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About NOR

The NOR Story »
NOR began operations by mailing Currents magazine

Why Believe NOR Literature »
NOR distributes its literature to the public, lawyers and government agencies

Our Mission and Vision »
To educate the public about public rights on rivers

How NOR Works for You »
We inform government agencies, landowners, and the public

Help NOR Grow »
Want to be active in helping advance the mission of public rights to use rivers?

NOR Directors »
The present NOR directors are seeking additional directors to serve on the national Board of Directors.

Learn More About River Law

River Law Fact Or Fiction »
Does a landowner's property deed include the river

On-River Conflicts »
Conflicts will often arise when you are using rivers in controversy

Why You Need the eBook Public Rights on Rivers »
Public rights are routinely ignored, disregarded, and denied

Frequently Asked Questions »
FAQs about federal law regarding public ownership, use, and conservation of rivers

Why River Rights? »
NOR is the organization that focuses on achieving public-trust ownership of rivers, conserving rivers through public-trust ownership, and ensuring the public's legal rights to enjoy rivers

Links to Other Outdoor Organizations

Kayak & Canoe Clubs

Allegheny River Competitive Paddlers - The Allegheny River Competitive Paddlers club is for canoeists and kayakers wishing to improve their paddling technique, speed, and endurance. Based in northwestern Pennsylvania, associated with many of the United States Canoe Association's top paddlers.

American Packrafting Association  - The American Packrafting Association represents the packrafting community to promote conservation, safety, education, and access.

Blue Ridge Voyageurs - The Blue Ridge Voyageurs are a voluntary association of experienced whitewater paddlers located in the Washington DC area.

Bow Waters Canoe Club - Club located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Chesapeake Paddlers Association (CPA) - Offers many diversified activities and benefits providing a way for people to safely enjoy sea kayaking within the Chesapeake Bay region.

Dallas Down River Club - If you'd like to make new friends who share your love of paddling, or want to learn a new river sport, then join us.

East Coast Paddlers 

Hackensack River Canoe and Kayak Club - Founded by a handful of paddlers to promote the conservation of the Hackensack River and Meadowlands through paddling, membership has grown to over 400 and activities stretch across several states.

Hoosier Canoe and Kayak Club (HCC) - A common adventure organization for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy paddlesports, camping, wildlife and friendship.

Keel-haulers Canoe Club - Keel-Haulers Canoe Club, Inc. is a loose organization of some 400 families from the Northeast Ohio area who share a common interest in the out-doors in general, and boating in particular.

Leage of Northwest Whitewater Racers - The League is an organization of northwest boaters devoted to promoting slalom and downriver racing in the Pacific Northwest.

Lehigh Valley Kayak & Canoe Club - Offers training, trips, socials and opportunities to improve and enhance rivers in and around Pennsylvania.

Lower Columbia Canoe Club - A whitewater and moving water paddling club based in Portland, Oregon.

North East Wisconsin Paddlers - North East Wisconsin Paddlers organization formed to promote safe paddle sports activities and skill development in northeast Wisconsin.

Oregon Kayak & Canoe Club (OKCC) - A group of boaters in the Portland area who have joined together to pursue a common interest in whitewater boating.

Ozark Wilderness Waterways Club - The Ozark Wilderness Waterways Club was organized in 1956 by families who had been canoeing together on Ozark streams, and felt that some effort was needed to help preserve those streams.  The club now has approximately 100 family and individual members.

Paddle Adventures Unlimited 

Philadelphia Canoe Club (PCC) - An active paddling community encompassing all canoing, kayaking, flat water and whitewater paddling (and more) with over 100 years of history and experience.

Wasatch Mountain Club - The Wasatch Mountain Club is an outdoor recreation club for adults based out of Salt Lake City.

Other Conservation Organizations

Columbia Riverkeeper - To protect and restore the water quality of the Columbia River and all life connected to it, from the headwaters to the Pacific Ocean. We engage with a diverse group of agencies, Tribes, businesses, and grassroots organizations to protect and restore the Columbia River Watershed. Columbia Riverkeeper is part of the Waterkeeper Alliance, which is led by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Friends of the Cacapon River - To preserve, protect, and promote the environmental health and scenic character of the Cacapon River and its watershed. (They also have an article that uses NOR's information about public ownership of rivers in West Virginia).

Friends of the River- Protects and restores California rivers by influencing public policy and inspiring citizen action.

Illinois Paddling Council (IPC) -  Dedicated to promoting the safe enjoyment of all phases of canoeing and kayaking in Illinois, to assure access to the state's waters and to protect and preserve the natural resources within the state.

Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association (TSRA) - A volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation, protection and restoration of the scenic, free-flowing rivers of Tennessee.

Allegheny Aquatic Alliance - A nonprofit devoted to water protection and restoring the watersheds of Western Pennsylvania to their natural state.

Instructional Groups

Whitewater Learning Center of Georgia - A consortium of Georgia-based American Canoe Association-certified canoe, kayak, and paddle board instructors.

Canoeman River Guide Services

Canoeman River Guide Services - Providing complete guide services to scouting organizations, church and school groups, private groups and corporate team-building clients since 2000

RIGS Adventure CO - “Southwest Colorado’s finest Fly Shop, Fly Fishing & Rafting Trips.”

the folding boat companyThe Folding Boat Company - Offers an all-purpose, 18 pound, frame-in-skin, folding boat that you can take anywhere and assemble in just 4-5 minutes.

SlayFest Fishing Company - A Colorado-grown company that strives to bring you innovative designs on high quality apparel. 

Other river information sites

Riverlorian - River Books, Maps & Programs by Riverlorian and Author Jerry Hay

southwest paddlersSouthwest Paddler - Online outdoor recreation guide for Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Utah rivers since 1997.

Utah Rivers - A free place where Utah whitewater lovers can talk about rivers, meet new people, plan trips, etc...



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