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Playak Weekly Digest - week 02, 2018
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 02, 2018.
American Rivers Wild and Scenic Rivers Our Moment Is Now
American Rivers - In my foreword to Tim Palmer’s wonderful new book, Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy (Oregon State University Press 2017), I wrote about one of the battles that inspired me to dedicate my career to environmental conservation.
American Rivers Restore the Mississippi River? Twin Cities Say “Yes”
American Rivers - Since the Upper St Anthony Falls Lock was ordered closed in 2015, the Minneapolis-St Paul community has been considering the future of the Mississippi River in the Gorge – the stretch of river between the falls and its confluence with the Minnesota River about 10 miles downstream. The Mississippi River Gorge was once a long stretch of whitewater, but over the last century it has been dammed and pooled for hydropower and navigation.
International Rivers Brazil Announces the End of Mega-Dams in the Amazon
International Rivers - Protesters in the Amazon Photo courtesy of Amazon Watch. The Brazilian government has announced it will stop building mega-dams in the Amazon, according to reports in the Brazilian newspaper O Globo and in an article published today in Mongabay .
International Rivers Era of Mega Hydropower in Brazilian Amazon Appears to Be Over
International Rivers - It’s good to hear that Brazilian Government officials are getting more aware of the issue of mega hydropower dams that it has so many conomic, social and environmental costs. They don’t wan’t to pursue dam projects respecting social and public desire as well. So the era of mega-dams in the Brazilian Amazon appears to be coming to an end which if true is great for the rivers there.
Palm Blogs Big Banana
Palm Blogs - ‘When the going gets tough the tough get going – whilst this is a cliché, a pretentious antimetabole used to encourage people of larger and softer proportions to stay on the treadmill for a few minutes longer – it is also what I wrote down in my journal during my last trip, when it seemed that the entire universe was conspiring against me to thwart one of my most sought-after dreams, to drop a 100 ft (30 m) waterfall in my kayak.
The Paddler ezine Corsica Sea Kayak Circumnavigation
The Paddler ezine - A feature-length documentary following Taran and Melissa as they circumnavigate the beautiful French island of Corsica, fulfilling a dream and ticking off another expedition on their bucket list.
Canoe Kayak The Legendary Waters of the White Nile Play Host to the Second Edition of This Progressive, Multi-Stage Extreme Kayak Invitational
Canoe Kayak - It’s baaaack. After making its debut last spring in Quebec, the second edition of Unleashed has taken its show to the legendary waters of the White Nile in Uganda. This four-stage event has taken the mantel from the highly progressive format of the Whitewater Grand Prix as it looks to push whitewater competition to the The post UNLEASHED Uganda appeared first on Canoe & Kayak Magazine.
The Paddler ezine The Paddler Issue 39 Winter 2017 Edition
The Paddler ezine - We have also introduced a printed edition of the Paddler for those who prefer paper to screens.
Jackson Kayak Times Are Changing
Jackson Kayak - Just about six years ago we started taking our babies on the Ottawa River with us. We’d paddle to play spots, kids on the laps. We’d go down simple wave trains and do easy ferries, had them swim in current, if not otherwise playing alongside of the river.
Traversing Iconic Trailhead Building in Ottawa Set for Demolition
Traversing - The beautiful post-and-beam building in Westboro that opened in 1991 and housed Trailhead Paddleshack is now set for demolition this month (January 2018). Now dwarfed by the new buildings being constructed beside it, the Westboro Connection Phase II" will replace the building with a new high-rise.
unsponsored Movie Monday 8 January 2018
unsponsored - Welcome to Movie Monday 8 January 2018 here at Unsponsored. We have well over 20 edits for you to get your teeth into.
unsponsored Lettmann Manta
unsponsored - German kayak company Lettmann will be releasing the Lettmann Manta very shortly. This kayak is designed to be faster than the Granate.
SUP Magazine 3X World Champ Izzi Gomez Leaves Starboard
SUP Magazine - 3x Women's SUP Surfing World Champ Izzi Gomez to leave Team Starboard SUP for 2018.
SUP Magazine New Year, New Sponsor for Mo Freitas
SUP Magazine - The New Year is a time for change and personal growth, a notion not lost on professional standup paddlers in 2018. After news broke yesterday that Kai Lenny is leaving Naish, today we’ve learned that another elite paddler is on the move. Our sea kayaking pilgrimage comes to a peaceful end in Oronsay Priory - As we made our way up from the beach  David had a spring in his step which was quite unlike thast of his first visit some years ago. As we made our way over the machair towards Oronsay House we were intercepted by the RSPB warden.
Athletes with top online media coverage in 2017
1. Kai Lenny
2. Ryan McAvoy
3. Eric Jackson
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