Posts Categorized: Recreation

Bob Rothrock on verde river 2013

I Used to Miss My Raft



Today’s post is by guest blogger Bob Rothrock, Board Member with Friends of Verde River Greenway, advocate for the Verde River and organizes river experiences on the Verde River for friends and the public.



My inflatable kayak was rigged and in the water except for the bow. I stepped into the cockpit, pivoted and sat in one motion, sliding free from the shore. “On the river again. Just can’t wait to get on…” was a tune that came to mind. Another Verde River trip begins with less than a day’s notice. Decide. Go. Enjoy. Read more…

wendy mcdermott, nooksack river

Free August Webinar: Making the Case for Conservation and Recreation – The Upper Nooksack Recreation Plan

Join us on Tuesday, August 23 at 1 p.m. ET to learn about the collaborative effort to create the Upper Nooksack River Recreation Plan. Stemming from efforts to protect the Upper Nooksack through Wild & Scenic River designation, the plan provides recommendations for non-motorized recreation and protection of its natural and cultural values. Webinar participants will learn to how initiate multi-stakeholder, cross-jurisdictional collaborative planning; the basics of Wild & Scenic River designation and perceptions about their management; and methods of fostering community engagement in recreation management. Read more…

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Take Me (and the kids) To The River

Today’s post is a guest blog co-authored by Dan Omasta, Director of River Restoration Adventures for Tomorrow, and Neal Schwieterman, who resides in Paonia, CO with his wife and daughter.  He is a retired police officer and recently retired as Mayor of Paonia. He continues to inspire youth through kayaking and is looking to start his 3rd career. River Restoration Adventures for Tomorrow is a grant recipient of the Connecting Communities to Rivers Grant Program. 

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Call for Applications: 2017 RTCA Technical Assistance Program


The National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) staff is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2017 assistance program to help communities plan to improve parks, establish trails and access rivers. The National Park Service works with local leaders to build partnerships and engage their communities to carry out outdoor recreation and natural resource conservation projects. Read more…