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Wednesday, May 05, 2004

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MAY CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Bob's Surprise
Date: TBD Thursday May 6 or Friday May 7
Time: after work
Contact: 344-8664, cell 367-4144
Place: TBD
Comments: In the tradition of "Bob's Surprise Paddles", you have to call Bob to find out where this paddle is going to be, or maybe he'll let us know via club e-mails.

Sea Turtle Class
Date: Friday, May 7, 2004
Time: 5 p.m.
Contact: Sharon Vreeland or Claudia 540-7720 Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge
Place: Alabama Point
Comments: Sea turtle nesting season is coming. Volunteers needed. Learn how to keep watch over known sea turtle nest sites to help the hatchlings survive their scramble to the sea.

Sea Turtle Class
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2004
Time: 10 a.m.
Contact: Sharon Vreeland or Claudia 540-7720 Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge
Place: Mobile Street dune walkover, Bon Secour
Comments: Sea turtle nesting season is coming. Volunteers needed. Learn how to keep watch over known sea turtle nest sites to help the hatchlings survive their scramble to the sea.

Bob Andrews Memorial Adventure Event
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2004
Time: 5 p.m.
Contact: Larry McDuff 928-1582
Place: Fairhope Yacht Club
Comments: This is not a race; everybody wins. Pairs of participants will go separately at the same time. One will paddle a boat from Fairhope Yacht Club to Rock Creek and stop at a rope swing. The paddler will walk or run up the creek and trail to a meeting place near the Montrose post office. The other person in the pair of participants rides a bicycle to the same meeting place. Switch off. The paddler becomes the bike rider and rides the bike to the yacht club. The other person walks or runs to the kayak and paddles back to the yacht club. Larry needs responses from anyone wishing to participate. He also needs some helpers on the course. Potluck dinner at the gazebo and a sunset paddle afterwards. Feel free to show up just for the social.

May Monet Paddle: Bay Minette Basin
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2004
Time: 4 p.m.
Contact: Matt Darring, iama@backpacker.com, work - 341-1712, home 343-1196
Place: Put in at Buzbee's Fish Camp, on U.S. 225 north of Spanish Fort, under the south end of the bridge over Bay Minette Creek.
Comments: Just as Monet painted the same bridge each month to capture the changing seasons, Matt has decided to lead a paddle to the same destination each month. This month photo safari. Blue Flag Iris and
spider lily are blooming in the Basin. $3 fee to launch.

Okatoma Paddle
Date: Friday, May 21, 2004
Time: TBD
Contact: Mark Vance, 458-7574
Place: Okatoma River, near Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Comments: The Okatoma has class I whitewater, and maybe class II.

June Monet Paddle: Bay Minette Basin
Date: Sunday, June 6, 2004
Time: 6 p.m.
Contact: Matt Darring, iama@backpacker.com, work - 341-1712, home 343-1196
Place: Put in at Buzbee's Fish Camp, on U.S. 225 north of Spanish Fort, under the south end of the bridge over Bay Minette Creek.
Comments: Just as Monet painted the same bridge each month to capture the changing seasons, Matt has decided to lead a paddle to the same destination each month. This month Full Moon Paddle. $3 fee to launch.

Sea Turtle Class
Date: Saturday, June 12, 2004
Time: 6 p.m.
Contact: Sharon Vreeland or Claudia 540-7720 Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge
Place: West 13th Street beach access, Gulf Shores
Comments: Sea turtle nesting season is coming. Volunteers needed. Learn how to keep watch over known sea turtle nest sites to help the hatchlings survive their scramble to the sea.