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Summer is here and Georgia River Network staff are busy gearing up for our 13th Paddle Georgia on the Etowah River Water Trail starting this week!
 
Water Trails are gaining popularity at a steady clip as communities throughout Georgia are realizing the benefits of highlighting their rivers as a recreational 
IMG_9247resource rather than solely for industrial, agricultural, and municipal uses. We are 
delighted to provide you (water trail representatives and users) with this Summer Edition of our GA Water Trails Newsletter brimming with great articles, updates, and resources!  
 
A number of water trail representatives joined us for our Annual Weekend for Rivers Conference – thanks for coming - and we were excited to offer a special Water Trail Workshop series - so be sure to check out the presentations below.  
 
I also continue to provide intensive water trail technical support so please let us know if you are aware of any communities looking to develop a water trail or if the water trail you represent needs technical support.
 
We post all river related events watershed/ water trail organizations throughout the state on our Georgia River Network Statewide Calendar so send any events our way that you would like us to add.
 
We would love to share any inspirational/ motivational water trail stories/ experiences you may have so please send any my way so new can include them in our Fall Water Trails Newsletter.
 
Hope to see y’all for our upcoming paddling trips on the Flint River Water Trail in October and the St. Mary’s River Water Trail in December (see details below)!
 
Happy (Water) Trails!


-Gwyneth Moody, Director of Programs  and Outreach 


Trails in the News

New Access Points On Etowah River Water Trail
by Joe Cook

Georgia River Network's Paddle Georgia 2017 participants will find two recently completed public access points along their 106-mile route from Dawsonville to Rome. Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Department completed development of its Eagles Beak Park river access point in early June. 

The facility features a canoe/kayak launch, restrooms and parking. Further 
DSC_8910 (1) 3downstream, Bartow County is expected to put the finishing touches on its new Hardin Bridge launch site this summer. That project was made possible through a recreational trails grant from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. New information kiosks with river maps and other information will be installed this summer at these new public access points.

When Paddle Georgia first ventured on the Etowah in 2006, there were only four developed public access points along the 106-mile route. Today thanks to the efforts of local governments and multiple stakeholders, there are now 12 developed public access points along the Paddle Georgia route. 

Learn more about the Etowah River Water Trail.
 

Ocmulgee Water Trail Partnership's Half Moon Paddle a Big Success
Excerpted from Ocmulgee Water Trail Partnerships

The Ocmulgee Water Trail Partnership hosted their second annual paddle event on Saturday, May 6th. The "Half Moon Paddle" launched from the Dodge County landing in Eastman; the take-out was eigh
t miles down river at the Half Moon landing in Abbeville. More than 80 people took to kayaks and canoes - and one OWTP_0095 5man on a paddleboard, for a trip down the river. What would normally be a 3 to 3 1/2 hour run, according to Vice President Sherri Wood, the brisk flow of the river on Saturday helped the lead paddler to make the trip in one hour and fifty two minutes. The Ocmulgee River Water Trail Project began in 2010 as a partnership between just a handful of communities along the river. Now, with the help of sponsor's, the Ocmulgee River Water Trail Partnership's they are able to host paddle events that are the primary fundraiser for the Partnership.

Watch a News Interview with Vice President Sherri Wood and learn more about Ocmulgee River Water Trail.
 


Georgia Water Trails Featured in River Management Society Journal -Spring 2017 Issue: pg. 21-23
by Gwyneth Moody

Georgia River Network (GRN) launched the Georgia Water Trails Program in 2010 in response to the need for a comprehensive source of information regarding the creation of water trails, to support representatives and communities in developing their water trails, and to provide information to recreational users about Georgia’s Water Trails. Currently there is no state agency in Georgia that serves this function. To unify the planning and management of the water trails throughout the state, the technical staff from GRN used Best Management Practices from national organizations and other state and Federal agencies to develop criteria that promote safe, legal and sustainable water trails.


Encompassed within the Georgia Water Trail Program are a variety of resources and projects supported and maintained by GRN. The Program helps form water trail 
RMS Journal 10stakeholder partnerships that encompass all sectors of a community (landowners, local and state agencies, county and city officials, river enthusiasts, educators, watershed groups, local businesses, attorneys, outfitters, etc.) and introduces people to recreational opportunities, boosting tourism and economic development within communities and throughout the state.

Water Trails are an effective way to introduce people to river issues and to engage them in the protection of their local waterways. We believe that the relationships we build by supporting communities who build water trails will strengthen our ability to effectively advocate for strong protections for Georgia’s rivers.

Click here to view the full River Management Society Journal article.

 

Celebrating the Satilla River Water Trail!
By Rachael Thompson, Watershed Outreach and Development Assistant
 
Satilla Riverkeeper hosted the 2017 Annual A.J. Strickland “King of the River” Satilla River Fishing Tournament on Saturday, May 13th in partnership with the Satilla River Water Trail, Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, and DNR Wildlife Resources Division. The event is the first of a three event series designed to promote the newly designated water trail, celebrate the river and provide family-friendly opportunities for recreation. Although the Satilla River water levels had
been unseasonably low, and Waycross received 1/2 inch of rainfall on the day of the event, many teams brought in a successful haul. "We were excited about the turnout, and folks caught some nice fish,” said Bert Deener of the DNR Satilla Fish 4Fisheries Management office in Waycross.
 

This year we placed an emphasis on youth participation, the future fisherman, recreationalists, and caretakers of the Satilla River. Deener said that while fishermen compete for bragging rights at such tournaments, "it was nice to hear all the parents give their children credit for catching the biggest fish for their team." Twenty-seven teams registered for the tournament and half of those teams included a youth angler.

Thunder, lightning and heavy rains added drama to the final hour of the tournament as teams raced through the storm to meet the 4 pm weigh-in deadline at Tindall Enterprises,” said Carol McNeary, Satilla Riverkeeper Board Member, and volunteer. More than $1,000 in cash prizes were awarded to the top catch by weight in each of five categories, see photos of the winners here. All participants took home this year’s collectible tournament t-shirt, featuring the bowfin (mudfish). In addition, all youth participants took home a small tackle box for their next fishing adventure.

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The tournament is named after the late and beloved Satilla Riverkeeper board member, Satilla River enthusiast, and Pierce County native, A.J. Strickland. AJ Strickland’s family was integral leading up to the event, and his daughter Shannon Bennett was on hand to help out at the weigh-in on Saturday. “Daddy’s looking down on all the fishermen and he’s as happy as can be,” said Shannon Bennett.

To learn more about the Satilla River Water Trail visit Georgia River Network's Water Trail website.
 



"Chattahoochee River National Water Trail receives much deserved attention as Park service's Chattahoochee River improvement plan starts with units in Vinings, Roswell"
Excerpted from Northside Neighbor by Everett Catts

Chattahoochee 5The National Park Service and its public-and private-sector partners intend to spend millions of dollars over the next five years to improve three components of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in metro Atlanta, as part of a 25-year overall plan. The proposal calls for improving three more parts of the nearly 7,000-acre set of 15 parks along the 48 miles of river in metro Atlanta until all are refurbished. The parks stretch from the Buford Dam at Lake Lanier to Paces Mill in Vinings.
 

New Access Point For Yellow River Water Trail On Its Way! 
By Debra Griffith, Chairman YRWT

Coming soon…. construction of a new access point launch at Brown Bridge Road on
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 the Yellow River. This launch will be handicap accessible. We hope to have construction underway by 4th quarter 2017. In other YRWT news, a group of hard working volunteers met Sat, May 20th to disrupt a significant log jam at the bridge near the dam. With the assistance of Paddleboard Fred and his outboard motor along with multiple men and chain saws, mission was accomplished! Also, our very own Cheryl Delk let a workshop on Funding your Water Trail Project at Georgia River Network's annual conference 'Weekend for Rivers' in April 2017. Check it out! 
                                       
Learn more about Yellow River Water Trail.

           
                               


Gainesville Proud Of Newest Addition To Water Trail System!
By Julie Butler, Marketing - Communications Manager, Gainesville Parks and Recreation

Gainesville is proud of the newest addition to trail system, and it’s not a greenway! The Gainesville Upper Lanier Water Trail is a 14 mile section of Lake Lanier and is a continuation of the Upper Chattahoochee River Water Trail. Five lake parks within the City of Gainesville serve as the perfect launch, landing or stopover sites for avid or beginner paddlers. 

Gainesville Parks and Recreation partnered with the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and Friend of Gainesville Parks and Greenways, the National Parks Service and Georgia River Network to make this community asset a reality.  This trail is an extension of the Upper Chattahoochee River Trail that starts in Helen and presently ends at Clarks Bridge Park. The parks on the trail are: Clarks Bridge Park (mile marker 54); Holly Park (mile marker 62); Longwood Park (mile marker 64); and Lanier Point Park (mile marker 68). 


With the love of recreational paddling on the rise, this water trail provides easy access to a vast portion of our residents who might not otherwise have access to Lake Lanier.  Our efforts to promote the Gainesville Upper Lanier Water Trail are getting quite a boost with a one-hour television special running on Gainesville’s local channel TV18.   

Learn more about the Gainesville Upper Lanier Water Trail.

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North Oconee Paddlers Promote 'Water Trail' Development
Excerpted from Online Athens, Athens Banner Herald, By Lee Shearer

Athens has bike paths, a greenway and here and there, hiking trails. Soon the city might have another kind of pathway — water trails, or blue trails, for kayaking or canoeing.
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 The first trail got off to a quiet start a year ago when Athens-Clarke County had a ribbon-cutting in Ben Burton park for a ramp into the Middle Oconee 
River, a place where people can launch non-motorized rowboats, canoes or kayaks. 
But to have a trail, you’ve got to have two or more places for access no more than a day’s paddle apart, about 10 miles or so. 

Mel Cochran-Davis has been talking to owners of land on the Middle Oconee about a second spot to launch and take out small watercraft, but there’s so far nothing definite, she said. “The challenge is convincing property owners it’s a good thing,” said Gwyneth Moody, director of programs and outreach for the Georgia River Network.

Moody, Cochran-Davis — administrator of Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services’ park services division — and others hope before long Athens could have water trails on both the North Oconee and Middle Oconee rivers. They and others working to establish some water trails for Athens invited elected officials and those who might help to a brief excursion on the North Oconee River on Monday. Several took them up on the offer, setting out in kayaks and canoes from a bank of the North Oconee in Dudley Park in what was at times a driving rain.

State Reps. Spencer Frye (D-Athens) and Chuck Williams (R-Watkinsville) got on the water. Sen. Frank Ginn (R-Danielsville), chairman of the Senate Natural Resources and the Environment Committee, didn’t take part in the float but helped unload canoes. Frye also brought along a copy of a resolution he’d sponsored in the legislature in support of water trails. It passed the House unanimously, but carried no funding with it. It’s still “a nice pat on the back,” Moody said.

Georgia’s state government doesn’t have a water-trails program, and the nonprofit Georgia Rivers Network is spearheading the development of water trails in the VIP Paddle on river 4state, she said. Athens-Clarke County Commissioners Kelly Girtz, Jared Bailey and Melissa Link also got on the water for a short trip upriver and back.

Moody hoped the trip would help build support for water trails here, which would become part of a growing statewide network of such trails. As conceived, the Upper Oconee Water Trail would traverse 98 miles on the Middle and North Oconee, which join to form the Oconee River south of Athens. The Georgia Rivers Network website lists 15 established water trails in Georgia, and 18 “under development,” including an Upper Oconee Water Trail, which would include segments in Athens. Nearby established trails include segments of the Yellow River in the Atlanta area and part of the Broad River north and east of Athens.

Read more about the North Oconee River Water Trail VIP Paddle in Online Athens.
 

Wildlife Resource Division Revising Signage Policy at Boating Access Sites
By Jeffery Bishop, Boating Access Coordinator, Fisheries DNR Wildlife Resources Division
 
Canoe Launch DNR sign 6In an effort to ensure consistent signage and information posted at Wildlife Resource Division (WRD) operated boating access sites, the WRD Boating Access program is working with partners around the state to support the growing popularity of paddle sports in Georgia.

This effort will be accomplished 
administratively through the coordinated efforts of the
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 Georgia River Network, Wildlife Resources Division and partners at the federal, county and municipal level. Requests for signage, kiosks and information posting are considered by WRD on an individual basis and in conjunction with partners, where they exist.
 
To learn more contact Jeffery Bishop at Jeffery.Bishop@dnr.ga.gov  


Flint River Water Trail: New and Renovated Ramps Provide Better Access to Popular Waterways
By Melissa Cummings, Communications and Outreach Specialist, Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (June 9, 2017) – Whether you are interested in a river trip or visiting a public fishing area, you most likely are looking for somewhere to launch a vessel. Thanks to two new construction projects, boaters and anglers have a few new places to “set sail.”

“Thanks to efforts of such state agencies as Georgia Department of Transportation and Georgia Department of Natural Resources, anglers and boaters have improved and/or new access to both the Flint River and on Big Lazer Public Fishing Area/Wildlife Management Area,” says state boat ramp program coordinator Jeff Bishop.
 
Flint River (Lee County): Hwy. 32 Bridge and Boat Ramp

 
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The Flint River is a 344-mile long river reaching from southern Fulton County all the way south to Bainbridge and ultimately flowing into Lake Seminole. The lower Flint is characterized by limestone bluffs, blue hole springs, cypress-lined banks, islands and rocky shoals, and abundant fish and wildlife. 

Boaters and anglers utilizing the Hwy. 32 Bridge in Lee County will be pleased with the improvements made there by Georgia Department of Transportation. As part of a larger bridge replacement project, crews also replaced the old log-style ramp with a new deeper ramp providing better river access at low flow. Additionally, future plans include widening and paving the access road and parking area.
 
“Good, safe, public access on our waterways is the key to insuring that private property rights are protected while insuring that fisher folk and boaters/paddlers have the infrastructure they need to enjoy the public resource,” said Gordon 
Flint River RailingRogers, Executive Director of Flint Riverkeeper. “Our Georgia rivers are so precious, so beautiful, so productive. Improved access to the upper Flint at Big Lazer WMA, on the creek and the river, and on the lower Flint at GA Highway 32 are much-appreciated additions to the ways we are privileged to enjoy the Flint. They are both located amid some fine shoal bass fishing and paddling sections.  Hat’s off to the Georgia DNR and Georgia DOT for making this happen.”

Big Lazer Public Fishing Area/Wildlife Management Area (Talbot County)
Thanks to crews with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, there is a new hand launch area and canoe steps available at Big Lazer Wildlife Management Area/ Public Fishing Area (WMA/PFA) near Hickman Island. These locations, located in 
Flint River Access Road 2Talbot County, provide access to the Flint River and to Big Lazer Creek. With access to the Flint River having washed out decades ago at this WMA, this improvement will be most welcome by canoers, kayakers and anglers.

Additionally, there is a new five-vehicle parking area that also can serve as a hand launch area to the edge of Big Lazer Creek, located just a short distance away through a cleared path...
 

The Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division Boating Access Program appreciates the efforts of the Georgia River Network through local water trail partners. For information about paddle trails on Georgia waterways, visit www.gawatertrails.org.
 
For more information on Georgia boat ramps in your area, visit www.georgiaoutdoormap.com. For more information about fishing on the Flint River, or other rivers, visit www.georgiawildlife.com/Fishing/Rivers. For more information about fishing at PFAs, visit www.georgiawildlife.com/fishing/public-fishing-areas.

 
Fall Float On The Flint 
October 7-9, 2017

Fall on the Flint

Fall Float on the Flint is a not-to-miss 3 day paddling event taking place this fall on October 7th-9th with blue springs, cypress trees, and limestone caves! Paddlers from all over the nation attend this fabulous event!

We will be traveling 56 miles from Albany to Bainbridge taking in the best of the Flint's beautiful blue hole springs, lively rapids, rich history, abundant wildlife and more! Fashioned after our annual week-long Paddle Georgia events, we will tent camp on the river two nights at Rocky Bend Flint River Retreat. Like our annual summer adventure, we will enjoy catered meals, educational programs and great camaraderie as we make our way down one of Georgia's most beautiful rivers during a beautiful time of year.

Find out more information at www.garivers.org
 
Len Foote Hike Inn - Georgia River Network Member Annual Hiking Trip
September 14-15

Foote Hike Inn 3We are excited that Georgia River Network (GRN) has been offered another opportunity this year to bring a group to the Hike Inn on Thursday September 14th – Friday 15th and we want YOU to come! The Inn has room for up to 40 people, so it’s first come, first serve, and the people we wanted to offer this opportunity to is YOU – our supporters, volunteers, members, and colleagues, and your families - to join our staff and board and our families! It will be a great time for Georgia’s river friends to spend time together in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains enjoying the wilderness around us. Join us for a weekend of relaxation, fun, and the outdoors!


Cost and How to Sign Up:
The Hike Inn is generously offering 50% off rates for our group! To reserve your spot, go to the reservation link on their webpage:
https://secure.iqres03280.com/iqreservations/asp/IQHome.asp and click the book now tab. It will pull up the 50% discount rate. Enter the correct dates and on the bottom of the page enter promotional group code: river

We hope you can join us!
Sign up at www.hike-inn.com

 

St. Mary's Hidden Gem Paddle ~ Explore Cumberland Island!
NEW DATE: December 1-3

St. Mary's hidden Gem


Enjoy paddling through the Golden Isles of Coastal GA on this family friendly paddling trip. The trip will include locally sourced meals, live entertainment and camping near the beach under gorgeous live oak and palmetto forest. We will enjoy fascinating presentations about wildlife, local lore, coastal restoration efforts and more! Spots will be limited.

Mark your calendar - Registration coming soon!

 
 
Useful Resources


Weekend for Rivers - Water Trail WorkshopsWeekend for rivers 5
Our annual conference that provides an opportunity for all of Georgia's river lovers, recreationists and advocates to gather and network, learn from each other, and celebrate our state's glorious rivers! Check out the presentations that were given by our Water Trail guest speakers from Weekend of Rivers!

Funding Your Water Trail Project
This workshop, led by Cheryl Delk, gives examples that guide you through the process of accessing grants, other government funding, the importance of grass roots support, and master planning your river trail projects. Weekend For Rivers 1The presentation takes a specific grant application such as Recreational Trail Program and Land and Water Conservation Funding administered through the GA Department of Natural Resources, and SPLOST, utilizing the history of the Yellow River Water Trail non-profit and our collaboration with local, state, and federal agencies. 

Build The Perfect Launch For Your Water Trail
Don Wells is President of the Mountain Stewards which is an all-volunteer Trail Crew that has planned, designed, constructed and maintained over a million dollars of Weekend For Rivers 2recreational facilities in the North Georgia area in the past decade. Included in these are Water Trail Launch facilities built in three counties. This presentation discusses the planning, design and construction of launch facilities from the simplest to the most complex.
 

Get The Word Out! Marketing Tools & Resources For Your Water Trail
Janet Cochran talked about ways to market and promote your water trail. 
Weekend For Rivers 3 3Tap into the Georgia Department of Economic Development – Tourism Division’s Programs and Services and learn how the Etowah River Water Trail has successfully marketed their trail through various marketing tools such as social media, brochures, website, maps, signage, kiosks, etc. as well as the costs involved, and resources available.

Navigating The Snags & Rapids Of Permitting
Keith Parsons presented on how constructing launch sites along the banks of rivers and streams often requires permits and various forms of permission from potentially a myriad of entities, Weekend For Rivers 4mostly governments at local, state and federal levels. This presentation shows what permits may be required, who needs to be brought into the process, what may be required for various levels of permitting, and maybe, most importantly, how to design a project that minimizes or entirely avoids the need for certain permits or other legal instruments of permission.
 

Economic Impacts of Water Trails From All Over the Nation 

Here's How River Conservation Can Help Ecotourism - American Rivers, Jan. 27,2017
Across the country, many riverside towns are discovering the various benefits that come from being a "gateway" community for hosting visitors as they explore nearby National Monuments, National Forest areas, or access designated launch points for 
economic river 2river expeditions. Examples are shown through various Gateway Community case studies, featuring Montana, South and North Carolina, Minnesota, Colorado and Oregon.

Economic Impact of Proposed Run of the River Whitewater Park in Skowhegan, Maine - Planning Decisions Research & Planning, Sept. 22, 2016
The town of Skowhegan is considering the development of Run of River, a whitewater park in its downtown, just below the dam in the Kennebec River Gorge. This project involves placing various permanent structures in the gorge to establish a play park for canoeing, kayaking, tubing, and other water-related recreational activities and events—taking advantage of the constant flow of the Kennebec, a unique strength of the Skowhegan location.


Find more Economic Studies in the Toolkit section of the Water Trails Website!
 

We Need Your Help to Identify Best Bridge Candidates For Improving Recreational Access at Scheduled Construction/Maintenance Sites

We need your help to identify the best candidates for improving recreation access at bridges and your help in supportin
g these changes. Using maintenance projects as an opportunity to also improve recreational access for the surrounding community is a potential win-win. A list of bridges scheduled for improvement can be found here. If a bridge in your community is slated for improvement in the coming years and you believe that location is a strong candidate for improved recreational access, please contact Gwyneth Moody with Georgia River Network at Gwyneth@garivers.org and/or Brian Gist with the Southern Environmental Law Center at bgist@selcga.org.
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These bridge projects also provide an opportunity to rethink the public access to the waterbodies these bridges span. Across Georgia, bridges often provide formal or informal recreational access points to rivers, lakes, and streams. In rivers, lakes, and streams. In 
the course of these construction projects across the state, Georgia Department of Transportation should consider whether a bridge project could also present an opportunity to improve the public’s recreational access to the water at that location. Although adding a recreational component to these projects may add new challenges (like cost, property ownership, liability, safety, and environmental review), these are not insurmountable obstacles. 
 


New Report: Sustainable Management Plan
Excerpted from American Rivers Blue Trails, By Fay Augustyn


There is a drastic impact that can come from over-crowding, pollution, and resource degradation when outdoor recreation is not properly managed. River recreation management helps strike a balance between encouraging recreation and protecting our communities' most valuable natural resources. American RiverThe goal of this guide is to provide a framework for local governments, planners, non-profit organizations, and others to develop an effective river recreation management plan that has strong community support. Providing resources and case studies that shine a light on communities that have navigated the recreation management planning process and developed and implemented successful river recreation management plans.

Learn more about a Sustainable Management Plan.
 


Michigan Water Trail Manual Now Complete!
Excerpted from Michigan Water Trails website

At last year's Water Trail Summit, it was mentioned that Land Information Access Association (LIAA) was working on a Water Trail Manual for Michigan. With support from a steering committee of statewide water trail practitioners and funding from michigan manual 2the Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program, it has been announced that the Manual is complete and are ready to be viewed.

The Water Trail Manual is intended to provide local officials, water advocacy organizations, paddlers and visionary citizens the resources and tools to develop a water trail in their community.


See the full Michigan Water Trail Manual.
 

Flotsam and Jetsam

The Wild President: New Film Celebrates Jimmy Carter's River Legacy
Excerpted from Canoe&Kayak.com

Did you know that Jimmy Carter has a history of canoeing adrenaline-pumping whitewater? This new film is part of the American Rivers 5000-miles project, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and the rivers 
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that have been protected because of it.

The Wild President tells the story of Carter’s 
first descent down the Chattooga River's Bull Sluice Rapid in 1974. As Governor of Georgia and President of the United States, Carter was instrumental in protecting the Chattooga as a Wild and Scenic River, and helped conserve rivers across Georgia and the nation.

View the full video and read the whole article about The Wild President.
 


In The Same Boat - A Pole-Dancing Primer
Excerpted from Paddling.com, By Tamia Nelson


pole dancing 3No, this isn't what you're thinking. But "pole dancing" - using a pole rather than a paddle to dance through shallow rock gardens and climb rivers - is well on its way to becoming a lost art. There are still a few aficionados keeping the flame alive. In this article, Tamia Nelson writes about her first experience with pole dancing on a river and how amazing and life changing this experience was. 

Click here to read the full article.
 

The Top 10 Kayaking Health Benefits
Excerpted from Health Fitness Revolution


Health Benefits 3There are many health benefits that can
come from kayaking, from physical, mental and emotional health. Kayaking is great exercise and gives you a low-to-the-water view that really immerses you in the experience. Just a few minutes in the water a day or once a week can build and tone muscle as well as take your stress away. 


Check out the Top 10 Health Benefits that can come from kayaking.

 

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