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Ohiopyle Falls Festival Moved Sept 15

Posted: 09/03/2007
by Mark Singleton

AW Over the Falls Ohiopyle Falls Festival and Access Update
Festival September 15, 2007

The Festival this year will be a one-day event with a number of activities scheduled:

Over the Falls Race and Freestyle Event
Practice Runs
How to Run a Waterfall Clinic
“The Upstream World Championships held on the Lower Yough and sponsored by Wilderness Voyageurs
Silent Auction
Town Party with live band 706 Union
Falls Under Lights

For additional information, registration and updates see: www.FallsRace.com

We need plenty of Help! Volunteers will get discounts and T-shirts.

We have submitted a number of proposals to the Bureau of State Parks and had a number of conversations with Ohiopyle State Park. After some positive conversations in 2006 we were disappointed with the Bureau of State Parks response to our proposals. After subsequent proposals and conversations the Park has agreed to let area outfitters who wish to participate in a specific program allowing access to Ohiopyle Falls. The details are still being worked out but paddlers will have access to the Falls by contacting participating outfitters after the details are worked out. We hope to have these details soon.

In addition the Bureau of State Parks just had a meeting on private boater access for 2008. We are helping Ohiopyle State Park submit a history and new plan for 2008 that will be reviewed by the new Director of the Bureau of State Parks. Ohiopyle State Park is optimistic that we can have a plan for private boaters for 2008 for additional access. We hope to have some sort of an announcement by our Festival date.

The registration forms for the running the falls and volunteer registration forms are on the above web site. We will also have information about the Outfitters falls access program on our web site as soon is we get the details.

This is another small step toward our ultimate goal of opening up the Falls to responsible public use. We can assure you that we will continue to pursuer our ultimate goal of unlimited access. Your participation in the above events is a way of showing Park Management that falls running is not a stunt, but rather a challenging component of whitewater sports.

Thank you!
AW Ohiopyle Access Committee
Barry Adams 412-242-4562
Bj2adams@juno.com
American Whitewater
Mark Singleton
PO Box 1540
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Phone: 828-586-1930
Fax: 828-586-2840


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