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.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

July Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 1st at 7pm in the Longleaf Room at Five Rivers Delta Resource center.  We will share paddle stories and briefly expand on Nancy's topic of presentation last month, "Emergency Preparedness".

Thanks to Nancy Milford for an excellent presentation during the June meeting of Emergency Preparedness and the importance of being prepared whether on an outdoors trip or for natural disasters. 



Notes:
*If you would like to present a "mini-slide show paddle report" during one of the monthly meetings, please contact Tracy Lannie. Members are encouraged to share their paddle trip in this style. Time allotted for these presentations are 5-7 minutes

 
 
Upcoming Paddles and Events
The calendar has been temporarily shutdown.  Details are listed below for paddles or referenced to other means of obtaining more info.

Paddles
July 4th/Fireworks Paddle - Led by Paul Taylor (Paddlin South) at 6pm, Brooks Park, Chickasaw
http://www.paddlinsouth.com/about-us/

Full Moon Paddle - Friday, July 11 launching from Buzbee's on Hwy 225 by 6:15pm (weather permitting).  Must bring light, PFD, Whistle.  $3 launch fee.  Call Tracy if you plan to paddle 463-4233 or email tracy@thelannies.us

Events
Weeks Bay Pelican Paddle/Race - August, 2nd Saturday call 990-5004 for more info.

Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic Fishing Rodeo - August 16th
http://www.bayoulabatrekayakclassic.org/

Kayak BBQ and Blues Festival - Sept 6, 2014
for more info:  http://www.visitperdido.com/kayak-barbeque-blues

Paddling Bayou La Batre - October 18th
for more info:  http://paddlebayoulabatre.org/ 

Delta Classic Sunday - Saturday, October 25
for more info:   http://alabamascenicrivertrail.com/events/?eventID=75&date=10/25/2014

Monday, June 02, 2014

June Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 3rd at 7pm in the Longleaf Room at Five Rivers Delta Resource center.  Nancy Milford, MBCKC member, will present on Emergency Preparedness.   Maggie Pyle will present a mini-slideshow on the 2nd Annual Hatchett Festival that took place this past Saturday.


Thanks to Paul Taylor for hosting May's meeting.  Paul also presented on the First Annual Chickasha Bogue Paddle. 

Notes:
*If you would like to present a "mini-slide show paddle report" during one of the monthly meetings, please contact Tracy Lannie. Members are encouraged to share their paddle trip in this style. Time allotted for these presentations are 5-7 minutes
 

Upcoming Paddles and Events
The following paddles have been posted on the MBCKC Calendar.  Click on the Calendar link to the right for more info on these paddles.


Paddles
Full Moon Paddle - Cancelled

Events
Paddlepalooza 2014 - Friday, June 13 / 4-11pm
for more info:  http://cityofpascagoula.com/special-events-3/paddlepalooza-2014
 
Weeks Bay Pelican Paddle/Race - tentative date August, 3rd Saturday 

Kayak BBQ and Blues Festival - Sept 6, 2014
for more info:  http://www.visitperdido.com/kayak-barbeque-blues

Paddling Bayou La Batre - October 18th
for more info:  http://paddlebayoulabatre.org/ 

Delta Classic Sunday - Saturday, October 25
for more info:   http://alabamascenicrivertrail.com/events/?eventID=75&date=10/25/2014

  

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


April Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 1st in the Longleaf Room at Five Rivers Delta Resource center.  Phillip West and Caroline Harris of the City of Orange Beach Wind and Water Learning Center, will be our guest speakers. They will educate us on things such as---how the Center started, their future plans, and the current classes offered. They will also talk about the Orange Beach Canoe Trail, and how they hope to merge it into a Coastal Blueway partnering with surrounding/nearby cities.

Exciting news! The mini-slide show is back and will be presented by participants of Battle on the Bayou which was this past weekend. As always, it was an awesomely fun event and MBCKC did quite well!



Notes:
*If you would like to present a "mini-slide show paddle report" during one of the monthly meetings, please contact Tracy Lannie. Members are encouraged to share their paddle trip in this style. Time allotted for these presentations are 5-7 minutes
 


Upcoming Paddles and Events
The following paddles have been posted on the MBCKC Calendar.  Click on the Calendar link to the right for more info on these paddles.

Paddles
Sunday, March 23rd from 2pm-4:30pm in the Long Leaf Hall at 5 Rivers - Celebrating 15 years of Paddling!  Anniversary Party - plenty of paddling, food, and fun!
 
Saturday, March 29th - Paul Taylor's last Saturday Brooks Park Paddle 8am in Chickasaw

 

Events
Saturday, March 29thBattle on the Bayou kayak/canoe race  
for more info:  http://battleonthebayou.com/ 

April 3 - 6Paddle Bayou LaFourche  - Paddle one day or paddle/camp all
for more info: http://btnep.org/subsites/Paddle/PaddleHome.asp

April 12:  Bluz Cruz:  a 22 mile paddle adventure down the Mighty Mississippi
for more info:  http://www.bluzcruz.com/

April 19:  4th Annual Great Drift:  Dog River Blueway Paddle - No details yet, will post when we get them

April 26:  1st Chickasha Bouge Paddle/Brooks Park - Details to come 
Info on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chickasha-Bogue-Paddle/261275497375000

April 26:  Third Annual Battle of the Bay Canoe and Kayak Race 

Register: http://www.savlp.org/Websites/vlp/images/Entry_Form_2014.pdf

May 3:  Kayak for a Cure    
for more info:   http://kayakforacure.org/events/pensacola/
 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

We're getting ready to Party!  We are Celebrating 15 Years of Paddling on March 23rd! 

March Meeting - Please note change of day for March meeting only
The next  meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 7pm in the Tensaw Theater at Five Rivers.   This will be the last chance to order club shirts which will be distributed at our 15 year Celebration on Sunday, March 23rd.  Shirts are $12 (add $3 for sizes 2X-4X). We will also be discussing final arrangements for the party which will be held at Meaher State Park.  Also, we are asking everyone that knows they will make the party to bring their $5 to pay for the rental of facility, paper products, and some meats.  Please spread the word about our celebration, we want everyone to join in the fun!

Notes:
*If you would like to present a "mini-slide show paddle report" during one of the monthly meetings, please contact Tracy Lannie. Members are encouraged to share their paddle trip in this style. Time allotted for these presentations are 5-7 minutes
 


Upcoming Paddles and Events
The following paddles have been posted on the MBCKC Calendar.  Click on the Calendar link to the right for more info on these paddles.

Paddles 

Saturday, Feb 22nd - Paul Taylor's 4th Saturday Brooks Park Paddle 8am in Chickasaw

Saturday, March 22nd - Paul Taylor's 4th Saturday Brooks Park Paddle

Sunday, March 23rd - Celebrating 15 years of Paddling!  Anniversary Party - plenty of paddling, food, and fun!

Events 
Saturday, February 22 -Work day for new canoe and kayak launch at Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge in Gulf Shores. JOIN us from 8 am to 12:00 pm for a volunteer work day in the wild and beautiful setting of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. We will be working on a new Kayak Launch that will benefit residents and visitors alike. We will meet at the Jeff Friend Trail Head on February 22, 2014. We will be posting signs, removing trash, and setting up the launch. Please dress appropriately and bring work gloves if you have them. Call Denise McInturff at 251-540-7720 for additional information or with any questions.

Friday, March 14: 
The Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is hosting a ribbon cutting on Friday, March 14 at 10:00 a.m. to celebrate the newly completed "Kayak & Canoe Launch" at the Jeff Friend Trail.  All paddlers are invited to participate and launch their kayaks and canoes at the ribbon cutting event.  The kayak and canoe launch is approximately 6.5 miles west of state route 59 on Ft. Morgan Road (state route 180) in Gulf Shores.


Saturday, March 29thBattle on the Bayou kayak/canoe race  
for more info:  http://battleonthebayou.com/ 

April 3 - 6Paddle Bayou LaFourche  - Paddle one day or paddle/camp all
for more info: http://btnep.org/subsites/Paddle/PaddleHome.asp

April 12:  Bluz Cruz:  a 22 mile paddle adventure down the Mighty Mississippi
for more info:  http://www.bluzcruz.com/

April 19:  4th Annual Great Drift:  Dog River Blueway Paddle - No details yet, will post when we get them

April 26:  1st Chickasha Bouge Paddle/Brooks Park - Details to come 
Info on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chickasha-Bogue-Paddle/261275497375000

April 26:  Third Annual Battle of the Bay Canoe and Kayak Race   
For more info:  http://www.savlp.org/

 

Monday, February 03, 2014

February Meeting
The next  meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 7pm in the Tensaw Theater at Five Rivers.   Along with our usual agenda, we will be discussing upcoming paddling events, talking about safety on the water/self rescues, & making plans for our Anniversary party. We will also be placing order for our special club anniversary t-shirts.

January Meeting Notes
Thanks to Harriet King Ingraham and David Lannie for the slideshow presentation on their 3 day/2 night paddle trip in the Okefenokee Swamp.   

Notes:

*If you would like to present a "mini-slide show paddle report" during one of the monthly meetings, please contact Tracy Lannie. Members are encouraged to share their paddle trip in this style. Time allotted for these presentations are 5-7 minutes
 


Upcoming Paddles and Events
The following paddles have been posted on the MBCKC Calendar.  Click on the Calendar link to the right for more info on these paddles.

Paddles 

Friday, Feb 14th - Paddle with St. Louis Canoe & Kayak Paddlers at Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Monday, Feb 17th - Bob Straders Presidents Day Paddle at Stxy River

Sunday, March 23rd - Celebrating 15 years of Paddling!  Hurricane Bayou Paddle with big Party afterwards at the Bream Club/Hurricane Landing in Bay Minette - Details to come!
 


Events 

Saturday, February 22 -Work day for new canoe and kayak launch at Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge in Gulf Shores. JOIN us from 8 am to 12:00 pm for a volunteer work day in the wild and beautiful setting of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. We will be working on a new Kayak Launch that will benefit residents and visitors alike. We will meet at the Jeff Friend Trail Head on February 22, 2014. We will be posting signs, removing trash, and setting up the launch. Please dress appropriately and bring work gloves if you have them. Call Denise McInturff at 251-540-7720 for additional information or with any questions.

Saturday, March 29thBattle on the Bayou kayak/canoe race  
for more info:  http://battleonthebayou.com/ 

April 3 - 6Paddle Bayou LaFourche  - Paddle one day or paddle/camp all
for more info: http://btnep.org/subsites/Paddle/PaddleHome.asp

April 12:  Bluz Cruz:  a 22 mile paddle adventure down the Mighty Mississippi
for more info:  http://www.bluzcruz.com/

April 19:  Dog River Blueway Paddle - No details yet, will post when we get them

April 26:  1st Chickasha Bouge Paddle/Brooks Park - Details to come 
Info on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chickasha-Bogue-Paddle/261275497375000

April 26:  Third Annual Battle of the Bay Canoe and Kayak Race   
For more info:  http://www.savlp.org/

 

Friday, January 03, 2014

January Meeting
The next MBCKC meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 7pm in the Long Leaf Room at Five Rivers. Harriet King-Ingraham and David Lannie will present on a 3 day, 2 night paddle trip in the Okefenokee Swamp that they did back in November. We are sure to see lots of nice photos. 

We will also talk about things that are in the planning for the new year such as ordering club t-shirts and hosting a MBCKC anniversary get together (November was the club's 14th Anniversary)We are already behind in the celebration so we need to schedule something real soon.


December Meeting Notes
In lieu of meeting at 5 Rivers, club members attending Mobile's premiere of  "American's Amazon" at the Saenger Theater.   The film showed just a touch of the beauty that most of us have been fortunate enough to experience first hand. The one thing I think it did for most of us was educate us on how great the biodiversity is and how fragile the ecosystem is that exists in its more than a quarter million acres that encompasses the Delta because of what we (humans) have done (dams, industry, development, etc). It is not too late to step up and demand the State do what is needed to protect and preserve it. Write to Montgomery about it's loose regulations and the under-funding of ADEM.

If you were unable to attend the premiere, the documentary will air on Alabama Public Television four times during the month January.  Monday, Jan 6 at 9pm, Tuesday, Jan 7 at 10pm, Wednesday, Jan 8th at 7pm, and Sunday, Jan 12th at 4pm.


Notes:
*If you would like to present a "mini-slide show paddle report" during one of the monthly meetings, please contact Tracy Lannie. Members are encouraged to share their paddle trip in this style. Time allotted for these presentations are 5-7 minutes
 


Upcoming Paddles and Events
The following paddles have been posted on the MBCKC Calendar.  Click on the Calendar link to the right for more info on these paddles.
Paddles
Saturday, January 4th:  Paul Taylor's Brooks Park Paddle
Sunday,  January 5th:  Bob Strader's Magnolia River Paddle 

Events
Saturday, March 19th :  Battle on the Bayou kayak/canoe race  
for more info:  http://battleonthebayou.com/ 

April 3 - 6:  Paddle Bayou LaFourche  - Paddle one day or paddle/camp all
for more info: http://btnep.org/subsites/Paddle/PaddleHome.aspx  
  

Saturday, November 23, 2013

December Meeting - Important Announcment
In lieu of holding a meeting at 5 Rivers in December, Mobile Bay Canoe & Kayak Club asks all club members to join us at the Saenger Theater that night, Tuesday, December 3rd,  for the "America's Amazon: The Mobile-Tensaw Delta" Film Premiere. Show is at 7pm / doors open at 6pm. Admission is $5 at the door. We will resume meetings at 5 River's on January 7, 2014.  

http://americasamazon.net/about-the-project/