Quiet Water Symposium March 3

Published 6:49 pm Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Michigan Maritime Museum of South Haven supports the creation of handcrafted and historic watercraft, which is one of the main focal points of the symposium. At this year's show, it will have information on a wide range of museum activities, including boat building classes.

The 17th annual Quiet Water Symposium on Saturday at the Michigan State University Pavilion includes presentations on outdoor activities such as canoeing, camping, hiking and general outdoor skills.

Along with these seminars will be interactive displays manned by enthusiasts and experts on topics such as wooden boat building, camp cooking, cycling, kayaking and protecting watersheds and environment. Vendors will be available with the right gear or classes with which to get the proper start.

The Quiet Water Symposium celebrates nonmotorized outdoor recreation and a shared concern for the Great Lakes environment.

High fuel prices and ecological concerns have increased the interest in non-powered outdoor sports.

This has spurred the sales of canoes, kayaks and sailing vessels as well as bicycles and other human-powered conveyances.

The 2012 Quiet Water Symposium will continue to focus on these areas as it has done since 1996.  For more information on the Quiet Water Symposium visit www.quietwatersymposium.org.