Happy New Year! The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 4th. We will be making plans for a paddling weekend on Silver River in Ocala, FL and a second body of water (option of paddling at Suwannee River State Park or Wakulla River).
Lower Fish River Cleanup - February 11, 2017 -
Join the Weeks Bay Foundation and Thompson Engineering for a fun day paddling and
getting the trash out of lower Fish River. We will meet at the Fish River boat ramp at 10am and the Thompson Barge will shuttle folks and their boats upstream.At the end of the day, you can paddle back down or
hitch a ride back on the trash barge!
For more information, or to sign up, call 251-990-5004 or email
Battle on the Bayou VIII - March 18th, 2017 for more info: http://battleonthebayou.com/
Paddle Bayou Lafourche - March 23-26 - A 52 mile, 4 day adventure (or you can choose to paddle however many days you wish). For more info: http://paddling.btnep.org/PaddleHome.aspx
Silver River Paddle/Camp Florida 2- day trip - April 1& 2, 2017 MBCKC will paddle Silver River on April 1st and camp in Suwannee River State Park that night (camping is optional & limited, you may overnight where you choose). Paddlers have 2 options on Sunday, April 2nd - Paddle Suwannee River or drive to Wakulla River in St. Marks, FL and do an approximately 4.5 mile trip there before heading home. MUST contact Tracy if you plan to attend. firstname.lastname@example.org
Silver River is in Marion County, FL and runs to the West of Ocala National Forrest. The river, which is regarded as being in pristine condition and fed by Silver Springs, flows through undeveloped woodland . The water is crystal clear and takes on a silvery hue, thus the name.Wildlife abounds and includes many types of turtles, alligator, anhinga, cormorant, white ibis, limpkin, wood ducks, several different types of heron and more! Rhesus monkeys have lived in the Ocala Forrest since they were accidentally released in the 1930's and now they thrive. There are over 100 troops and they like to come down to the water's edge to watch the paddlers!