The Quiet Water Society is pleased to announce the date for our 23rd Annual Quiet Water Symposium. In the nearly quarter of a century of promoting non-motorized outdoor recreation, the Quiet Water Society has never had an easier or more interesting time.
We will feature over 200 exhibits, speakers and demonstrations at the MSU Pavilion and is attended by over 2,800 attendees. The March 3rd event will feature presentations by noted travel writers, Jim DuFresne and Kevin Callan; the dean of outdoor writers, Cliff Jacobson; as well as several other notable speakers.
One of the historic highpoints of the Quiet Water Symposium is celebrating the giving of the Verlen Kruger Award. This honor is given annually to a person (or persons) who has supported and promoted paddle sports along with water conservation, education, or history in Michigan. The recipient of this award receives a commemorative paddle, and a brick on which the date and the name of the recipient is engraved. A duplicate brick will be added to the walkway around the Verlen Kruger Memorial located by the Grand River in Portland, Michigan.