Fly Fishing Expands Presence at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2013

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Outdoor Summer MarketSan Juan Capistrano, CA – Outdoor Retailer Summer Market and Open Air Demo 2013 will see an increase in fly fishing market representation. In response to growing interest and demand from the industry, a variety of new fly fishing focused exhibit areas, venues and programs will be featured at the event in Salt Lake City in August.

The Conservation Alliance Breakfast to Feature Speaker Cheryl Strayed

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Cheryl StrayedBend, OR – The Conservation Alliance Breakfast at the upcoming 2013 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market will feature speaker Cheryl Strayed, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, Wild. The breakfast will be on January 24, from 7:00-8:50 A.M. at The Marriott in Salt Lake City, and will be open to the public.

The Conservation Alliance will also feature a review of the grants the organization gave out during Summer 2012, as well as the successes the funding has helped achieve. For more information, see this document.

Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face Unifies Freeride, Freeskiing and Snowboarding World Tours

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Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face 2013Lausanne, Switzerland/Salt Lake City, UT – The 2013 Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face will unify riders and champions across the globe from last winter’s Swatch Freeride World Tour, Freeskiing World Tour and The North Face Masters of Snowboarding. With the new unified calendar and partnership with ABS as the tour’s official air bag system, the tour will kick off on January 7, 2013 at Revelstoke, Canada. Watch the tour teaser trailer below.

PaddleExpo Shows Growth in Global Attendance

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Nuremberg, Germany – Formerly known as “Kanumesse,” the PaddleExpo international paddlesports trade show held its tenth annual event in September with international representation growing to 86 percent of exhibitor attendance. Overall attendance also grew to 1,464 attendees, four percent more than in 2011.

Exhibitors from the United States accounted for the largest percentage of international exhibitors at 25 percent, followed by the United Kingdom with 15 percent.

Many newer exhibitors came representing the growing stand-up paddle category, which made its third appearance at the event as a show-within-a-show called “SUP Expo.” Kayak fishing boats and inflatables of all kinds also represent a growing segment at the show.

Teva and Warren Miller Entertainment Team Up

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Lifty CollectionThe launch of Teva’s new Lifty Collection of winter boots kicks off in tandem with Warren Miller Entertainment’s October 19 premiere and North American tour of their 63rd annual feature film, Flow State.

The Chair 5 for men and the Jordanelle for women from the new collection will be given away to winners at the premiere events. Film guests are also invited to upload personal event photos to Instagram where Teva will pick a winning photo from each night to award a free pair of Chair 5 or Jordanelle boots.

Magellan Partners with Peter Potterfield to Promote Hiking Book

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classic hikes of north americaMagellan has partnered with adventure author and photographer Peter Potterfield for a photo slideshow tour at REI stores across the country where he will present the images from his new book, Classic Hikes of North America. Potterfield will also discuss need-to-know information for hikers and the Magellan Explorist Outdoor GPS receiver. The free presentations will take place from October to December.

Early Bird Registration Now Open for OR Winter Market 2013

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OR winter marketOnline registration is now open for retail, designer, independent reps and distributor attendees of the Outdoor Retailer (OR) Winter Market 2013, set for January 23-26 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. The All Mountain Demo takes place on January 22.

To reduce waste, badges will not be mailed to attendees prior to the show. Registration confirmation can be printed at home or loaded on a smartphone and will be used to print badges onsite at multiple entrances.

40th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act

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EPAThis year marks the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the primary federal law governing water pollution in the United States. The EPA has set up various outlets for communication on clean water in conjunction with the milestone: Facebook, Twitter (@EPAwater and #cleanwater) and the Greenversations blog with entries from EPA officials.

Throughout 2012, EPA’s Watershed Academy will offer free webinars on different aspects of the Clean Water Act. In the DC area, non-profit Below the Surface in partnership with the EPA, the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Geological Survey invited people to come paddle the Anacostia to celebrate.

NBS Specialty Outdoor Trade Event Changes Dates

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Buying Group, Nation's Best Sports (NBS), has moved the date of the NBS Specialty Outdoor Market from its usual June date to July 17-19 for the upcoming year. The event will continue to be held at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX and will service the camping, paddle sports and water sports categories. The location includes access to Lady Bird Lake and its surrounding hiking trails, where attendees can demo new products.

For more information, contact Stuart Snow, Director of Member Services at 800-379-0155 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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