JULY CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Date: TBD Monday July 12 or Tuesday July 13
Time: after work
Contact: 344-8664, cell 367-4144
Place: Johnson Beach, Florida
Comments: In the tradition of "Bob's Surprise Paddles", you have to call Bob to find out when this paddle is going to be, or maybe he'll let us know via club e-mails.
Wetlands Restoration Project
Date: Wednesday July 14, 2004
Time: 7 a.m.
Contact: Weeks Bay Preserve, Allison Thompson-Graves at firstname.lastname@example.org or Eric Brunden, project coordinator, at email@example.com
Comments: Able-bodied volunteers are needed on Wednesday, July 14, for an ongoing wetlands-restoration project at Weeks Bay Reserve. The area was burned and partially dozed this spring to help knock out non-native invasive plant species (popcorn trees, Chinese privet, Japanese climbing fern). Manual labor is now needed to continue with eradication of destructive non-native vegetation.
Bruce went to help on July 7; the work was not difficult. The soil is soft and the seedlings come out easily. The early morning hours and shade in the work area make the work not too hot. Come meet Fred Nation; he was there.
Third Annual Dog Paddle
Date: July 24, 2004
Contact: Mimi Fearn firstname.lastname@example.org
Place: Beachcomber on Dog River at Dauphin Island Parkway
Comments: DRCR's 3rd Annual "Dog Paddle" features kayak, canoe, and rowboat races for the serious and non-serious paddler. http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/fearn/DogPad04.html
Date: July 7, 2004
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: ex-RiverDocs to Apalachee River
Contact: Brint Adams 583-9919
Comments: Brint is doing training paddles in preparation for the PHAT race.
PHAT WATER Kayak Challenge
Date: October 9, 2004
Time: All Day
Place: Begins at Grand Gulf, MS and ends at Natchez, MS
Comments: The "PHAT WATER Kayak Challenge" will be held on October 9, 2004. The race begins at Grand Gulf and concludes at Natchez Landing, Natchez Under-The-Hill, in historic Natchez, Mississippi. The race is approximately forty-five miles long and will take most paddlers from five to seven hours to complete. An after race party and
awards presentation will be hosted by the UNDER-THE-HILL-SALOON. Canoeists as well as kayakers are welcome.
New Blog by Club Member:
Brint Adams has started his own blog about paddling at http://www.kayakadams.blogspot.com. It would be great if more club members would start individual blogs and group blogs about their paddling adventures. Send me your blog's address and I'll post a link to it here on the club blog.