Hmm, this issue needs some publicity; any of you pros want to get on the Oprah show with some great kayak video, and then we would get 5000 signatures in an hour
Seriously, taking some (legal) photos and video of the runs there would probably help build public support.
I don't like bugging my friends, but signing this is pretty painless and quick. Here is a template email you can copy and paste to your friends.
Please consider signing this petition to allow whitewater kayaking in Yellowstone National Park. You would need to create an account on the White House website, which only takes a minute.
Many other activities are allowed around these rivers. There is no rational reason why whitewater kayaking is not allowed in Yellowstone National Park. Flatwater kayaking is allowed on the lakes. Many of these rivers already have roads along them.
Here is a great article by Doug Ammons about paddling a multiday class V run on the Yellowstone river, that provides a lot of background info:
Counting Coup along the Yellowstone River
Please help this petition get to 5000 signatures by October 24th.