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.

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.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

February Meeting   CANCELED  - THERE WILL BE NO FEBRUARY MEETING
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, February 2, 2016.  Our topic will be "Cold Water Paddling Safety".  The mini-slideshow presentation will be of the club paddle that Juli Day led on January 10 paddle on Fowl River.

We will also talk about the possibilities of the club hosting the Reel Paddling Film Festival again this year.

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

   

Sunday, January 03, 2016

January Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 5th, 7pm in the Longleaf Room of Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.  John Wahlers, MBCKC member, will present on three of his recent paddle trips:  Turkey Creek, Big Escambia Creek from Flomaton, AL, and Blackwater from Cotton Bridge to Bryant Bridge.

Paddles and Events

Paddles
January 10, 2016 - Juli's Sunday Afternoon Fowl River Paddle
Where:  Launch at Memories Fish Camp on Fowl River (4901 Fowl River Rd, Theodore)
Time:  1:00pm
Launch Fee:  $3 last time paddled there, bring $5 just in case
We will spend a few hours a nice leisurely paddle on Fowl River.
Contact Juli Day if you have questions:   377-0054
 
Events
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

 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

December Meeing
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 7pm in the Longleaf Room / Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.  We are having our annual end of the year/Christmas Pot Luck dinner,  so bring a dish to share.  Also, Jenny Manders will be presenting the mini-slideshow presentation on the overnight Delta trip that she, Tom Meyers, and Ellen Broach just did.  They met at the Stagecoach for breakfast on the morning of November 21 and, after eating, headed to the Rice Creek launch to set off for their weekend adventure.