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NRS LEAD Ambassadors
NRS is shifting the focus of our athlete ambassador program to prioritize community engagement and activism. We’re also introducing a new group of influential changemakers in the paddling community—the NRS LEAD Ambassadors. LEAD stands for Leaders in Environment, Access and Diversity. Meet our inaugural class of LEAD ambassadors and learn more about their work now.Learn more »
Eat Your Heart Out: Reflections on Dutch Oven Cooking and Lineage » As K.M. Collins floats the Rogue on her first trip of the season, she reflects on her lineage and the Dutch oven cooking she has planned..
Returning to Canoe Expeditions on the Spey River » After more than a year of self-isolation, Amber Maslen reunites with her paddling crew for a canoe expedition on Scotland's Spey River.
FLOWSTATE S2, Ep2: Skolai Creek » Over six days, Brendan Wells and his crew hopscotch between runnable rapids and massive, unrunnable waterfalls on Skolai Creek.
When Dreams Become Reality (TV) on China's Detian Waterfalls » Asked to kayak in a Chinese reality TV show, Nick Troutman gets the chance to run Detian Waterfalls, a drop he's been dreaming of for years.
Meet the NRS LEAD Ambassadors » As we’ve gotten to know our LEAD Ambassadors more, we wanted to share their stories and the powerful work they’re doing in their communities.
FLOWSTATE S2, Ep1: Devil’s Canyon » Episode 1: Devil’s Canyon, a Class V gorge on the Susitna River, where at high flows, the crew faces burly portages and burlier rapids.
Paddling with Pops: Tyler and Bill's Grand Adventure » Rare is the day a son gets to paddle the Grand Canyon beside his father. So rare, in fact, it took Tyler Bradt 30 years to make it happen.
The Rannoch Crossing: Preparing for an Open Canoe Expedition » Crossing the Rannoch Loch is a picturesque adventure, perfect for social media. But it takes more than scrolling to plan a canoe expedition.
Decision » A short film from our friends at Werner shares the story of wild Alaska shorelines, a remote lighthouse and the ongoing problem of marine debris.
About NRS: Northwest River Supplies
In 1972, with only $2,000 in his personal savings, Bill Parks started Northwest River Supplies with one mission: to help others raft. 42 years later, Bill sold NRS to its employees. Today, the 100% employee-owned business strives to continue Bill’s legacy helping people pursue passions on the water. At our Moscow, Idaho headquarters you’ll find passionate water-lovers just like you, from rafters to whitewater kayakers, sea kayakers to stand up paddlers, kayak anglers to fly fishermen. Our lives, and livelihoods, are drawn to water.