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.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

May & June Meetings
MBCKC will not meet during the month of May,   We are  looking into the possibility of meeting in July and will keep this website updated.

Events
May 30th - Kayak for a Cause  -   https://www.facebook.com/events/2932223570188487/
 Support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and come out with your family for a fun time paddling on the water! Enjoy the beautiful outdoors of the Mobile Tensaw Delta while helping to fund cancer research! This is a safe socially-distanced activity and you can come out anytime on Saturday the 30th to paddle with your family members. We are spacing out the numbers of paddlers between the below times & people will paddle in their family groups-
8:00 am-11:00 am
11:00 am-2:00 pm
2:00 pm-5:00 pm
*3 hours of paddling fun!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

April Meeting
Mobile Bay Canoe & Kayak Club is saddened to announce that our first meeting of 2020, the April 7th meeting, has been canceled. At this time, 5 Rivers has closed all buildings including the Gift Shop, and exhibits to help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19. They plan to re-open on April 6th, but due to our scheduled guest speaker traveling from out of town, and due to the uncertain future status of COVID-19 and the CDC's recommendations for social distancing, MBCKC made the decision to cancel the meeting. We hope to resume meeting in May. Until then, stay healthy, practice social distancing and paddle.on!

Friday, November 15, 2019

Upcoming 

Mobile Bay Canoe & Kayak Club will not meet during the months of December 2019 - March 2020.  We will return to our regular monthly meetings on April 7, 2020.

Monday, August 05, 2019

November Meeting
Join Mobile Bay Canoe & Kayak Club (MBCKC) on Tuesday, November 5th, at 7:00pm for the last meeting of 2019. The meeting takes place in the Longleaf Room at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center. Arrive between 6:30 - 6:45pm for light refreshments / meet and greet.
Our guest speaker is Ryan Gillikin, winning member of the tandem team in the Great Alabama 650, who will share her story of her experience during the Great Alabama 650. Ryan grew up on the Eastern Shore sailing and windsurfing. 15 years ago, she moved to Bay Minette and was introduced to kayaking. She loves to explore the Delta. When asked why she decided to do the Great Alabama 650, she said “I started racing three years ago. The thing I like most about racing is seeing new places and meeting like-minded people. Last year, I completed the Missouri River 340 and was looking for a new challenge. When they introduced the Great Alabama 650, I knew this was the race for me”.
The first annual "Great Alabama 650" took place in September of this year. Hailed as the toughest paddle race in the United States and a test of strength, endurance and mental fortitude, this epic adventure took racers along the core section of the Alabama Scenic River Trail (ASRT), the longest river trail in a single state. From rushing whitewater to the ambling river delta, the race challenged even the most experienced paddler.


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.