Richard (Dick) Weinkauf

June 20, 1930 – June 3, 2003

Our founder Dick Weinkauf tragically died in a tractor accident on June 3, 2003. Dick was truly a gentle man with a passion for the protection of all fresh waters. As an environmentalist, he had a genuine and heartfelt love of the rivers and fresh waters. He spent much of his time crusading for “clean water protection”; to protect and nurture these waters for future generations.

Prior to his disability and move to the Brazos River, Dick had been involved with electrical engineering. As founder of Dick’s Place, he worked hard to please his customers and himself. The appreciation and loyalty of his canoe customers confirmed his achievements. He will be missed.