LL Community

At the core of whitewater paddling is the community that is ever present on and off the river. Here at liquidlogic, we feel lucky to be connected to the history and passion for paddling in our area and we strive to contribute to the community outside of paddlesports as well. Below you will find a list of places, organizations and events we support.

The Green River

The Green was first run in its entirety in 1988. Since that time, the community of paddlers who have journeyed to and made Western North Carolina their home have put whitewater kayaking in the collective consciousness of Asheville, Hendersonville, and Saluda North Carolina. The list of phenomenal paddlers who have honed their skills on this river is a whos who of paddling elite. Those of us who call the Green our home are lucky enough to have 250 + days a year of paddling on challenging whitewater through the protected wilderness of the Green River Gamelands.

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The Green Race

Though it is one of the most coveted prizes in whitewater paddling, it has attracted 100s of competitors through the years to whom it represents a more personal challenge. For most, it’s about simply posting their time. The calendar year in this neck of the woods starts and ends with the first Saturday in November when the Green River community comes together to celebrate our love for this river. More info on the Green Race here… http://greenrace.amongstit.com/

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Living Wage Certified

We are a certified living wage employer. We feel that paying a “living wage” for full time work is a standard that helps not only our employees but the local economy as well. To learn more about living wage certification visit the Just Economics website by clicking the image below.

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American Whitewater

We support American Whitewater, which is a national non-profit organization (Non-profit # 23-7083760) 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. To learn more about American Whitewater and how you can lend your support, click the image below.
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Jerry’s Baddle

Jerry’s Baddle is a dual sport race that began in 2006 to honor a good friend, Jerry Beckwith, who had been diagnosed with ALS. The race was born out of a desire to keep his spirit and passion alive by raising money to help fight the disease that took his life and to foster the community he loved. Click the image for more info on how you can support Jerry’s Baddle.

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Outdoor Gear Builders

Outdoor Gear Builders (OGB) of Western North Carolina is a spirited network of gear-making companies based in the outdoor mecca of WNC, organized to form a creative, inclusive and supportive space to encourage each other and new business. To learn more about outdoor gear builders select the image shown below.

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Green River Access Fund

The Green River Access Fund is a non-profit organization with a mission of maintaining access to the Green River. For more information on how you can support the fund and get your Green Key, click on the image below.

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The Green River Games

The Games are a multi-sport competition and outdoor festival based around the infamous Green River Gorge. Biking, kayaking, running, stand up paddling, and beer…what could be better? The event and the permits secured have paved the way for new user groups to build and enjoy trails on these beautiful public lands as well as continue to raise awareness for the Green River Gamelands. To learn more about the event and how you can participate, select the image below.

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