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Naked Goddess Guide to Swimming the Universe

April 14, 2017
Naked Goddess Guide to Swimming the Universe
 
by the High Priestess
With the March equinox comes a rare balance between dark and light, day and night, forbidden and indulgent. As spring arrives new beginnings are illuminated, if not fabricated, and we bid farewell to the past.
Not only is March the month of beginning (Aries) and ending (Pisces) on our cosmic calendar, but our Goddess Venus is also going retrograde! ...

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Swimming Around the World - Paris

October 30, 2018
HAP Instigator and River Hugger, Janie Malloy was lucky enough to join fellow open water swimming mavericks, Laurence Dalbou and Sophie Apnee in a surreptitious swim in the Canal de l'Ourcq, Pantin. Laurence carries a portable ladder in her swim bag, in order to get in and out of the water. You see, open water swimming in Paris is technically forbidden, and we could have been arrested. The renderings of the Seine show ...

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HAPpy People - Enda Grogan

October 30, 2018
 
Q:  So, Enda, I hear you’re from Ireland. Have you always been a swimmer? 
Like most kids, my parents signed me up for swimming lessons from an early age. Other sporting commitments took precedence so I drifted away, only swimming casually in my teens. I started back three years ago and have had the bug ever since. 
Q:  What international swims ...

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Ringleader wins ASLA Tom McCall Award

October 30, 2018
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has announced the winners of its 2018 Recognition Awards. Selected as winner of the Tom McCall Award is our intrepid leader, Willie Levenson! Major kudos to our Captain!
ASLA stated, “With his leadership, Willie Levenson and HAP set out to raise awareness of the river and ultimately inspire ‘a City in love with its river,’ leading to widespread stewardship ...

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Adapting to “The New Norm”

September 1, 2018

Unhealthy air, a warming planet, Harmful Algae Blooms…we’ve been getting the memos and dire calls to action since our childhood. Now the writing is on the wall. It’s actually way beyond the wall - the signs are everywhere.
 
What do these messages say to you and how does it make you feel?
 
Once upon a time before science had an explanation for everything, humans feared and revered Mother ...

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Ross Island Lagoon - Harmful Algae Bloom - A Solvable Problem

September 1, 2018
 
Have you been curious why a Harmful Algae Bloom (HAB) has developed in Ross Island Lagoon the last four summers in downtown Portland? Good news is there’s a surprisingly simple solution to this problem.
 
Why are these blooms happening?
It is very unusual for a Harmful Algae Bloom (HAB) to form on a river. Typically HABs need three things to thrive: little to no water circulation (why ...

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