“Canoes are unobtrusive; they don’t storm the natural world or ride over it, but drift upon it as part of its own silence.”
— John Graves, Goodbye to a River
- Top Ten River Safety Tips
- Know Before You Go
- Participants’ Preparedness and Responsibility
- Common River Hazards
- International Scale of River Difficulty
- Safety and Training 5-Part Print Package
- Glossary of Canoeing Terminology
- Paddler Organizations
- AWA Safety Code and I-VI River Rating System
- Boater Education – TPWD
- Texas River Guide – TPWD
Legal River Access in Texas
- Overview of Texas Laws of Stream Navigation – Joe Riddell
- If A River Runs Through It, What Law Applies?
- Waters of the United States Update 2021 – AgriLife.org
- TRPA Philosophy on Public River Recreation
- Water Safety Act – TPWD
Sustainability and Conservation
- Your Remarkable Riparian, Sky Jones-Lewey, R.I.P.
- Water In Texas, An Introduction – Andrew Sansom
- Video: Why Creeks Act the Way They Do – Ricky Linex on Riparian Management
- Texas Riparian Association
- What is ‘One Water’?
- ‘One Water’ in the Texas Hill Country
- Texas Stream Team, Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring
- Texas Waters Specialist, TPWD Program
- The River Cycle. Springs, Creeks, Rivers, Estuaries and Bays
- Report Fish Kills and Spills to TPWD (KAST)
- 24-hour Hotline: 512-389-4848
Water Conservation and Wastewater Management
- Wastewater Basics by David Price, P.E.
- So, How Much Do You Want to Know About Sewage Treatment?
- Resources for Engineers and Developers
- Resources for Landowners
The nature of river recreation is such that injuries sometimes occur in remote areas afar from medical help. We encourage paddlers to learn safety and self-rescue techniques. In paddle sports, there exist an inherent risk of injury and even death. While probability may be low, it is nonetheless a good idea to be prepared so that swift action can be taken to prevent or reduce the extent of injuries and even prevent death. Learn CPR and first aid. Make good decisions while on the water and in camp. Have fun.
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