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Friday, March 04, 2005

March Club Calendar
by Bruce

Trip to Jug Lake, Jessamine Bayou
Date: March 5, 6
Contact: Gary Worob or Tom Meyer
Place: Rice Creek Landing
Comments: Paddle to Jug Lake via Bayou Jessamine w/ a side hike to the big cypress. Need secure foot wear for the muddy hike. Tom (251) 680-4445 twmeyer@bellsouth.netGary Worob (850) 259-9337

Maple Slough
Date: March 12
Time: TBA
Contact: Harriet 928-4568
Place: TBA
Comments: Maple Slough is between Little Bateau and Big Bateau Bays. Where the land is high enough, red maples grow tall and thick. Their red seeds are maturing this time of year giving the justification for the name Red Maple.

Johnson's Beach
Date: March 12, 13
Time: TBA
Contact: Larry McDuff 928-1582
Place: Put in Big Lagoon State Park
Comments: Overnight camping trip, beginner friendly, on a barrier island in the National Seashore system.

Overnight to Jug Lake
Date: March 19, 20
Time: TBA
Contact: Bob Andrews (251) 367-4144
Place: Call Bob
Comments: Camping on the platforms, limit six persons.

Full Moon Float
Date: Friday, March 25
Time: 6:00 PM
Contact: Brint Adams 583-9919
Place: Meaher State Park boat ramp
Comments: Paddle up the Blakely River to Sardine Pass to Justins Bay. Dinner at a restaurant afterwards.

Demo Day
Date: March 26
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Contact: Pensacola Kayak & Sail or Fairhope Boat Store
Place: Pensacola
Comments: kayak vendors will have dozens of boats to try out on the water.

Boiling Creek
Date: March 26
Time: TBA
Contact: Harriet and Fritz Ingraham
Place: TBA
Comments: You should get a recreation pass for Eglin Air Force Base now for the coming season. See the website for details.

Matt's Easter Sunday
Date: March 27
Time: 2 p.m.
Contact: Matt Darring
Place: from Hurricane Landing to Six Bits Creek
Comments: Hurricane Landing has a $3 launch fee. Trip is about 10 miles, intermediate level. Leave Hurricane, cross the Tensaw River to Basin Negro. An island at the top of the basin marks a creek to the left.

Marilyn's Party
Date: April 9
Time: TBA
Contact: Marilyn Craig,
Place: Fowl River
Comments: Marilyn hosted the club last year at her home, where we had a fine paddle on the river and potluck supper afterwards. She's going to do it again this year. Please let her know you are coming; she is providing chicken, sodas and paper plates.

At the meeting we had 37 people attending, including our guest speaker Casi Callaway, Executive Director, Mobile Baywatch. Ms. Callaway gave an overview of four projects Mobile Baywatch is doing now:
(1) Liquified Natural Gas,
(2) the Causeway and a Hydrological Modification Impact Study,
(3) Pritchard Sewer, and
(4) U.S. Highway 98 over Big Creek Lake.

Mobile Baywatch and the Waterkeeper Alliance benefit the State of Alabama. If you want to learn more see their website at or phone (251) 433-4BAY (4229)