"We were bequeathed astonishing beauty and wilderness; what we do with it reflects who we are, and what we value.
Every kayaker depends on clean water and free flowing rivers to enjoy the sport. Although the number of people in the sport has grown by at least 200% in the last 20 years, river conservation and access organizations like American Whitewater and American Rivers have had their memberships grow only about 10%. Most kayakers and rafters do not belong to or support the very organizations that help keep our rivers clean and the fisheries healthy, allow river runners access to the water, fight unneeded dams that destroy sections of beautiful river, ensure dam releases on sections that are dewatered, and generally fight for everything that kayakers need and use.
Is your fun worth some time and money invested in conserving the rivers you use? I hope so. Become a member of these organizations and support them. Find the organizations in your local area that deal with local access and river stewardship and support them." Doug Ammons
This is why we need more local activities. To raise awareness
Save Our Wild Salmon
Friends of the Cheat River