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Increasing Diversity in Paddlesport
By Sigrid Pilgrim, Director   The question has been raised how IPC could support increasing inclusiveness of minorities in the sport.  I do not have the answer, so I asked…
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Safety on the Water
By Greg Taylor SO, now that we are dealing with this lifestyle-changing, pandemic virus lockdown, I’m hearing on the street and in the news that personal watercraft and bicycles are flying…
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River Management Society and Chapter Leadership
Meet the RMS! The River Management Society (RMS) is the nation’s only network whose mission is to support professionals who study, protect and manage North America’s rivers. RMS connects those…
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Forest Preserves of Cook County - Paddling Opportunities for Everyone
In 2019, the Forest Preserves District of Cook County provided numerous free opportunities for individuals, families, youth organizations, and academic institutions to partake in paddling events.  These programs were, and…
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The Newest Best Tactic for Reaching the Un-Reachables
A small non-profit is making bold moves to reduce senseless paddlesports casualties For more than five years, I’ve been trying to learn exactly how so many people perish while enjoying…
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Recreate Responsibly on the Fabulous Fox! Water Trail
During the past several weeks, we have been advised to get outside regularly for fresh air and exercise while abiding by public health guidelines and logical restrictions to our beloved…
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A New Canoe/Kayak Launch is in the future for DuPage!
By Connie Schmidt  There is a proposal for a dam removal project on Salt Creek at Fullersburg Woods. Over the past 18 months, the DuPage River Salt Creek Work Group…
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News Release: New Paddlecraft Safety Effort Starts at the Water’s Edge
Canoeists and kayakers may soon see a red safety sign posted at launch ramps and other water access areas across the country. The new safety sign is part of an…
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Recreational Boating Statistics
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard has released its 2019 Recreational Boating Statistics Report, revealing that there were 613 boating fatalities nationwide in 2019, a 3.2 percent decrease from 2018.…
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