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American Whitewater at the North Fork Championships 2019!

Posted: 06/10/2019
by Thomas O'Keefe

Come join us at the North Fork Championship this weekend. Pacific Northwest Stewardship Director Thomas O'Keefe, Communications Director Evan Stafford, and Board Member Megi Morishita will be out for the event.

The North Fork Championship is a great event that celebrates our sport and a reminder that the North Fork Payette was once proposed for hydropower development. A group of paddlers and river advocates fought to save this river. Through their efforts, Idaho Rivers United was born and in 1991 Idaho Governor Cecil Andrus signed the first version of the Payette River Plan, protecting the Payette River system from new dams and hydropower development. 

The action starts Tuesday evening (6/11) , 6pm at Payette Brewing in Boise with the NFC Wild Rivers Symposium which will feature speakers on river conservation issues, some entertainment, and food and drink.

Thursday evening (6/13) come on down to the Whitewater Awards at the Egyptian Theater in Boise (doors open at 5:30 and showtime is 6:30). We're always anxious to see who is recognized as the River Steward of the Year.

Later in the week while racers prepare for the big event, we'll be at the North Fork Championship Festival in Crouch on Friday evening at the American Whitewater tent where you can learn about local and national river conservation issues and take action to protect the places we all love.

After the World Champion Finals on Saturday (6/15), we'll be at the North Fork Championship Awards Ceremony and party at the park in Crouch. If you missed us Friday, we'll still have the tent set up with opportunities for you to take action, grab some American Whitewater literature, or buy a t-shirt.

Thomas O'Keefe
3537 NE 87th St.
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: 425-417-9012