We have had the pleasure of printing apparel for the Southeast chapter of American Whitewater for many years. Here is their mission statement, from their website:
Founded in 1954, American Whitewater is a national non-profit organization with a mission “to conserve and restore America’s whitewater resources and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely.” American Whitewater is a membership organization representing a broad diversity of individual whitewater enthusiasts, river conservationists, and more than 100 local paddling club affiliates across America. The organization is the primary advocate for the preservation and protection of whitewater rivers throughout the United States, and connects the interests of human-powered recreational river users with ecological and science-based data to achieve the goals within its mission.
This year, we were asked to create a shirt design to celebrate their work in the removal of “derelict” dams across the country (For example, here is an article from 2010, detailing the process of removing the Dillsboro Dam, on the Tuckaseegee River). The shirt design is below. Click on any of the images to enlarge.