Quick tip on tethers

Here’s a quick tip on tow tethers (aka “Cowtails”) you might be using on your rescue PFD. I wish I could take credit for the idea but like most great ideas, this one spreads like a virus: I caught it and am passing it along. I saw this at the  2015 ACA Swiftwater Rescue Symposium. Several rescue PFDs on the … Read More

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Clean Jordan Lake

By now, I hope everyone knows me for my crusades against litter in our waterbodies. For the past 5 years, I’ve made and kept a personal commitment to clean at least 1,000 plastic bottles from the streams, rivers and estuaries I paddle. One of the groups that I am part of, by way of contributing to their efforts to clean … Read More

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Can’t tell the players without a program!

Do you ever see that photo of a bridge gage posted with a great level but then you’re assumed to be “in the know” enough to recognize for yourself which of the tens of thousands of bridge pilings across the state you’re looking at? Are there times when you may just not be that hip? Maybe this little resource will … Read More

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2015 goal met: 1,000 fewer bottles in our streams

canoe with trash

I’m glad to say that I met my 2015 (and annual) goal of cleaning 1,000 littered plastic bottles from streams and rivers today. This has been an ongoing goal (and accomplishment) of mine for the last 5 years and proudly, I’ve met that goal every year. The obverse of this though, is that this is the state of our rivers … Read More

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