Monday, March 8, 2010

The Topologist in front of his display at the QWS

This is daughter Karen posting. What a great picture of The Topologist, Jim Woodruff, standing in front of his display. It's like a traveling library of river and canoe lore - only he wrote half the books in it!

Thanks to Project Lakewell for the photo.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Charlie Parmalee is 2010 Verlen Kruger Award winner

The Topologist with 2010 Verlen Kruger Award winner Charlie Parmalee

The Verlen Kruger Award is given annually to a person who has supported and promoted conservation and paddle sports in Michigan. 

I'm proud of my "ulitimate son" Charlie. Prestigious award, well deserved.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Quiet Water Symposium Saturday March 6 at MSU Pavilion

At last year's Quiet Water Symposium

The Quiet Water Symposium runs from 9 to 6 on Saturday at the MSU Pavilion off Mt Hope Road at the South end of the MSU campus (out in the farms). I will have an exhibit of my stuff. Son Jim will be displaying his new Bell Rob Roy 15 canoe with an exhibit on the history of the Rob Roy (circa 1865) which I have prepared. Erik Vosteen and Kevin Finney will be nearby with their elm bark and whitewood dugout canoes. Signed copies of Kit Lane's "Grand" are being given to thank financial backers of Grand River Expedition 2010. If they have any left they will be selling them at the QWS.