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Watch for the opening of the on-line store in 2013, bringing you the gear and apparel you need for outdoor recreation activities.

A clean environment is important for enjoyment of nature. Below are links to current environmental action projects. Please submit information for other activities so that they can be promoted here. Additional info can be found HERE.

2015 River Cleanups

Feb 28 - Mulberry (AR)
Feb 28 - Middle Fork White (AR)
Mar 7 - San Marcos (TX)
Mar 8 - Colorado River (TX)
Apr 11 - Brazos (TX)
Apr 25 - East Fork White (AR)
May 2 - Medina (TX)
May 17 - Crooked Creek (AR)
Jul 25 - Upper Guadalupe (TX)
Jul 26 - Gunnison (CO)
Aug 2 & 3 - Colorado (CO)
Aug 8 - Colorado (CO)
Sep 5 - Frio (TX)
Sep 10 - Trinity (TX)
Sep 10 - Lake Travis (TX)
Sep 13 - Lower Guad/Comal (TX)
Sep 22 - Oklahoma (OK)
Oct 25 - West Fork Trinity (TX)

TRPA Cleanups

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This quarter's article is about how training alone will not always suffice when something happens that is not expected. Being prepared means also being prepared for that unforeseen. Read the article

Each month, one river will be featured to highlight its attraction as a destination for outdoor recreation enthusiasts. This month's featured river is Texas' Lower Pecos River between Pandale Crossing and Seminole Canyon State Park. Click HERE to read about this month's special river.

The Rio Grande has been the lifeblood of the valleys and civilizations it flowed through for more than 3,000 years. As cities and farms suck it dry and a warming climate makes it evaporate faster, the river's future has never been more uncertain. Reporter Colin McDonald and photojournalist Erich Schlegel are traveling the length of the Rio Grande, interviewing those who depend on and control it, taking photos and videos, and cataloging the chemistry and biology of the river from the Rocky Mountains to the Gulf of Mexico.

For details about this expedition please visit Disappearing Rio Grande

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I would like to gratefully acknowledge many friends and fellow paddlers who, over the years, have made direct or indirect contributions to my knowledge about paddling and the rivers where we play. This acknowledgement is not complete, and I apologize to anybody whose name is omitted, but who deserves credit. Darin Bird, Jerry Johnson, Ken "Hollywood" Lock, Wendall Lyons, Perry Humphrey, Tom Goynes, Lee Deviney, Dwayne TeGrutenhaus, John Vanness, Ben and Cindy Fruehauf, Steve King, Tony Smith, Bob Narramore, Charles Edwards, Rich Grayson, Tom Jenkins and William Baldwin.