But if the governments of Zimbabwe and Zambia succeed in building the proposed Batoka Gorge Dam, much of the section will be drowned, severely harming the area’s river-based tourism, partly flooding the Victoria Falls UNESCO World Heritage Site, and burying crucial habitat for endangered bird species in the process.
Badger Paddles push canoe-trippers out into Ontario’s canoe country wilds with an innovative contest where three well-known paddlers helped stash a series of paddles across multiple provincial parks and the Temagami region for paddlers willing to go out and collect them.
While the annual Potomac River Festival didn’t exactly go as planned, it did do exactly what Jason had set out to accomplish, showcase the amazing strength and community found in whitewater paddling. In the end, the Potomac River Festival members experienced loss but also celebration of life through paddling and competition.
The Payette River Games, held June 21-23 in Cascade, Idaho, paid out a whopping $54,000 in cash prizes to top finishers in its paddling events, including freestyle kayaking, boatercross and a SUP sprint race, in one of the most cash-heavy whitewater events in history.
Voting ended at midnight (PST) Monday, July 8th for the 2013 Canoe & Kayak Awards presented by Verizon. At last week’s tally, many of this year’s nominees were still neck and neck, so we extended the voting to give you a final chance to make your voice heard. Please help us split hairs to make some of the tough choices outlined here.
Can you say, “Caring about Quetico’s quintessential Canadian canoe country,” five times fast? Not as hard as the challenges faced by wilderness advocacy groups in finding and rehabilitating the historic and underutilized canoe-trail portages between the Atlantic and Arctic watersheds of northern Ontario.