The Quiet Water Society is pleased to announce the 20th Annual Quiet Water Symposium at the Michigan State University Pavilion on Saturday, March 7, 2015.
For two decades outdoor oriented Michiganders have met on the campus of Michigan State University to celebrate non-motorized outdoor recreation and a shared concern for the Great Lakes environment.
As a key part of MSU’s ANR week, last year nearly 2,500 people from all parts of North America attended this annual event. The 20th annual Quiet Water Symposium program will feature seminars on outdoor activities such as paddle sports, cycling, fishing, hiking and camping.
Noted authors and outdoor experts such as Canada’s “Happy Camper” Kevin Callan, Cliff Jacobson and Michigan’s own Doc Fletcher will entertain and inform. In addition to these seminars there will be interactive displays manned by knowledgeable enthusiasts and experts on topics such as wooden boat building, camp cooking, cycling, kayaking, sailing, protecting our watersheds and environment. The exhibition hall will also feature many vendors and outfitters all available to help in choosing the right gear, adventure location or classes with which to get the proper start.
Ecological and personal health concerns have increased the interest in non-powered outdoor sports. This has spurred the use of canoes, kayaks and sailing vessels as well as bicycles and other “Green” human-powered conveyances. The 2015 Quiet Water Symposium will continue to focus on these areas and on conservation as it has done since 1996. For more information and to purchase tickets for the Quiet Water Symposium visit www.quietwatersymposium.org or the Quiet Water Symposium page on Facebook.
The 2015 Symposium will feature additional presentations by Gary & Linda DeKock (Kayaking the Mississippi, Source to Sea), Jim DuFresne (Touring Alaska) and Mike Link & Kate Crowley (Circle tour Lake Superior). Boat building and restoration demonstrations given by Mackinaw Watercraft’s Allen Deming and by Gil Cramer from the Wooden Canoe Shop are anticipated for 2015. Other exhibits of interest highlighting sailing clubs, cycling, outfitters, fishing demonstrations and many environmental groups are also planned for 2012.