When it comes to stewardship, the ACA doesn't often come to mind.  The ACA has a grant program that works with local clubs for river conservation efforts.  The GBCC (Greater Baltimore Canoe Club) was a major beneficiary and used the money to clean-up a section of the Patapsco River.  More clubs should take advantage of this great program which is cosponsored by LL Bean.  The ACA works with very closely with the American Whitewater Association to ensure access to our favorite streams.  The ACA is also a strong lobbying organization for recreational paddlers and to keep our rivers/waterways clean and enjoyable for years to come.