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, November 16, 2018

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.

Monday, April 30, 2018

June Meeting
The next meeting will be Tuesday, June 5th at 7pm in the Longleaf Room at Five Rivers.  Come share your paddle reports with us!

May Meeting
The next meeting will be Tuesday, May 1st at 7pm in the Longleaf Room at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.  We will be signing up volunteers to help with the water support of the Grandman Triathlon.  We will have a mini slideshow presentation and talk about recent paddles and recent area paddling events.   

Paddles
May 5 - Juli's Fowl River Paddle - Saturday, May 5th.  Meet at 9am Memories Fish Camp 4901 Fowl River Rd. Theodore (Off Bellingrath Rd).  There is a small launch fee (between $3-5).

Events
May 12 - Fourth Annual Creek Fest   - The fourth annual Creek Fest will take place at Mobile's Tricentennial Park on Saturday May 12, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a celebration of Three Mile Creek, which was the city’s first source of drinking water.

The event will include a cane-pole fishing tournament for ages 16 and under, along with other family-friendly activities. Live music, food and kayak rides also will be part of the half-day event as the natural beauty of one of Mobile’s historic waterways is showcased. Jason Smith, Chief Meterologist with FOX Ten, will serve as the event emcee.

For more info:  http://www.mobile.org/includes/calendar-of-events/4th-Annual-Creek-Fest/17389/
or https://www.facebook.com/events/207755806398254/

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

April Meeting
We will have a guest speaker from Birmingham Audubon (Mobile Office for the Coastal Program).  She will educate on their local programs and how we can volunteer to help.  MBCKC member, Jared, will do a mini-slideshow presentation on the trip he just led on the Sepulga River.  See you at 7pm Tuesday, April 3rd!


March Meeting
On March 6th, we will have our Annual Paddling Movie Night in the Tensaw Theater of Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.  Once again, the Sierra Club will be joining us in hosting this event.  Refreshments will be served starting 6pm and the program will begin at 6:30pm.  


The Mobile Bay Canoe & Kayak Club and The Mobile Bay Sierra Club are proud to present the third annual “A Night of Paddling Films”.  The purpose of A Night of Paddling Films is to share our love of paddling and the outdoors, to inspire people to get out and explore waterways both local and afar, and to encourage others to appreciate the wild places and the heritage and culture associated with those places.  We are excited to announce that our feature film is Rediscovering North America


PROGRAM SCHEDULE

6:00 -6:25           Refreshments provided by Mobile Bay Sierra Club

6:30 – 7:30          Three different award-winning short films

7:30-7:45            Intermission / Refreshments

7:45 – 8:30         Feature Film:  Rediscovering North America -  A journey from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean.  6 Friends, 9 Months, 10 States, 5 Provinces, 11 Rivers, 5200 Miles, One Continent.   Completed in 240 days

 EVENTS
April 5-8 Paddle Bayou Lafourche  - for more info:  https://outreach.btnep.org/events/paddle-
bayou-lafourche/

April 21st  - 8th Annual Great Drift
When:  April 21st - 1:00 pm launch
Where:  Dog River Scenic Blueway, Perch Creek East Landing


 The canoe and kayak paddle will begin and end at the newly established Perch Creek East launch site inside McNally Park located at 4380 Park Road off Dauphin Island Parkway near the tip of the Peninsula. The site offers plenty of parking.


The route takes paddlers through serene areas of one of the watershed’s cleanest streams. Bring your own canoe, kayak or SUP (no motorized vessels) or rent from Sunshine Canoes (251-367-4144). Reserve early. On-site help available beginning at noon.


Participants are encouraged to attend the annual Post Drift Party held immediately following the event at the River Shack Restaurant and Oyster Bar at the mouth of Dog River – only a quick 2 mile drive south. Again this year, the River Shack will provide DISCOUNTED FOOD for registered paddlers presenting required coupon. The Dog River Scenic Blueway string of six (6) launch sites inside the Dog River Watershed. The DRSBW is a National Scenic Recreational Water Trail and part of the Alabama Scenic River Trail System’s Coastal Trail.


April 28th - 5th Annual Chickasha Bogue Paddle - 
For tickets and Info:  http://events.eventzilla.net/e/5th-annual-chickasha-bogue-paddle-2138940065

Facebook Event Page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/173388716636893/

May 19 - 20 - Hatchet Creek Festival in Rockford, AL
Hatchet Creek Festival is a two day float trip held once every year on or around Memorial Day on Hatchet Creek in Coosa County, Alabama.  (save the date, registration will open soon.  Will post more info as available)
May 26th - Guided Canoe Trip to the Cahaba Lilies




Sunday, December 31, 2017



February Meeting
The next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 at 7pm.   Meetings are held at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center in the  Long Leaf room of Delta Hall.



Events
Feb 17th 10AM to 2PM  - 2nd Annual February Floating Cleanup of Fish River and Weeks Bay
Where:  Tonsmeire Resource Center, under the Fish River Bridge, Hwy 98
Join the Weeks Bay Foundation and Thompson Engineering for our 2nd Annual February Floating Cleanup of Fish River and Weeks Bay. This paddling cleanup is a great way to help get the trash out of hard to reach spots on our beautiful waterways.
Bring your canoe, kayak, or favorite water craft and meet at the Fish River boat ramp at 8 am to explore the banks of the river and bay picking up trash and recyclables. We will finish up back at the boat ramp by 12 pm.
Weeks Bay will provide trash bags and nitrile gloves.



March 17th - Battle on the Bayou Kayak Race  for more info:  http://www.battleonthebayou.com/

April 5-8 Paddle Bayou Lafourche  - for more info:  https://outreach.btnep.org/events/paddle-
bayou-lafourche/

April 21st  - 8th Annual Great Drift
When:  April 21st - 1:00 pm launch
Where:  Dog River Scenic Blueway, Perch Creek East Landing
 The canoe and kayak paddle will begin and end at the newly established Perch Creek East launch site inside McNally Park located at 4380 Park Road off Dauphin Island Parkway near the tip of the Peninsula. The site offers plenty of parking.

The route takes paddlers through serene areas of one of the watershed’s cleanest streams. Bring your own canoe, kayak or SUP (no motorized vessels) or rent from Sunshine Canoes (251-367-4144). Reserve early. On-site help available beginning at noon.

Participants are encouraged to attend the annual Post Drift Party held immediately following the event at the River Shack Restaurant and Oyster Bar at the mouth of Dog River – only a quick 2 mile drive south. Again this year, the River Shack will provide DISCOUNTED FOOD for registered paddlers presenting required coupon. The Dog River Scenic Blueway string of six (6) launch sites inside the Dog River Watershed. The DRSBW is a National Scenic Recreational Water Trail and part of the Alabama Scenic River Trail System’s Coastal Trail.

May 19 - 20 - Hatchet Creek Festival in Rockford, AL
Hatchet Creek Festival is a two day float trip held once every year on or around Memorial Day on Hatchet Creek in Coosa County, Alabama.  (save the date, registration will open soon.  Will post more info as available)
 
May 26th - Guided Canoe Trip to the Cahaba Lilies
 

Important Notice - MBCKC will not meet during the months of December and January.