Meadows Center to host book signing for Bob Spain's 'Canoeing Guide'
Posted by Jayme Blaschke
Office of Media Relations
June 4, 2018
SAN MARCOS – Premiere paddler and Texas Canoe Racing Hall of Famer Bob Spain will be signing copies of his new book, Bob Spain's Canoeing Guide and Favorite Texas Paddling Trails, on Friday, June 8 at The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University.
The signing, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 6 p.m. following the check-in for the 56th Annual Texas Water Safari.
Spain is a certified canoe instructor and renowned competitive paddler who helped establish the Texas Paddling Trail program. He was inducted into the Texas Canoe Racing Hall of Fame and continues to compete in canoe races in Texas and around the country, including the grueling Texas Water Safari.
Bob Spain's Canoeing Guide and Favorite Texas Paddling Trails is the latest addition to the River Books, a series published by Texas A&M University Press and sponsored by The Meadows Center. This 23-book collection illustrates strategies and diverse approaches to river conservation and management.
About The Meadows Center
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University was named following a generous gift from The Meadows Foundation in August 2012. The Meadows Center inspires research, innovation and leadership that ensures clean, abundant water for the environment and all humanity, and is led by Executive Director Andrew Sansom, Ph.D.
About Texas State University
Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,694 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 184,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world. Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system.