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Adventuresport Institute Completes Successful Savage River Release Season

Posted: 09/07/2014
by Charlie Walbridge

American Whitewater congratulates the Garrett College Adventuresport Institute for managing another successful season of Savage River whitewater releases. The river, which hosted the 1989 World Slalom and Whitewater Championships, offers five miles of very continuous Class III-IV whitewater that's a joy to paddle. Program Director Mike Mike Logsden and other Garrett College personnel  worked with the Upper Potomac River Commission, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, NewPage, G&S Coal, Savage River State Forest and Garrett College to make it possible for hundreds of paddlers to enjoy the river three times in 2014. They arranged parking, shuttle service, put-in and take-out access, release of liability for the stake-holders, and the removal of dangerous river debris. Takeout procedures this year were re-designed to avoid a dangerous road crossing. All expenses related to the shuttle service, registration of private boaters and strainer removal was paid by donations from participating boaters. If you enjoyed yourself, send a brief thank you to michael.logsdon@garrettcollege.edu

Charles Walbridge
Bruceton Mills, WV