The Adobe Whitewater Club of New Mexico is a boating community dedicated to:

  1. Encouraging and supporting recreational paddling opportunities for our members both within and outside the state of New Mexico.
  2. Giving voice to our membership on issues which affect our boating community.
  3. Providing a social network so our members can find others to boat with.
  4. Promoting safety through education and training.
  5. Developing and building skills through classes and individual instruction.
  6. Practicing environmental stewardship of our waterways for those who come after us.
  7. Organizing group trips and outings for those members who enjoy boating in the company of others.
  8. Maintaining monthly social meetings for those who want to eat and continue to tell stories off the water.
  9. Most of all, our goal is to have FUN!

Benefits of Membership

Monthly Programs – Though our meetings are open to the public, the structure of organization supports the planning and advertising of these and other programs.  See our Programs page for the variety of past and future programs.

Clinics – We offer annual clinics to make new friends and improve your boating skills. Membership in AWC is required to take a clinic.  ACA (American Canoe Association) event insurance is required unless you are an ACA member.

Pool Sessions – Check the Pool Sessions page for schedule in Albuquerque, Farmington, Los Alamos and Santa Fe.  Practice your roll in calm water, meet other boaters, try others’ boats, get some exercise.

Member Newsletters – Get notices of meetings, clinics and other events.

Input on Boating Issues – Perhaps our most critical task, AWC has represented the boating community for some time.  In the early to mid 90′s, we were involved in the Rio Grande Management plan, representing the voice of the private boaters.  We were involved with the Pecos when the Forest Service proposed to close it to boating in 2003. We’ve been involved with the recreational releases on the Chama and continue to stay involved with discussions about proposed changes to improve the ecosystem on the Chama. We were involved with the San Juan-Chama diversion at Alameda.

Retailer Gear Discounts – AWC Members get discounts with our partner organizations, such as 10% off at Four Corners Riversports in Durango.

Rental Equipment – At this time, AWC rents its Katadyn water filter and a rescue kit.

Library of Videos/Books

Instructors – Available to work with members, run clinics and pool sessions

Networking for Trips and Advice – Priceless!

AWC Board of Directors (2017)

President:  Russell Cooper

Vice President:  Scott Carpenter

Treasurer:  Chad Morris

Secretary:  Adam Hill

Member and Webmaster:  Tom Fort

Member:  Therese Dorwart

Member:  Jessica Sunderland

Member:  Scott Burchfield

Member:  Bart Harvey

Member:  Corey Spoores

Education Coordinator:  Donna Koechner