I have just been through a divorce, mostly over money. On top of that, I have recently lost my job. I still maintain an AW membership. This is an organization that is devoted to nothing but helping maintain recreational paddling access and water ecology. They have spent far more than they have earned over the past several years in order to help us all. If you paddle the Numbers of the Arkansas, the Ocoee in Tennessee, the Gauley, the Colorado through the Grand Canyon, or any of several hundreds of runs around the world you owe AW, its members and staff for spending their lives allowing it. How many organizations do you know that are responsible for shutting down as many dams? The least that you can do is become a member and do a fraction of your part.