To the editor:
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Isle Royale and Keweenaw Parks Association's annual meeting events, held for the first time in October to capitalize on the fall colors. Although the weather wasn't exactly cooperative, not to mention the last-minute venue change necessitated by the government shutdown, more than 40 people attended Bill Rose's talk, "Growing Geoheritage Tourism in the Keweenaw." On Saturday afternoon, 66 people learned about "The Life of a Lake: the Geologic and Human History of the Keweenaw Waterway" from Bill Rose and Larry Lankton as they cruised to the North Entry aboard the Isle Royale Queen IV. It was a successful fundraiser for IRKPA, thanks to the speakers, the planning committee, the Kilpela family and crew of the Isle Royale Line of Copper Harbor, the Keweenaw Heritage Center at St. Anne's, the National Park Service, the many businesses and organizations who helped spread the word, and the hardy souls who turned out for the events. Your support helps IRKPA support our national parks.