Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The NW Creeking Competition would like to thank  all the Sponsors who have once again come on board to support our event.

- Next Adventure  www.nextadventure.net
- Ninkasi Brewery  www.ninkasibrewing.com
- Alder Creek canoe & Kayak  www.aldecreek.com
- Sink Spots  www.sinkspots.org
- Go Pro  www.gopro.com
- Neosport  www.neosportusa.com
- Immersion Research  www.immersionresearch.com
- Kayak Shed  www.kayakshed.com
- Oregon Rafting Team  www.oregonraftingteam.com

Thanks Guys!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Volcano Country Wild Rivers

Paddlers and Competitors
  The Volcano Country Wild Rivers, NWCC, and American Whitewater need your support. Please take a look and support the conservation of our wild rivers!



Washington’s legendary volcanoes — Mount St. Helens, Mount Rainier and Mount Adams — are the source of wild, free-flowing rivers that rush through deep gorges and basalt canyons on their way to the Columbia River. Rivers such as the Lewis, Cispus and Green provide clean water, important fish and wildlife habitat, and outstanding recreational experiences. Yet hundreds of miles of these and other Volcano Country rivers have no permanent protection from new dams, hardrock mining such as the copper mine proposed recently in the Green River valley, and other threats.
The Volcano Country Wild Rivers Coalition is leading an effort to protect 200 miles of rivers and streams in Southwest Washington’s “Volcano Country” under the federal Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Wild and Scenic River designation - the strongest protection a river can receive - will permanently protect the free-flowing character, water quality and special ecological, cultural and recreational values of these rivers.
The Volcano Country Wild Rivers Coalition is working to build support for our proposal from a wide array of stakeholders, including local elected officials, Tribes, hunters and anglers, local businesses, conservation and recreation groups, and the general public.
Volcano Country Wild Rivers Coalition
American Rivers
American Whitewater
Clark Skamania Flyfishers
Gifford Pinchot Task Force
Loo Wit Group – Sierra Club
Lower Columbia Canoe Club
Native Fish Society
Vancouver Wildlife League
Washington Council of Trout Unlimited
Washington Trails Association
Washington Wilderness Coalition

Contact: Volcano Country Wild Rivers Coalition, PO Box 822273 Vancouver, WA 98682

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

            Northwest Creeking Competition Our Roots

History: 

The Northwest Creeking Competition formerly known as the Canyon Creek Race was started to preserve and save the scenic lower stretch of Canyon Creek WA from hydro electric development.Today the NWCC is a weekend long whitewater festival with courses on both Canyon Creek and The East Fork Lewis River and every April kayakers from all over the West come to the scenic Washington state to celebrate the river life!

Timeline: 
-1990’s, the race started in the early 90’s and continued under the Oregon Cup series till early
2000
-2000 saw a thriving event with an abundance of sponsors and competitors.
-But by 2006 the combination of low attendance and inadequate water levels seemed to be
bring the CC race to a halt.
-In 2007 a group of community paddlers came together hoping to re-ignite a race on Canyon
Creek and the “Northwest Creeking Competition” was born. 2007 proved to be a record year
with perfect flows, warm temps and record attendance.
-But then in 2009 Canyon Creek suffered a catastrophic landslide forcing the NWCC to change
its venue. The race was moved to the Sunset Falls section on the East Fork Lewis R. just a
short distance from its original location.
-2012, today the NWCC is a thriving 2 day event and one of the biggest races in the country!
The event boasts 2 amazing race courses on both the E.F. Lewis R. and Canyon Creek. The
event headquarters is set at scenic Sunset Falls Campground where participants can enjoy
a great view of racers negotiating beautiful Sunset Falls, enjoy a great BBQ, music, and a all
around fun time! Day two competitors head over to Canyon Creek to challenge themselves on
one of the best race courses in the nation!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sponsors!

Sponsor page done! Thanks to all our past and future partners! We couldn't do it with out you.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Videos have been posted to our video page. Click "NWCC TV!" to see videos from past years!

Photos coming soon!

~luke

2012 NW Creeking Competition

 Welcome to the new NWCC site. We hope you find it informative and useful! Please feel free to browse our site for more info on this year's event.

  Don't forget to visit our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/nwcreekcomp and support us by clicking the "Like" button!

See you in April
NWCC