NH AMC PADDLERS
Welcome to New Hampshire Appalachian Mountain Club Paddling.
Paddling on rivers, lakes, ponds, estuaries, and coasts throughout New England,
we offer organized trips, courses, instruction, and great fun for canoeists and
kayakers of all experience levels. Come paddle with us!
Bring your boat or rent ours. Most trips are Free and Open to all!
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NHAMC Paddlers is the paddling committee of the AMC New Hampshire Chapter
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Paddling Committee Report for 2012
The Paddlers started 2012 with the acquisition of ten kayaks and a trailer for their transport, to initiate a Family Paddle Program as part of Vision 2020. Over the course of the summer, there were at least a dozen events held to introduce families with children to kayaking (and canoeing) on the flat-waters of New Hampshire. Children under the age of eighteen paddled for free. We were delighted with the response to our first year of this program.
The whitewater season was abysmal, due to weather and water. More Kayakers than Canoeists attended our Annual Whitewater School, which was a first. Our boat rentals were down this year. Fortunately, the Wednesday Night Paddle program was very successful, and helped take the edge off the loss of rental revenues of the whitewater season.
We participated in several community events, including the spring Fish and Game Show, the Duck Race for the Manchester Womens Community Health Center, and a paddle for the Merrimack Fisheries. We also helped with the Mighty Merrimack Swim by keeping swimmers in their lanes, sponsored by the Merrimack River Watershed Council. The Paddlers also helped with the annual Souhegan River Cleanup at the beginning of June, sponsored by the Souhegan Watershed Council.
Denise Hurt has proposed a new trash removal project for the rivers of New Hampshire. She has researched this activity with a gentleman who collects massive amounts of trash every time he paddles. We are hoping the club will supply the funds for this idea.
The Paddlers purchased a new whitewater canoe, an Outrage 13, for use/rental. We also sponsored a group of canoeists who attended a Class 3 whitewater program at Zoar in the Berkshires.
The Paddlers First Aid and CPR courses are being offered in the coming months. Water Safety and a rolling clinic have been offered this summer. We are looking forward to an influx of new members on the Paddlers Committee, bringing some fresh thoughts and ideas to the club.
Sally Leonard, Co-Chair