Sunday, February 14, 2010

Quiet Water Symposium

15th Annual Quiet Water Symposium 
 Non-motorized outdoor recreational enthusiasts come together sharing
equipment, concerns, opportunities, adventures and experiences.

I've been going this event for many years and I learn new stuff every year.
The inter-action among the crowd, vendors, displays, & speakers is magical.
If you enjoy being outside, clear this calendar day for some indoor networking.

Date:..........  Saturday March 6, 2010
Location:    The Pavilion for Livestock and Agriculture Education
.....................(Farm Lane, south of Mt Hope - on the campus of MSU - Lansing,MI)
Time:.......    9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Admission:..Adults $8.00  -  under 12  Free


The Symposium has a wide range of exhibits on the show floor.
Everything under the sun is featured from clubs, nature centers,
handcrafted canoe/kayak, trails for biking, hiking and paddling,
conservation groups, outfitters and liveries, along with a wide variety
of outdoor oriented retailers as well.

Beautiful hand-built canoes, kayaks, rowing craft, outdoor gear.  Antique and
restored classic canoes, traditional snowshoes, bicycles - and more.

Paddling Adventures - Recreational Clubs - Paddling safety, instruction and skills
Model Boat Painting - Flint Knapping, etc., etc.
Watershed groups - Red Cedar Flyfishers - Environmental Groups -Nature Centers

Wooden canoe re-canvassing - Fly tying - Outdoor and Traditional Skills

Cliff Jacobson, Doc Fletcher, Gary and Joanie McGuffin, Eric Hansen,
Emma and Richard Bailey, Phil Cotton, Jonathan Morgan, Wendy Watson,
Jonathan Ahlbrand, Chad Cottom, Sara Waters, Gil Cramer, Allen Demming,
Randall Thoreson, Cal Lamoreaux, etc., etc.
Michigan State University and the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
are the gracious hosts of it all. (ANR Week) continues to be one of the largest
events of its kind in the nation. ANR Week 2010 provides a wide-variety of topics
in areas such as agriculture, horticulture, and natural resources,
i.e. Quiet Water Symposium, Michigan Wildflower Conference,
Growing of Michigan’s Organic Future, etc., etc.
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