Waccamaw River Blue Trail

May 2013 – Waccamaw named National Water Trail - NPS Site, Celebratory Paddle photos and video Considered one of the finest blackwater rivers in the Southeast, the Waccamaw River provides clean drinking water, scenic landscapes, diverse fish and wildlife, outstanding recreation, and is an economic driver that serves the region. Despite this, the Waccamaw is under… Read more »

Wateree River Blue Trail

The Wateree River Blue Trail, near Camden, South Carolina, winds 75 miles to meet the Congaree River Blue Trail at Congaree National Park. The first section is dominated by rocky shoals and changes downstream with increasing sinuosity as it flows through floodplain forests. Its east bank is bordered by Manchester State Forest and Poinsett State… Read more »

Ohio Designates New Water Trail

Sections of the Vermilion and Black Rivers have been designated an Ohio Water Trail according to an announcement by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft. The 27-mile Vermilion-Lorain Water Trail offers recreational users the opportunity to paddle portions of both rivers and a connecting section of waterway along the Lake Erie shoreline… Read more »

“Blue Trail” to be created on the Waccamaw River

Thanks to a generous grant from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, American Rivers, along with its partners, Winyah Rivers Foundation’s Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER®, and the Pee Dee Land Trust, will begin work in Horry and Georgetown Counties to create a blue trail on the Waccamaw River. The goals of this three year project are to… Read more »

Kentucky Accepting Applications for Recreational trails, Land and Water Grants

FRANKFORT, KY – (December 10): Kentucky’s Department for Local Government is accepting applications for two grant programs to be awarded in 2009:  Recreational Trails Program grant applications will be accepted through February 1, 2009; and the Land and Water Conservation Fund applications will be accepted through March 1, 2009. The Recreational Trails Program, funded by… Read more »

Kayaker Finds Wildlife, Calm in Drifting Commute

Journal Gazette – (November 18, 2008): When Paul Fry-Miller passed a deer on his way to work, it had that all too common deer-in-headlights look, even though there were no headlights to be found. Then, Fry-Miller heard a loud noise. It made him jump, and he spun his head. It was just a beaver thumping its… Read more »

Kayaking Promotes Better Health

PennLive.com – (November 20): James McNulty tried kayaking for the first time at the age of 54. The current president of the Canoe Club of Greater Harrisburg was at in Gifford Pinchot State Park in York County when he signed up for the club on a whim. Soon after that maiden voyage at Gifford Pinchot State Park,… Read more »

American Rivers Releases the Blue Trails Guide

(Washington, DC) American Rivers today released the Blue Trails Guide, to help promote river recreation and conservation in local communities. Blue trails, the water equivalent to hiking trails, have the potential to stimulate local economies, encourage physical fitness, improve community pride, and make rivers and communities healthier. The Blue Trails Guide is designed to make… Read more »

Help Improve Recreation, Water Quality on the Chicago River

Friends of the Chicago River is working to change the water quality standards for the Chicago River to protect the people who enjoy it and the wildlife that call it home.Right now, you have an opportunity to help make that happen. In 2007, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency proposed improved water quality standards for the Chicago… Read more »

Northern Forest Canoe Trail 2008 Auction Opens!

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail’s online auction is running from November 5 (8 AM) to December 5 (9 PM). With more than 250 items in this year’s auction, there’s something for every bidder. All auction proceeds (your bids) go directly to support the programs and operations of the Northeast’s longest inland water trail. This year’s best-ever… Read more »