, I’ve had a bunch of people ask me which neck seal is best for them and whether GlideSkin seals are a viable option for dry kit. ar this winter!
International Rivers Year in Review: 2017
International Rivers - Celebrating Loy Krathong in Lumpini Park, Bangkok, Thailand. Robertpollai via Wikimedia Commons In 2017, events moved at a breakneck speed.
Freestyle Kayaking NOC Worlds World Champions Opening Ceremonies Draws Large Crows to Bryson City Nc
Freestyle Kayaking NOC Worlds - Last night kicked off the 2013 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships with the parade of athletes and opening ceremonies in Bryson City, NC.
Freestyle Kayaking NOC Worlds Amazing Places to Go Kayaking
Freestyle Kayaking NOC Worlds - Kayaking is an awesome experience. You get to see places that your feet can’t take you. There are so many beautiful things to see in this world and with a little bit of skills and muscle power you can paddle your way through the waters to see some of the most beautiful places on the earth.
Mt. Hood H2O Running the Plympton Creek in Oregon at medium Flows
Mt. Hood H2O - This is a silly little creek in the NW corner of Oregon. Jeff Compton, Ben Mckenzie and I ran it when things got too high for plan A in February 2014, we had pulled out the Gazetteer and found this. The day we ran the creek the Nehalem @ Vernonia was at 2000cfs and the Naselle was at 2500cfs. This was a medium flow.
SUP Magazine Stocking Stuffers for Standup Paddlers
SUP Magazine - A stocking full of gear featuring the perfect gifts for standup paddlers.
Palm Blogs Rivers of Peru #2 – the Chilca
Palm Blogs - The Chilca section of the Urubamba River is the best short section close to Cusco – at 2,800 metres high and with continuous rapids class 4 and 5 for thirty minutes of paddling.
SUP Magazine Classic SUP Noseriding With Dave Boehne
SUP Magazine - SUP surfer Dave Boehne takes advantage of Southern California's offshore winds and mellow waves to score some long noserides on his nine-foot SUP longboard.
Am. Whitewater Hoosic River (NY) Access Restored
Am. Whitewater - American Whitewater has restored boater access to the Hoosic River at Schaghticoke through negotiations with Brookfield Renewable, operator of the hydro project. Brookfield had constructed a fence and locked gate that prevented paddlers from accessing the river below the dam.
Jackson Kayak Sucessful Winter kayak Fishing Account
Jackson Kayak - Winter gets a bad rap when it comes to fishing…Its cold and can be down right miserable if you aren’t prepared but bundle up because if you haven’t heard, “winter is an awesome time to fish.” Generally what happens in winter is the shad school up and the bass and other predator fish feast. Sounds like a sure thing and it can be if you do your homework. The first part of the code to successful winter spoon fishing is locating the shad.
Tony Paradise Cape Broyle paddle on Oct - # Top 10 paddles of 2017 - #7
Tony Paradise - Cape Broyle is super paddle destination with many attractions The first is falls of Horsechops River where it meets the sea.
Alder Creek Kayak Justine Curgenven’s tales from 15 years of sea kayaking on 6 continents
Alder Creek Kayak - Justine Curgenven’s talk program “A video retropecstive” is free for all taking place at Base Camp Brewing. She’s a award winning filmmaker and would tell tales all from her 15 years of sea kayaking trips on 6 continents. She would present her tales along with photos and videos. Her story comprises of her solo circumnavigation of Vancouver island and more...
Athletes with top online media coverage in December
1. Mo Freitas
2. Nouria Newman
3. Ryan McAvoy
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