CORPORATE SPONSORS, GOVERNMENT/FOUNDATION GRANTS AND PUBLIC DONATIONS NEEDED!

2017 was a banner year for the AKA. We were able to assist with multiple organizations both charitable and Corporate, to help better their causes. However, in order for us to continue our services, we need your help!
Together we can make a difference in protecting the future of our world’s most precious resource; WATER!

Checkout our Member/ Sponsorship link above for more details:
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American Kayaking Association is a 501(c)(3) organization [EIN: 81-3954265]. That means your gift is tax-deductible. We receive high ratings from charity watchdog groups, which means your donation goes even further in protecting and conserving your rivers. These donations will also allow the AKA to widen its reach through both education and volunteer work.

With a small donation of just $10, you will help us save lives today, not years from now. Because of your donations, you will help us by improving our quality of life through cleaner, safer watersheds, and is 100% tax-deductible.

CURRENT PROJECTS

American Kayaking Association introduces the NATIONAL ADOPT-A-RIVER PROGRAM

American Kayaking Association introduces the NATIONAL ADOPT-A-RIVER PROGRAM

The AKA is working to develop a National Adopt-A-River Program, and will start by adopting the Big Walnut Creek located here in Central, Ohio.

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NATIONAL PADDLE SPORTS SAFETY PROTOCOL

NATIONAL PADDLE SPORTS SAFETY PROTOCOL

As the paddling community continues to grow in staggering numbers, kayaking as a sport is lacking the necessary guidelines

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American Kayaking Association National Adopt-A-River Program

In partnership with American Rivers

Why adopt a river?

As with many, this too is a good question? To put things in perspective, imagine the world’s water supply fitting into a gallon bucket, and out of that gallon, ONLY a 1 teaspoon of that water, would equate to the fresh water supply we rely on for life’s existence. Knowing this, how precious is that teaspoon of water, now?

“We do not own the earth; we are its caretakers. We have a responsibility towards it. There was a time when we were so few that the earth could absorb and correct almost any mistake we made. But no more. Our power and influence is too great now. If we refuse to take care of the earth, or do a shoddy job of it, the effects of our mistakes will eventually come back to haunt us.” – Tom Brown Jr. from his field guide, Living with the Earth

If you want to get involved in your community and become an American Kayaking Association’s River Ambassador, the next steps are as simple as clicking this link.

MISSION STATEMENT

Accelerate America’s growing passion for paddle sports and transform the paddling community into an educated and connected, conservation-based culture of stewardship for our most precious resource;  Water.

VISION

Create and maintain safe access points and provide clear passage of all America’s waterways through environmental stewardship, education and activism to create opportunities for all people to celebrate our country’s expansive network of aquatic natural resources.

Additionally, we are blessed to be able to work with and therefore serve the Adaptive Paddling Community, by offering full access to all aspect of paddle sports.

Registering to become a member of the American Kayaking Association is totally FREE, so register now!n i
​Please join our growing community today so that our numbers can be heard! United we stand, divided we fall!

Make Your Gift Monthly

Monthly donations are processed automatically and help reduce costs. That allows an even greater percentage of your gift to go towards helping rivers and wildlife. If you choose to make this a monthly gift, your donation would occur on the 20th.​

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Everybody Paddles!
 
The AKA is dedicated to providing FREE all-inclusive programs & opportunities to all persons in the community by eliminating barriers to participation. 
 
We will use your donation as a platform to launch this campaign. It us our goal to raise enough funding to offer paddle sports safety education programming across the country. 
 

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