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Geologist to help interpret paddle points in 2014
Posted by shari on October 21st, 2013
Retired UW-Madison professor of geology Dave Mickelson and his wife Vin will join Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Parkway and North East Wisconsin Paddlers (NEWP) for some of 2014 Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Paddles. Dave will serve as their paddling geology interpreter, adding an additional heritage element to the paddles that he participates in.
Not only will both organizations learn what questions the public have, and what they don’t know about Wisconsin geology, but Dave will also be preparing a preliminary “strip map” with content related to geology that will include what geological features boaters can see from the river for the river segments we paddle next year.
This will be a good start towards a comprehensive set of maps detailing history, geology and “sites of interest” paddle points all along the waterway. The Parkway and NEWP look forward to working with Professor Dave Mickelson and Vin in 2014, as Dave will add a deeper interpretation and understanding of the geology of the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers. Please make sure you say “Hi” to them if you see them at a 2014 paddle event. Dave is known by his university students for his red hat with white polka dots.