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Lake Oswego Access Fight Lingers On 
Last month, the Oregon Supreme Court returned, to a lower court, a case that pits recreationists against property owners in Lake Oswego. The recreationists want the right to use the lake’s waters; the landowners want the lake itself treated as private property, barring the public. The Oregonian investigates the numerous facets of the situation: https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2019/08/oregon-supreme-court-doesnt-rule-on-central-question-is-oswego-lake-private-or-must-it-be-open-to-all.html

New Access on the John Day River
Newly purchased public lands on the John Day River, in Eastern Oregon, offer the public a variety of recreation opportunities, including a new public access point adjacent to Thirtymile Creek. The Statesman Journal has more: https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2019/08/23/oregon-john-day-river-rafting-access-clarno-cottonwood-canyon-public-land/2085984001/

Collapsing Glacier Drenches Kayakers 
Some paddlers in Alaska got a little too close to a glacier as it collapsed. They ended up with some thrilling video, but encountered significant peril in the process. The BBC provides the footage: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-49389883/we-survived-collapsing-glacier-soaks-kayakers