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  • 05.18.24 – 08.24.24

    Carlisle, PA, USA

    Conodoguinet Creek Watershed Association Creek Cleanups
  • 06.08.24 – 09.04.24

    Placerville, CA, USA

    Nugget Race Sereis
  • 07.08.24 – 07.31.24

    Bryans Road, MD, USA

    Level 3: Coastal Kayaking Skills Course
  • 07.20.24 – 07.23.24

    Arlington, VA, USA

    Level 2: Essentials of Kayak Touring Instructor Certification Workshop (IDW/ICE)
  • 07.22.24 – 07.22.24

    Mayo Beach, Mayo, MD, USA

    Level 2: Essentials of Kayak Touring Trip Leader Skills Course
  • 07.22.24 – 07.22.24

    Portland Paddle, Cutter Street, Portland, ME, USA

    East End Race Series #4
  • 07.24.24 – 07.24.24

    Blue Ridge, GA, USA

    Paddle Georgia 2024 Toccoa River Adventure
  • 07.24.24 – 07.26.24

    Lake George, CO, USA

    Level 1: Introduction to Canoeing Instructor Certification Workshop (IDW/ICE)

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