CLUB MEETINGS ARE HELD THE FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH (Excluding December, January and February) AT THE

5 RIVERS DELTA RESOURCE CENTER (map) AT 7PM. SEE THE POSTS BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS!

To post information to this website or for further information about this website, just ask Tracy at tracy@thelannies.us
Current Club Coordinator: Tracy Lannie
MBCKC would like to express our appreciation to 5 Rivers and it's staff for all they do.

Disclaimer: This site provides general information & links on topics of paddling. Paddlesports can pose serious risks of damage to personal property & serious bodily injury including permanent disability & death. Anyone participanting in any MBCKC event or participating in any event mentioned on this website does so at their own risk and agrees to hold MBCKC harmless from any liability as a result of such participation or use of information contained herein.

Monday, August 05, 2019

October Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 1st, at 7pm in the Longleaf Room of the Delta Hall/Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.

September Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 3rd, at 7pm in the Longleaf Room of Delta Hall at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.


Events

Sept 21st 8am - noon   -  32nd Annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup  
Go out and help "get the trash out of the splash!"  For cleanup zones in your area go to:  https://alabamacoastalcleanup.com/cleanupzones/

One of the cleanup zones is Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.  It is a "canoe and kayak ONLY cleanup zone".

Also, MBCKC Club Coordinator Tracy Lannie is the zone captain for the Bayou La Batre area.  If you would like to help in this area, contact Tracy at 463-4233

October 5th 9am - 11am  -  Apple Snail Roundup 


Mobile Baykeeper will host an Apple Snail Roundup at Langan Park on Saturday, October 5 9am-11am. Apple Snails are an invasive species that destroy habitat by eating vegetation along streams and river banks. They reproduce at an alarming rate and are able to survive our mild winters. Volunteers will help find and capture adult and juvenile apple snails, as well as remove apple snail eggs. Volunteers with canoes, kayaks, or small boats are a huge plus! Please wear comfortable clothes that you do not mind getting a little dirty. Cleanup tools, safety items, and drinks are provided. For more info: https://www.mobilebaykeeper.org/


August Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 6th, at 7pm in the Longleaf Room of Delta Hall at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.

Monday, June 03, 2019

July Meeting
We will meet on Tuesday, July 2, at 7pm in the Longleaf Room.   Five Rivers.

June Meeting
The next meeting will be on Tuesday, June 4th at 7pm in the Longleaf Room of Delta Hall at Five Rivers. 


Events
August 3rd - Weeks Bay Pelican Paddle  for more info:  https://weeksbay.org/events/pelican-paddle/

Monday, May 06, 2019

May Meeting

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 7 at 7pm in the Longleaf Room at Five Rivers

Friday, November 16, 2018

2019 Meetings - IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT 
Five Rivers is getting a complete overhaul of their HVAC system in all buildings, so they will not be able to host any meetings or events during January and February. Also,  they will not host any meetings on March 5th due to Mardi Gras.  Rather than trying to reschedule, I have opted to cancel the March meeting and resume monthly meetings in April.  The next meeting will be April 2, 2019 at 7pm.  See you then.  Safe paddling!


December Meeting
In celebration of Christmas and the year end, we will have our annual pot-luck during our regular monthly meeting on December 4th at 7pm in the Longleaf room of Delta Hall / Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.  Everyone is welcome.  I (Tracy) will bring a covered dish to share and all the paper products.   Everyone should bring a covered dish or snack to share and their own drinks (non-alcoholic).   Everyone is welcome!

During our meeting, we will make plans for next year's meetings, and we will have a  mini-slideshow presentation and are seeking volunteers from someone who is interested in giving a presentation/slideshow.  If you are interested in presenting, contract Tracy at tracy@thelannies.us.

Sunday, November 04, 2018

November Meeting
The next meeting will be Tuesday, November 6th at 7pm - Longleaf Room of Delta Hall, Five Rivers Resource Center.

Friday, July 20, 2018

October Meeting
The next meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2nd in the Longleaf Room of Delta Hall at Five Rivers. We will share our paddle tales, make announcements on topics that pertain to the local paddling community, and have a mini-slideshow presentation.   Everyone welcome!

Volunteers Needed:
Message from Amy Mayo:  
Hi Kayakers! We are currently in need of additional volunteer Water Safety Kayakers for the 3rd annual Tri-the-Gulf triathlon on October 20th from 6 a.m. to around 9:00 a.m. Your role would be to serve as an on the water rest-stop for swimmers who may need to stop and catch their breath. A custom-designed volunteer T-shirt is included as well as entry to the after party with lots of food and beer🍺 ! So, if you have a few hours to spare on the aforementioned date, I would LOVE to hear from you. Please text or call me directly at 251-490-1892, message me on FB or email me at amymayo@outlook.com. AND, please register as a volunteer by clicking on the following link:
https://trithegulf.racesonline.com/volunteer
We sincerely appreciate any help we can get!! IF YOU READ THIS LENGTHY POST, WE NEED YOU! 👌🏻😉 Please feel free to ask me any further questions and thank you, in advance, for your consideration!

September Meeting
September's meeting has been canceled.  Out next meeting will be on October 2nd. The next meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in the Longleaf Room of Delta Hall at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center. 


Paddles
canceled due to weather forecast: Saturday, September 1 - Fish River Paddle:  Meet at Big Daddy’s at 9am Saturday, September 1, 2018.  We’ll paddle upstream (and soon be in the no wake zone) for a couple hours then return.  Optional lunch at  Big Daddy’s.  Call Nancy Ward with questions, 251-990-5575.  (Leave a message if not answer and your call will be returned)

Saturday, Sept 8 - Byrnes Lake Paddle - Jared of MBCKC and Gulf Coast Kayakers is paddling Byrnes Lake:
Saturday, September 8, 2018
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Byrnes Lake Landing Byrnes Lake Road - Bay Minette
Details
Leisurely paddle out Byrnes Lake, maybe cross the Tensaw to the Gravine Island sand point, and back. Bring water, snacks, PFD, etc...
As always subject to cancellation due to weather conditions.


Events
September 15, 2018 - 31st Annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup
https://alabamacoastalcleanup.com/


August Meeting

The next meeting will be held at  7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 7, 2018 in the Longleaf Room of Delta Hall at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center. Tracy Lannie will give a short presentation on the 3 day 2 night canoe trip in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness that she and David did July 11-13th.    Please come out and share your paddling experiences with us!


Events

July 21st - Gulf Coast Paddle Championship
http://florabama.com/events.html

August 4, 2018 - 6th Annual Pelican Paddle at Weeks Bay -
https://weeksbay.org/events/pelican-paddle/

September 15, 2018 - 31st Annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup
https://alabamacoastalcleanup.com/

Monday, June 25, 2018

July Meeting (no meeting)
There will be NO monthly meeting during July.  Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, August 7th at 7pm in the Longleaf room of Delta Hall at Five Rivers.