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Watch for the opening of the on-line store in 2013, bringing you the gear and apparel you need for outdoor recreation activities.

A clean environment is important for enjoyment of nature. Below are links to current environmental action projects. Please submit information for other activities so that they can be promoted here. Additional info can be found HERE.

2019 River Cleanups

Jan - Illinois (AR)
Feb - Middle Fork White (AR)
Mar 3 - San Marcos (TX)
Mar 3 - Mulberry (AR)
Apr 7 - Brazos (TX)
Apr - East Fork White (AR)
May 5 - Medina (TX)
May 12 - Colorado River (TX)
May - Poke Bayou (AR)
May 27 - Crooked Creek (AR)
June 22 - Piney Creek (AR)
Jul 27 - Upper Guadalupe (TX)
Jul - Gunnison (CO)
Aug - Colorado (CO)
Aug - Colorado (CO)
Sep - Frio (TX)
Sep - Trinity (TX)
Sep - Lower Guad/Comal (TX)
Oct - West Fork Trinity (TX)

TRPA Cleanups

This quarter's article is about potential CAFO hog farm contamination of the Buffalo National River in Arkansas and what actions need to be undertaken by outdoor recreationists immediately to prevent destruction of a very special place. Read the article

Each month, one river will be featured to highlight its attraction as a destination for outdoor recreation enthusiasts. This month's featured river is Texas' Paluxy River between Baker's Crossing in Hood County and Heritage Park in Glen Rose. Click HERE to read about this month's special river.

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Copyright © 1997-2023, Marc W. McCord dba CobraGraphics. All rights reserved. Southwest Paddler, CobraGraphics and Canoeman River Guide Services are exclusive tradenames and trademarks of Marc W. McCord dba CobraGraphics. The textual, graphic, audio, and audio/visual material in this site is protected by United States copyright law and international treaties. You may not copy, distribute, or use these materials except for your personal, non-commercial use. Any trademarks are the property of their respective owners. All original photographs on this web site are the exclusive property of Marc W. McCord or other designated photographers and may not be copied, duplicated, reproduced, distributed or used in any manner without prior written permission under penalty of US and International laws and treaties.

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I would like to gratefully acknowledge many friends and fellow paddlers who, over the years, have made direct or indirect contributions to my knowledge about paddling and the rivers where we play. This acknowledgement is not complete, and I apologize to anybody whose name is omitted, but who deserves credit. Darin Bird, Jerry Johnson, Ken "Hollywood" Lock, Wendall Lyons, Perry Humphrey, Tom Goynes, Lee Deviney, Dwayne TeGrutenhaus, John Vanness, Ben and Cindy Fruehauf, Steve King, Tony Smith, Bob Narramore, Charles Edwards, Rich Grayson, Tom Jenkins and William Baldwin.