Register for Iowa Project AWARE

We’re excited that you want to volunteer with us for this year’s Iowa Project AWARE. Please register individually for each person in your party who is attending.
Please keep in mind that this event is first come, first served, and if registration fills up you may not be able to join us for the river cleanup.
The event is subject to change if environmental conditions are too dangerous.

Project AWARE Registration Form

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Grants and sponsorships fund this event, and these applications often ask if employees support the event. While submitting your employment information is completely voluntary, doing so may help sustain Project AWARE in the future.
If you are bringing a tandem canoe, but you wish to paddle solo, select Solo Canoe. If you plan to paddle with a partner, select Canoe
Life jacket use is mandatory on AWARE. Make sure your PFD is appropriately sized. Orange "keyhole" PFDs will be available if you check "No." These are uncomfortable and must be worn on AWARE.
For detailed shuttle information, please visit the Project AWARE website - www.iowaprojectaware.org

RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY

This Release and Waiver of Liability and Youth Participation Agreement (the “Release”) is executed by the “Volunteer” (indicated below)  in favor of the State of Iowa, N-Compass, Inc., The University of Iowa, Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Board of Regents-State of Iowa, Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, and any federal, state, county, city, nonprofit organization or other agencies, canoe outfitter, partners, landowners, volunteers, participants, coordinators, sponsors, and any of the assigns, officers, servants, agents and employees of the aforementioned persons and entities (hereinafter referred to as “Releasees”). The Volunteer and/or the Volunteer’s minor child(ren) desires to participate on Iowa Project AWARE as a volunteer and to engage in any and all activities available on Iowa Project AWARE, including but not limited to river paddling, portaging, swimming, whitewater rafting, tubing, floating, hiking, riding in vehicles, attending presentations and seminars, picking up, hauling, loading, unloading, and transporting trash and debris, and any other activities available on Iowa Project AWARE (collectively the “Activities”). Any minor children of Volunteer may be referred to as “Child” or “Children.” The Volunteer hereby freely, voluntarily, and without duress executes this Release for the Volunteer’s self and for his/her personal representatives, heirs, Children, relatives, and next of kin (collectively “Kin”) agrees to the following terms:

Release, Waiver, and Indemnity: Volunteer agrees and does hereby, for himself/herself and his/her Kin, release, forever discharge, covenant not to sue, indemnify, and hold harmless the Releasees from any and all liability, claims, causes of action, judgments, awards, losses, attorney fees, expert fees, costs, expenses, and demands of whatever kind or nature, based in tort, contract, statutory or otherwise, either in law or in equity, relating to or arising out of Volunteer’s or his/her Kin’s Activities. Volunteer, for himself/herself and on behalf of his/her Kin, hereby expressly and specifically assumes full responsibility for all risks related to or arising out of the Activities.

Volunteer, for himself/herself and his/her Kin, understands and agrees that this Release discharges the Releasees from any and all liability, claims, causes of action, judgments, awards, losses, and demands that the Volunteer and his/her Kin may have or obtain against Releasees, including but not limited to those related to or arising out of bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death, or property damage that may result from Volunteer’s or Kin’s Activities, whether caused in whole or in part by the negligence or recklessness of the Releasees. Volunteer and his/her Kin also understand and agree that Releasees do not have any responsibility for or obligation to provide any assistance to Volunteer or his/her Kin, including but not limited to financial, medical, health, disability, long-term care, short-term care, or insurance, in the case of any injury, illness, event, omission, or incident.

Good Samaritan Release: In the event any Releasee renders any first aid, treatment, help, support, or service (collectively “Help”) to Volunteer or his/her Kin or in the event any Releasee fails or refuses to render any such Help, then Volunteer and his/her Kin do hereby release and forever discharge the Releasees from any liability, claims, causes of action, judgments, awards, losses, and demands which relate to or arise from any such Help or lack of Help. This provision is intended to protect Releasees from any Good Samaritan actions or omissions, and this Release shall be interpreted and construed consistently with such intent.

Assumption of the Risk: The Volunteer understands that the Activities may include activities that are hazardous to the Volunteer or his/her Kin, including but not limited to river cleanup, loading and unloading, transportation, paddling, camping, and any other activities, The Volunteer understands that he/she and his/her Kin always have the right to refuse to perform any Activity.

 Insurance: The Volunteer understands and agrees that Releasees do not carry or maintain any insurance coverage (health, medical, disability, otherwise) for any Volunteer. Each Volunteer and his/her Kin is expected and encouraged to obtain his/her own insurance coverage.

 Photographic Release: Volunteer and his/her Kin do hereby grant and convey unto N-Compass, Inc. all right, title, and interest in any and all photographic images and video or audio recordings made by N-Compass, Inc. during the Volunteer’s and his/her Kin’s Activities, including but not limited to any royalties, proceeds, or other benefits derived from such photographs or recordings.

Other: Volunteer and his/her Kin agree that this Release is and is intended to be as broad and inclusive in favor of Releasees as permitted by the laws of the State of Iowa, and this Release shall be interpreted and construed consistently with such intent. This Release shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Iowa, excluding conflict of law principles that would result in application of the laws of any state other than Iowa. Volunteer and his/her Kin agree that venue of any court proceeding related to or arising out of Iowa Project AWARE, any Activities, or this Release shall be brought only in a court located in the State of Iowa. Volunteer and his/her Kin agree that in the event that any clause or provision of this Release shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions of this Release shall continue to be enforceable.

Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) are required to be worn at all times for any Activities involving or related to water. Children require appropriately-sized PFDs. It is the responsibility of the Volunteer and his/her Kin to supply and furnish their own PFDs, and Releasees shall not supply or furnish any PFDs.

All Volunteers and his/her Kin must portage around all dams, obstacles, and obstructions.

Parents/legal guardians and/or authorized adult companions of children under 18 years of age will be solely responsible for the child’s safety. By signing below, any parent/legal guardian of a minor agrees to the terms and conditions of this Release, and authorizes the designated legal adult named below to be responsible for the minor.

If paddling a multi-passenger vessel, all minors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a legal adult in said vessel. If paddling a vessel solo, all minors under the age of 16 must be within visual sight of their parent/legal guardian or authorized adult companion.

All Volunteers must adhere to the following code of ethics. 1) Volunteers must request permission from landowners to access private property; 2) Volunteers must offer explanations of who we are and what we are doing; 3) Volunteers must respect property owners’ rights and do not harm private property; 4) Volunteers take complete responsibility for their personal safety.

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YOUTH PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT

Youth Participation: Volunteer and his/her Kin agree to the following: Volunteer and any Authorized Adult Companion are familiar with the Activity and have been provided an opportunity to ask questions about the Activity; Volunteer and/or the Authorized Adult Companion shall direct the Children to follow all instructions provided by N-Compass, Inc. or other designated persons/entities of the Activity at all times while participating in the Activity; Volunteer and/or any Authorized Adult Companion shall direct the Children to maintain contact with the Activity group and/or leader at all times; Volunteer and/or the Authorized Adult Companion shall ensure the Children are dressed and equipped appropriately for the weather and conditions of the Activity; Volunteer and/or any Authorized Adult Companion shall be responsible to supervise the Children at all times during the Activity; Volunteer and/or any Authorized Adult Companion has the right to excuse the Children from performing or participating in any Activity; Participation in some and/or all Activity poses some known and inherent dangers to everyone, and in particular to the Children, including but not limited to bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death, or property damage; some and/or all Activity is particularly dangerous due it occurring in moving water and removing trash and debris, such as, for example, drowning, cutting or abrading skin, and exposure to toxins; Volunteer and/or any Authorized Adult Companion must ensure that any Children must wear a personal flotation device approved by the U.S. Coast Guard and rated for the individual Children at any time the Children are on or in any water, canoe or kayak; and Volunteer and/or any Authorized Adult Companion must ensure that any Children do not trespass on private property and do not touch or handle hazardous materials, trash, or debris; Volunteer and/or any Authorized Adult Companion authorize N-Compass, Inc. to provide or seek any medical treatment or service for the Children in connection with the Children’s participation in the Activity; and Volunteer and/or any Authorized Adult Companion agree that N-Compass, Inc. shall have all right, title, and interest in any and all photographic images and video or audio recordings of the Children made by N-Compass, Inc. during the Children’s participation in the Activity, including but not limited to any royalties, proceeds, or other benefits derived from such photographs or recordings. Volunteer identifies the following individual(s), who are at least 18 years of age, as the Authorized Adult Companion(s) for the Children, (write “Not Applicable” if there is no Authorized Adult Companion):

I “Parent/Guardian” (identified below) authorize the “Volunteer” (identified above) to be accompained on the trip by “Authorized Adult Companion” (identified below).

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REGISTRATION FEES

Registration Fees

You’ll pay:

  • $10 if you’re joining us on Sunday
  • $5 American Canoe Association (ACA) Waiver Fee

The amount you’ll pay for the other days depends on how early you register:

  • Presale registration (by April 1): $25/day
  • Early bird registration (by May 15): $30/day
  • Regular registration (by June 15): $35/day
  • Late registration (after June 15): $45/day

Refunds

Deadline for refunds is June 15. A 10% processing fee will be applied to all cancellation requests.