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HomeNL-2015-02 6 In the News

In the News

A selection of paddling-related news stories.


"Galveston Island preserve takes shape" (Galveston, TX)
"A few years ago, wetlands that provided a home for coastal wildlife faced destruction to make way for a marina. Now an environmental group has carved out a preserve on Galveston Island that could eventually offer hiking and kayak trails.  After more than six years of effort, Artist Boat has secured a grant that will allow it to purchase the final piece of a 367-acre section..."
Complete story: Chronicle
Entry contributed by Citizen's Environmental Coalition.

"Man kayaks to draw awareness to river quality" (Los Ebanos, TX)
"Balancing one foot on the edge of his canoe, Colin McDonald removed his socks and shoes on the banks of the Rio Grande.  It’s a silent routine he’s done for nearly seven months along more than 1,700 miles of the Rio Grande, from its source in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. He said he won’t stop until the Gulf Coast..."
Complete story: The Herald
Entry contributed by Linda Gorski.

"Canoers find body in Buffalo Bayou" (Houston, TX)
"An autopsy is slated for Monday for the body of a man found by canoers paddling in Buffalo Bayou Sunday.  The body, found caught on some debris in a relatively undeveloped stretch of the bayou in the 4400 block of Memorial Drive, was removed from the water by Houston firefighters..."
Complete story: Chronicle
Entry contributed by John Rich.

"River, Lakes, Bays 'N Bayous Trash Bash" (Houston, TX)
"Once a year, thousands of volunteers gather along the Texas waterways to do their part in cleaning up the environment by participating in the largest single day waterway cleanup in the state of Texas, the River, Lakes, Bays 'N Bayous Trash Bash.  Want to help? Click the link below to learn more about Trash Bash 2015 on Saturday, March 28..."
Complete story: TrashBash.org
Entry contributed by John Rich.

"Mail thief tries to escape on kayak" (Sammamish, WA)
"A suspected mail thief chose a bizarre getaway vehicle and got caught in the middle of Lake Sammamish. Now he and a woman are in the King County Jail. "I just thought it was a kayak theft, a kayak hijacking,” explained Brian Conway, standing on the edge of their Lake Sammamish dock. Little did he know that the man who hijacked their kayak was wanted for mail theft, and what the pair described as a low-speed pursuit to the middle of Lake Sammamish..."
Complete story: KIROTV.com
Entry contributed by www.paddling.net.

"Kayakers brave cold to aid ‘Toys for Tots’" (Wilmington, NC)
"On Christmas morning, 21 children will wake up to a special present from Santa, thanks to the generosity of 16 kayakers and their five guides who braved the cold weather and paddled up Rices Creek on Dec. 10 for the one-day-only price of a donated toy to the “Toys for Tots” program..."
Complete story: Star News
Entry contributed by www.paddling.net.

"War Machine"
"You’d be forgiven for thinking that that very little has happened in the world of canoe innovation, and even with the craft itself, since maritime history began. But you’d be wrong. Breakthroughs in canoe design and construction techniques over the years that have resulted in leaps in the utility, elegance, durability, build-ability and popularity of our much-loved vessel. By far, the strangest source of canoe innovation in modern times has been war. It’s been responsible for the strong and steady growth in canoeing of all kinds since WWII..."
Complete story: Canoe Roots
Entry contributed by www.rapidmedia.com.

"Two drown in canoe mishap" (Franklin, NC)
"A man and boy drowned after falling into the lake from a capsized canoe, Wildlife Resources Commission spokesman Geoff Cantrell said. The incident happened Friday at the remote lake in Macon County. The two victims were among four people in the canoe when it overturned.  Two people survived. No one in the canoe was wearing a life jacket..."
Complete story: Citizen-Times
Entry contributed by John Rich.

"Pair plans to row across Atlantic to fund boathouse on Buffalo Bayou" (Houston, TX)
"Members of the Rice University rowing team hit the water of Buffalo Bayou as early as 5:30 a.m.  In September, they built a dock on North York. Using shipping containers and welding equipment, they also erected a crude - and cheap - storage shed for their boats, oars and other equipment. To help raise funds, Matson, 30, and Alviar, 29, hope to participate in the 2015 Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge - a 2,700 mile rowboat race across the Atlantic Ocean..."
Complete story: Chronicle
Entry contributed by John Rich.

"43rd Annual Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta" (Houston, TX)
Registration is open for the Buffalo Bayou Regatta on March 7th... 
Registration page: Buffalo Bayou Partnership
Entry contributed by John Rich.