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  • 03 Oct 2019 9:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    You can now support the BWA when you order everyday items off of Please consider making the Bluegrass Wildwater Association your charitable organization at this link:

    After choosing us, just go to anytime you make a purchase, and donates 0.5% back to the BWA, at no additional cost to you! It may not sound like a lot, but it all adds up, and we can use it to get more folks on the river!

  • 31 Aug 2018 1:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Bluegrass Wildwater Association, Inc is excited to announce a partnership with! BWA members now receive a 15% discount (some exclusions apply) and have access to a personal Backcountry Gearhead.  Our Gearhead, Will O’Keefe, can provide gear recommendations, answer questions about items on the site, and get you stoked to get on the water. Contact Will directly for assistance with anything Backcountry related and to receive your discount. When contacting Will, please be sure to mention your BWA membership and include a photo of your membership card because these exclusive perks are not available to everyone!”

    You Can Access Your Membership Card On Your Profile

    See Example Membership Card Below

    Backcountry Gearhead Contact Information 

    Will O' Keefe


    Direct Line: (801) 619-7473

    Will is an awesome guy who is very knowledgeable about paddle sports….ask him about his recent trip to the Alpine Section of the Snake or the super sweet week long float on the Main Fork of the Salmon!

  • 03 Jan 2018 12:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Early registration is open so grab your tickets online and save some cabbage. Online tickets are $20. Tickets at the door are $25. Ticket includes admission for Friday night and Saturday night, as well as beer and a raffle ticket. Early registration tickets available at Last day for early registration is February 11th, 2018.

  • 10 Jan 2011 10:28 AM | Anonymous member
    Volunteer to help setup, run, and clean-up after the National Paddling Film Festival, Feb 25-26.   See the sign-up here.
  • 02 Feb 2010 9:23 AM | Anonymous member

    Getting unwanted emails from the AW Forums?  You can turn off all emails by going to My Account, Forum Settings, Edit Email Settings, and set the "Enable automatic group emails" control to "Off."

    Timestamps on forum postings look incorrect?   Go to My Account, Forum Settings, Forum Settings, and set the "User-Timezone" and the "DST currently active" controls to match your timezone and the current daylight savings time situation.

  • 21 Jan 2010 9:31 AM | Anonymous member
    The annual spring beginner's clinic is set for May 15th and 16th at Big South Fork.  Details and student registration forms are now available on the Calendar.   Volunteer sign-ups will be on the forums at a later date.
  • 21 Jan 2010 9:24 AM | Anonymous member
    Volunteer to help setup, run, and clean-up after the National Paddling Film Festival, Feb 26-27, on the BWA-Speak Forum.
  • 07 Dec 2009 2:39 PM | Anonymous member

    There are a couple of ways to handle family members if you have a family membership.

    1. Create a separate directory entry for them - Wild Apricot has a concept of bundled memberships. The person who signs up for a family membership is designated the Bundle Administrator.  In their profile entry, you can add Bundle Members.  Bundle Members will have their own entry in the directory and log-on capability, get emails sent out by the system, everything a regular member gets, except maybe renewal notices.  Since we entered most people into the database, there are a couple of places where we chose one person over another as the Bundle Adminstrator, but we can change that.   This is the way to handle memberships that have independently active boaters in the household.
    2. List them under your entry - we have a free form field where you can add their names.  This is the way to handle most children, uninterested significant others, pets, or whatever.
  • 06 Dec 2009 6:47 PM | Anonymous member

    The BWA Wild Apricot Site (this site) is up and running.  To see the member directory, the handbook, or any other members-only content, you'll need to log onto the site.  Most members won't have a password unless you've joined in the last couple of weeks.  You'll have to hit the Forgot Password link.  The system will send out an email with instructions on how to set your password - make sure you use the email id that would have been in old the handbooks, or one that you gave Heather recently.

    To view or change your directory entry, use the View Profile link. You are encouraged to upload a photo of yourself when you are updating your entry.  Please use a "head shot" type photo - its hard to see faces in wide panoramic shots.  You can create a photo album under your profile if you want to add other pictures.

    If you have any questions, or comments, let me or Heather know.

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