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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.

2010 River Cleanups

Mar 6 - San Marcos (TX)
Apr 10 - Brazos (TX)
May 1 - Medina (TX)
Jul 24 - Upper Guadalupe (TX)
Sep 18 - Trinity (TX)


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This quarter's article addresses the dangers of low-water bridges on flooded rivers, and how to avoid being a victim of a raging river. 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 the Rio Grande along the Texas-Mexico border. Click HERE to read about this month's special river.


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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, Bryan Jackson, Jerry Johnson, Roy Pipkin, Bonnie Haskins, Fraser Border, Keith Smith, Ken "Hollywood" Lock, Wendall Lyons, Perry Humphrey, Tom Goynes, Lee Deviney, Dwayne TeGrutenhaus, John Vanness, Ben and Cindy Fruehauf, Steve King, Tony Smith, Archie, Becky and Casey Peyton, Bob Narramore, Rich Manning, Charles Edwards, Rich Grayson, Tom Jenkins, William Baldwin, Lyle Lockwood and Patti Carothers.