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Kayaking News from NewsTrove.com:
Daily Vanguard - Winter and the Outdoor Program bring cool things
"The program will also be offering classes for students to take so that they can hone their skills. A white-water kayaking class will be provided for crazy student who like to get in the water during the season. Student will be able to learn the correct ways to paddle, roll across the rapids and keep themselves afloat just in case their kayak tips over. Students will have the opportunity to take part in day long beginners rafting rips along the Wilson and Clackamas rivers, just in case they are not really ready for kayaking."
Build a big park to thrill them
"SOME kids are content to jump in a big puddle or bury themselves in a Harry Potter book but for others nothing less than surfing a fast-moving train will do.
It seems everyone looks for a thrill at some point in their lives and for some there is a need for a higher high than can be provided by a good, hard game of croquet in the back yard.
Some kids will come home with a scraped knee but the serious thrill child will come home with a broken arm, or possibly a broken leg and sometimes both.
But for the young adrenalin junkie there are major pitfalls.
Earlier this week a teenager suffered horrific burns while train surfing in Melbourne."
University Of Alaska, Stories
"University of Alaska Southeast
The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is a growing regional university with the main campus located in Juneau and extended campuses in Sitka and Ketchikan.
UAS is a major academic unit of the University of Alaska statewide system and is accredited as an institution of higher learning by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.
UAS is located in Alaska's third largest city and the state capital. The campus is within short distance of several malls, professional and retail shops, and 11 miles from the downtown state capital and office complex."
Canoeing News from NewsTrove.com:
Action on Access
"Both Labour and Conservative governments have consistently recommended that canoeists seek more access through negotiation on a waterway by waterway basis. Local negotiation has been well tried but has not succeeded in delivering any significant increase in access to and along water.
The clear conclusion is that negotiated access is not a viable way forward to achieve a fair and equitable share of water space. The BCU has concluded that this is predominately because riparian owners are not obliged to negotiate agreements and that established angling interests sometimes actively discourage canoe access agreements."
Las Vegas Weekly
"They got here from Henderson, four miles beyond Wal-Mart, past a stretch of trailer homes and a splotch of ragged desert. Here, at this moment, in the shadow of Old-Country-inspired flats with flower-pot-adorned balconies, they're at the heart of 2,200 acres of lies. Absurd, fantastic - and growing - lies.
Lake Las Vegas Joint Venture is buying up more land. In addition to the 2,600 acres of "unparalleled golf courses, world-class hotels, luxury residences and lifestyle amenities, all centered on a spectacular 320-acre lake," it'll soon eat up another 983 acres of desert. Developers earlier this month put down 20-percent of a $41."
Park lifts wetlands veil for paddlers
"TARPON SPRINGS - Just outside the kayak, the water is clear enough to see the occasional snook or tarpon. The branches of mangroves and pines form a canopy overhead. Eagles, osprey and herons nest in the trees.
For 47 years, this is a scene at Fred H. Howard Park that the public has been banned from seeing. But Saturday, when the park opens the first segment of a new kayaking and canoeing trail in these wetlands, that will change.
A 2-mile segment looping through the mangroves, to St. Joseph's Sound into Lake Avoca is opening for the public. The grand opening is scheduled from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m."
Kayaking News from RocketNews.com:
Set hearts beating off the beaten path
By David Swanson Enquirer contributor J O U R N E Y The River Club is 11 miles upstream from Victoria Falls on the Zambia side of the Zambezi."
Look Ma, one hand
A Life Less Ordinary ESTHER Tay balances her tight compact frame on her right hand her legs spread shoulder-width apart behind her. LEONARD GOH Her left hand is tucked into the small of her back. It's the one-arm push up. Sylvester Stallone immortalised it in his Rocky movies as the exercise of champions."
Kayaking News from Daypop.com:
Blog for America
"hiking the Adirondacks and kayaking Lake Champlain, the sacrifice of natural sunlight and fresh air can be difficult, says Silberman. But the staff"
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Dammit! I just had to leave a message on the Potomac Paddlesports voicemail letting them"
eFilmCritic - FILM FESTIVALS OF THE WORLD # 3: Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival
"bike trails, beaches, kayaking and airboat rides are just some of the recreational activites found in and around Melbourne, while the downtown Main"
West Coast Sea Kayak Symposium
"This twentieth anniversary of the West Coast Sea Kayak Symposium will be the best ever! Join recreational paddlers, manufacturers and retailers and try out kayaks, take clinics, watch slide shows and socialize at the evening events. Click here to read..."
First Annual Whitewater Symposium
"The First Annual Whitewater Symposium features the whos who in whitewater kayaking! Sponsored by Zoar Outdoor, it's held in one of the best whitewater areas in the country!..."
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