CLUB MEETINGS ARE HELD THE FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH 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.

Friday, July 22, 2016

August Meeting
The next meeting will be held on August 2nd at 7pm in the Longleaf Room at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.  Nancy Ward, MBCKC member, will be conducting the meeting.  Nancy has invited
Jack Granade of Alabama Lighthouse Association to be our guest speaker.  The Alabama Lighthouse Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of lighthouses in the U.S. state of Alabama.  

Paddles
July 30th - Magnolia River paddle. 
Notes:  Saturday, July 30 at 9 am. Meet in the city of Magnolia Springs at the Shell station at the corner of Highway 98 and county/city road 49 ( careful, 49 comes out in two
places---go to the Shell station). We'll drive together the short distance to the Rock Street put
in. We'll help each other carry our boats 50 yards or so to the river's edge. Let's paddle
downstream this time and admire the homes, boathouses and boats. We'll go beyond the wake/
no wake designation, but folks on the Magnolia tend to be polite. There's a marsh we'll go by
and possibly into. Bring pfd, sunscreen, water, and perhaps bug spry or a snack. Email or call
Nancy (990-5575) and give her your contact info if you want to be notified of changes in plans.
It doesn't commit you to come. Near the time of the paddle only, I'll have my dumb cell phone
on (251-454-6084). Nancy Ward


Events

July 23rd - 4th Annual Week's Bay Pelican Paddle Canoe & Kayak Race 
The fourth annual Pelican Paddle Canoe and Kayak Race will be held on Saturday, July 23rd at 7:30 am at the Tonsmeire Weeks Bay Resource Center. It is sure to be a great day on the water. Participants receive lunch, water/soft drinks, and a ticket to enter our drawing for the chance to win a kayak and other door prizes. Advance registrants are guaranteed to receive a 2016 Pelican Paddle t-shirt. Day-of registrants will receive shirts as available.
for more info:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-pelican-paddle-canoe-and-kayak-race-tickets-25747092246

July 30th - 5th Annual Biloxi Yacht Club's Pink Paddle Kayak Race
for more info:   https://sites.google.com/site/bycpinkpaddle/

August 6th - 3rd Annual Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic Fishing Tournament
for more info:   http://bayoulabatrekayakclassic.org/ 


October 1st - Jayson Ambrose launches from 5 Rivers on his Great Loop Adventure





 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

July Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 5th at 7pm in the Longleaf Room at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.  One of the things we will be discussing/planning is Jayson Ambrose's October 1st launch,  when he will embark on taking on The Great Loop and starting "One Canadian's Journey" right here in our back yard! 

Upcoming Paddles & Events

Paddles
Saturday, July 16th Magnolia Springs Paddle - The plan is to meet at 9am on 07/16 in the City of Magnolia Springs at the Shell Station on the corner of Hwy 98 and County Rd 49.  For more info:  Contact Nancy Ward at wardn@earthlink.net or call 251 990-5575. 

July 17 - Full Moon Paddle   -   rained out

Events 
July 9th - Defend Rivers Paddle on the Alabama River / Montgomery
for more info / registration:  http://alabamarivers.org/?event=defendrivers-paddle-on-the-alabama-river&event_date=2016-07-09

July 23rd - 4th Annual Week's Bay Pelican Paddle Canoe & Kayak Race 
The fourth annual Pelican Paddle Canoe and Kayak Race will be held on Saturday, July 23rd at 7:30 am at the Tonsmeire Weeks Bay Resource Center. It is sure to be a great day on the water. Participants receive lunch, water/soft drinks, and a ticket to enter our drawing for the chance to win a kayak and other door prizes. Advance registrants are guaranteed to receive a 2016 Pelican Paddle t-shirt. Day-of registrants will receive shirts as available.
for more info:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-pelican-paddle-canoe-and-kayak-race-tickets-25747092246

July 30th - 5th Annual Biloxi Yacht Club's Pink Paddle Kayak Race
for more info:   https://sites.google.com/site/bycpinkpaddle/

August 6th - 3rd Annual Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic Fishing Tournament
for more info:   http://bayoulabatrekayakclassic.org/


 

Monday, May 30, 2016

Important:
The June club meeting has been canceled.  The next meeting will be on July 5th.

Monday, May 02, 2016

June Meeting
 

Volunteer Needed
We are looking for a volunteer to lead/direct the June 7th MBCKC meeting.  As you know, this does not involve much.  We do not have a scheduled guest speaker for June, so whoever volunteers can basically do whatever they would like in the meeting...the floor is yours!
Please let me know if you would like to volunteer.   Email:  tracy@thelannies.us    
I need to know by next week on May 24th.  If we don't have a volunteer, we will need to cancel the meeting.

Tracy Lannie

May Meeting
The next meeting will be Tuesday, May 3rd in the Longleaf room of 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center. Tonya Butler-Collins, who started the local chapter of Team River Runner (TRR), will be our guest speaker. Many of you had the opportunity to meet her at last month's "Movie Night" meeting. She will educate on the history of TRR as well as the chapter's goals for the future.

Tonya got involved with TRR in the Atlanta chapter in 2011 as a veteran participant. She moved to Daphne in July of 2014 to attend the United States Sports Academy on a full scholarship to finish her doctorate degree in sports sciences. Tonya, an ACA Level 3 River Kayak Instructor, started the chapter in April of 2015 as she saw a need for adaptive paddling in an area with over 105,000 disabled veterans. She is an 8 year US Army Veteran and a mom to a beautiful 13 year old girl who has been pulled in on this journey. 

Events and Paddles

Paddles

Saturday, May 14th - Byrnes Lake Paddle

What:  Byrne's Lake Paddle

When:  Saturday, May 14th
Launch:  9am at Byrne's Lake
Notes:  Tracy Lannie is paddling Saturday and invites you to join her.  This will be a leisurely, slow exploration paddle lending to the opportunity to photograph both flora and fauna.  We will launch and paddle East as far as we can, and then paddle West toward the Tensaw River.   There are little sloughs off to the side that can also be explored.  Estimated time on the water 2 - 2 1/2 hours.  MUST bring all required safety gear (PFD, Sounding Device).  Bring fluids, snacks, etc.

FUN FACT:  BYRNES LAKE LAUNCH SITE WAS THE LOCATION FOR THE SHOOTING OF  "FRIDAY THE 13TH, PART VII" in 1987.  Maybe we will spot Jason.  Also, it was the site for the filming of the 2004 horror movie, "FRANKENFISH".
Contact Tracy if you plan on going so she can notify you of any change of plans:  463-4233
 


Events

May 7th - Creekfest   for more info:  http://www.creekfest.org/?utm_source=The+Rundown&utm_campaign=b1524fff03-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3ee948f284-b1524fff03-49304133

May 20-22nd - Forgotten Coast Paddle Jam  for more info:  http://www.paddle2love.com/  

May 21st - City of Pascagoula's Flagship Festival -  Pascagoula is bringing a classic back to River Park! This time around though, the Flagship Festival will be all about getting out and getting active on the water. Happenings throughout the day include the Jackson County Heart Walk, the CCA Kids’ Fishing Rodeo, all day kayak rentals, the Blessing of the Fleet, a twilight kayak paddle, barbeque contest, and all day food and music until 10 p.m. on the 21st. The 5th Annual Flagship Ride will take place on the 22nd starting at 8:45 a.m. The Flagship Ride includes an 8 mile fun ride and a 40 mile bicycle race. Advance registration required.  For more info contact: 228-938-2356

June 11, 2016 - Mississippi State Games  Canoe/Kayak/SUP Races  
for more info., call  Alicia Reinike 228-224-4374

Thursday, March 31, 2016

April Meeting

Join MBCKC on Tuesday, April 5th, for a Night of Paddling Films featuring "Gulf to Gulf Odyssey" a story of two friends on a 7 month, 5,000 mile kayak adventure from the Nova Scotia to the Gulf of Mexico.   There will be refreshments and several other short-films shown.  Doors open at 6:30. We hope to get started at 6:45.  Bring a friend!

Events and Paddles

Paddles

April 23rd - Dog River Paddle
 FLASH PADDLE THIS SATURDAY!   Observe Earth Day by getting close to nature on a guided paddle trip in Dog River and Robinson Bayou.

WHEN: Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

WHERE: Launch at Dog River Park (aka Luscher Park, aka Navco Park)
TIME: Launch at 11:00 a.m.
LAUNCH COORDINATES: Approximately 30.62902, -88.10217
COST: Free

PACE: Leisurely pace at about 2-3 mph.
DISTANCE: About 6 miles Round trip.
ROUTE: From Dog River Park to Robinson Bayou and back.
TRIP TIME: About 2-3 hours round trip.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO SEE: Birds, Iris, & Spider Lilies.

DISCLAIMER: This is an unorganized volunteer guided paddle trip. There is no support boat. Paddle at your own risk.

TRIP GUIDE: Rob Nykvist
EMAIL: rnykster@gmail.com


Events
 April 16th  1pm- The Great Drift  -  The Great Drift- Free Paddling Event

Join the Dog River Clearwater Revival on their fun filled 5th annual float down Dog River.
The Great Drift helps to promote the Dog River Scenic Blueway; a string of launch sites along Dog River that provide public access to the River and all it’s natural beauty.
The Drift will end at the River Shack Bar and Grill (approximately 4 mile paddle). 
Drop your boat with the volunteers at the Rabbit Creek Bridge Launch by 12:20, drive your car to the River Shack and get a ride (free shuttle) back to the site.
If you need a boat, call Sunshine Canoes (251-367-4144) to rent. Last bus leaves the River Shack at 12:40 PM, about fifteen minutes away from the launch site. Plan accordingly.
Access Rabbit Creek Bridge Launch by heading south on Rangeline Road, take right on Commerce Blvd., veer onto Rangeline Service Road southbound and head toward Bridge. Park where the road ends and we will be there to help you.

April 16th - Apple Snail Round Up 9am - 11am
 http://www.mobilebaykeeper.org/upcoming-events/2016/4/16/apple-snail-roundup 

April 16th - Pints for Paddlers for more info FaceBook Event Page:   https://www.facebook.com/events/846265685482789/
April 23rd - Chickasha Bogue Paddle  for more info:  http://cityofchickasaw.org/recreation/chickasha-bogue-paddle/

May 20-22nd - Forgotten Coast Paddle Jam  for more info:  http://www.paddle2love.com/
 

Friday, February 26, 2016

March Meeting
The next meeting will be Tuesday, March 1st at 7 p.m.   Juli Day, MBCKC member will present on the flowers that can be seen while paddling this time of year.  

Paddles & Events

Paddles
March 22 - Full Moon Paddle - Tracy had to cancel full moon paddle due to having to work over

 Events
March 19, 2015 - ASRT Bay Minette Basin Paddle led by Bob Andrews
http://alabamascenicrivertrail.com/events/?eventID=98&date=03/19/2016

March 20th - ASRT Delta paddle - Continuation of March 19 paddle - Contact Bob Andrews for more information 367-4144

March 19, 2016 - Battle on the Bayou  - Registration is now open!   
for more info:   http://battleonthebayou.com/?page_id=132
March 31 -  April 3 - Paddle Bayou LaFourche  - Registration not yet open, but watch for updates
http://www.btnep.org/subsites/paddle/paddlehome.aspx

April 1 - 3 - Suwannee River Paddling Festival - Must register by March 18
 http://www.paddleflorida.org/me/paddle-florida-2/suwannee-paddling-festival-registration-5159.html


April 16th at 1pm- The Great Drift  - 

The Great Drift- Free Paddling Event

Join the Dog River Clearwater Revival on their fun filled 5th annual float down Dog River.
The Great Drift helps to promote the Dog River Scenic Blueway; a string of launch sites along Dog River that provide public access to the River and all it’s natural beauty.
The Drift will end at the River Shack Bar and Grill (approximately 4 mile paddle). 
Drop your boat with the volunteers at the Rabbit Creek Bridge Launch by 12:20, drive your car to the River Shack and get a ride (free shuttle) back to the site.
If you need a boat, call Sunshine Canoes (251-367-4144) to rent. Last bus leaves the River Shack at 12:40 PM, about fifteen minutes away from the launch site. Plan accordingly.
Access Rabbit Creek Bridge Launch by heading south on Rangeline Road, take right on Commerce Blvd., veer onto Rangeline Service Road southbound and head toward Bridge. Park where the road ends and we will be there to help you.
April 23rd - Chickasha Bogue Paddle 8am Brooks Park Landing

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

IMPORTANT:   DUE TO PREDICTED HIGH WINDS/ STRONG RAIN, FEBRUARY'S MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED.  OUR NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON MARCH 1ST.