Canoes in the News
A selection of paddling-related news stories.
"Who owns water? The US landowners putting barbed wire across rivers" (NM)
"As Scott Carpenter and a few friends paddled down the Pecos river in New Mexico last May, the lead boater yelled out and made a swirling hand motion over his head to pull over to shore. The paddlers eddied out in time to avoid running straight through three strings of barbed wire obstructing the river. Swinging in the wind, the sign hanging from the fence read 'PRIVATE PROPERTY: No Trespassing'.."
"The journey of the 1,000-year-old canoe found in Red River" (LA)
"On June 7, Robert Cornett and Jeanna Bradley found a canoe on the river bank believed to have been carved from a tree by members of the Caddo tribe more than 900 years ago. 'We were riding the river, just looking at the banks to see if we could see anything,' Cornett said..."
"EPA Announces San Jacinto River Waste Pits Cleanup" (Houston)
"the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that an agreement has been reached with International Paper Company and McGinnes Industrial Maintenance Corporation to perform a remedial design for the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund Site selected remedy. The selected cleanup action addresses the potential dangers posed by dioxin contamination at the site in Harris County, Texas..."
"Sims Bayou Greenway Groundbreaking" (Houston)
"When complete, Sims Bayou Greenway will be about 20 miles long and will connect communities to parks and nature along the way. Sims Bayou is one of eight bayous being transformed through Bayou Greenways 2020, a city-wide project to complete a 150-mile network of parks and trails along Houston's major bayous..."
"The Future Of SUP"
"Industry leaders dish on revolution, innovation and armageddon in the standup paddleboard world... hydrofoils, internal storage, inflatable, competition?..."
"A Voyage Along Trump’s Wall" (Texas)
"In the spirit of these forebears, in 1977 Dan Reicher and some friends embarked on an expedition of their own. A classmate was preoccupied with his home-town river, the Rio Grande, and had determined that no one in documented history had navigated the river’s nearly two thousand miles, from source to sea..."
"Canoes and cars included in engineering of new NC bridge" (Asheville, NC)
"State engineers aren't just considering cars and trucks as they draw plans to widen Interstate 26 in western North Carolina. They're also looking out for canoes and kayaks. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports the state Transportation Department is ensuring people can float in the French Broad River as engineers design a new bridge over the river..."
"Canoe clubs count their losses and work to rebuild" (Hawaii)
"More than a week after the record rainfall and severe flooding on Kauai, two local canoe clubs are determined to get back in the water... Namolokama Canoe Club held practice, on Tuesday, for the first time since the flooding. Temporarily relocating to Hanalei Beach Park, only two of the club's canoes were able to go out, since a majority were either swept out to sea or left in pieces..."
"How one school makes varsity canoe racing work" (Maine)
"'Two years ago the school administration decided that canoe racing was a legitimate sport and awarded it varsity status,” Owen said. “So we defined criteria associated with how many practices you need to attend, and how many races you need to go to, and that you have to do a certain number of them solo, and a certain number of them with a partner'..."
"PSU's Outing Club can no longer go outside" (Pennsylvania)
"A backpacking trip in the Rothrock State Forest and day hikes in the Laurel Highlands and Shenandoah National Park in Virginia were among the Penn State Outing Club’s 2018 spring-term events. After this weekend, though, the 98-year-old organization has nothing on its calendar, and unless things change, it won’t. The Outing Club isn’t allowed to go outside anymore..."
"Senator pushes back against canoe, kayak fee" (Michigan)
"A proposed registration fee on kayaks, canoes, and paddle-boards is making waves in Michigan. The Michigan Waterways Commission proposed up to a $10 fee to launch canoes, kayaks, or paddle-board on rivers and waterways in Michigan. But some people like Senator Ken Horn say they don't want that to happen..."