11903947_10207515758674985_2217087822749406455_nStand Up Paddle The World, made the front page of the “Charleston Gazette-Mail” the main newspaper from the capital of West Virginia.  Story is here: http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20150810/GZ01/150819975/1419

A Stand Up Paddle First—Picking on a Banjo.

From the print edition of the “Alton Telegraph” in Alton, Illinois. You can view the movie of this trip here

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An incredible Standup Paddle Board adventure on the Mississippi River from Alton Illinois to the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. A trip through the large locks in Alton, and great conversation with fisherman at the notorious “Chain of Rocks”. All the while on the lookout for Flying Asian Carp.

Millions of dead Tilapia, dried-up animals everywhere, and a community that time forgot–this is the Salton Sea! The people and community make this desert wasteland in California one of the most unique and wonderful places on earth!

An unforgettable Standup Paddle adventure along Antelope and Egg Islands on the Great Salt Lake in Utah.

A SUP adventure through Ebey and Steamboat Slough in Marysville and Everett, Washington. Trip took place on March 15, 2014.

The Commencement Bay Nearshore/Tideflats (CB/NT) Superfund site is located in Tacoma, Washington at the southern end of Puget Sound. EPA placed the site on the Superfund National Priorities List in 1983 after discovering widespread contamination.. The Hylebos waterway contains a toxic blanket of sediment contaminated with PCBs, PAHs, arsenic, hexachlorobenzene, hexachlorobutadiene, and other organics and metals. The contamination is from several industries established in the late 1800s, including chemical manufacturing plants, scrap metal recycling, log transfer facilities, and shipbuilding. The Port of Tacoma worked to extend the Hylebos Waterway in the 1960s to a three mile-long waterway, 200 feet wide. Today, 167 acres of the 285-acre area that makes up the Hylebos Waterway requires cleanup.

A memorial standup paddle in honor of my late brother Ron Kirk who loved the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead.

Ship Graveyard. Jetty Island, Everett, Washington

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