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Playak Weekly Digest - week 15, 2018
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 15, 2018.
American Rivers New Funding for Delaware River Watershed Initiative
American Rivers - The William Penn Foundation recently announced more than $40 million in new funding for the Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI), which is among the country’s largest non-regulatory conservation efforts to protect and restore clean water.
Palm Blogs Free to Run, the Women Kayaking in Afghanistan
Palm Blogs - Alongside Band Qargha lake, on the outskirts of Kabul, Joe Rea-Dickins puts paddles into hands for the first time. As you might expect with the first ever attempt to teach women to kayak in Afghanistan, acquiring permissions were about as straightforward as solving algebra by chewing bubblegum.
Palm Blogs Rivers of Sort #5 – the Boavi
Palm Blogs - The Boavi River is one of the most complete rivers in the whole area, full of slides, amazing rapids and fast technical rapids...
Am. Whitewater Help Define Acceptable Flows for the Verde River (AZ)
Am. Whitewater - Take the Verde River (AZ) Optimal Flow Survey. Help the University of Arizona and the Forest Service determine what minimum river flows are appropriate to sustain and protect high-quality recreation experience opportunities on the Verde.
American Rivers Securing Arizona’s Water Supply Is a Team Effort
American Rivers - In this episode of We Are Rivers, we discuss the collaborative efforts Arizona and other Lower Basin states and water users are taking to address challenges facing the Colorado River and solutions, including the Drought Contingency Plan.
SUP Magazine Keahi De Aboitiz’s Dreamy North Shore Session
SUP Magazine - Talented SUP surfer Keahi de Aboitiz rips on a few glassy, double-overhead waves during a recent session on Oahu's North Shore.
SUP Magazine The Paddle Town Battle IS ON
SUP Magazine - Introducing the Paddle Town Battle, SUP Magazine's competition to determine the best places for standup paddlers in 2018! Does your town have what it takes?
International Rivers Course Change on the Mekong Needed Now for a Just and Sustainable Future
International Rivers - Today, the Prime Ministers of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam meet in Siem Reap, Cambodia for the 3rd Mekong River Commission (MRC) Summit. The meeting follows a two-day International Conference hosted by the MRC this week in the lead-up to the Summit.
Judy Ranelli I Don'T Know Who to Credit With This Photo but I Love It
Judy Ranelli - I Don'T Know Who to Credit With This Photo but I Love It.
Werner Jackson-Troutman Grand Canyon Trip
Werner - This was the beginning of my recent adventure down the Grand Canyon. I wasn’t even home when the first wave of texts started coming in from the Holcombes. I was visiting my in laws up in Canada in several feet of snow and couldn’t quite fathom what we were agreeing to go do.
Jackson Kayak Winter paddle outing - Acadia National Park, Maine, USA
Jackson Kayak - Winter 2018 in Maine had frigid temperatures which didn’t let go for around six weeks. At this time in January these guys made a paddle outing heading to Otter Cove in Acadia National Park. Here if the swell and waves are high enough it would make a fun paddle.
SIC Maui ​SIC Ambassador Ben Gareiss On Paddling With His Kids
SIC Maui - At SIC we love seeing friends and family enjoying special moments together on their SIC boards. There are few better places to create such deep connections than on the water.
Canoe Roots Paddlesports Retailer Update
Canoe Roots - Paddlesports Retailer, the new industry trade show designed for paddlers, by paddlers is just five months away.
Canoe Kayak Winter Whitewater on Iceland’s Iconic Godafoss
Canoe Kayak - Why go kayaking when in the middle of winter in Iceland just a few degrees south of the Arctic Circle? For those of us who don’t speak German, this video certainly doesn't hold any answers to that question.
Jackson Kayak Reasons paddlers must visit the Okere Falls, Kaituna River - New Zealand
Jackson Kayak - Okere Falls is located in the Bay of Plenty on the banks of the Kaituna River and there are plenty of reasons you must check it out. You will always find people there who are keen to get onto the water and outdoors there.
Athletes with top online media coverage in April
1. Eric Jackson
2. Marcus Hansen
3. Kai Lenny
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