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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

April Notes and Paddles

May Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tues. May 6, 7 PM at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center on the causeway in the Tensaw Theater.

David Armstrong with Wildlife and Fisheries will give a presentation of various Access Areas for kayaks within a several county area. Additionally, he is available to talk about any other topics from fishes to wildlife of our area. David always gives a great presentation - don't miss this meeting.


The Grandman Triathlon - SEARCH FOR VOLUNTEERS IS CLOSED - Thanks to all those who did volunteer. If you are one of the signed volunteers and need to contact Harriet, her number is: 604.3741

DogPaddle 2008
June 14, 2008 Dog River Park 9 a.m. through 12 a.m.
Kayak and Canoe races - Win a Dog Bone !!!!!!!!

The Pensacola Beach Triathlon will be held Sunday, April 27, starting with a swim off Quietwater Beach at 7:00 a.m. The race director is looking for some kayakers to assist the lifeguards in aiding any swimmers that may encounter difficulties.
The race director is Steven Fair, and his email is

Saturday - Sunday, May 10-11 Paddle Lafayette 2008 --- Lafayette, LA.
Two day event showcasing the ecology and culture of the Lafayette, LA area. For more information and registration please visit

Tree Planting on Little Dauphin Island
Mobile Bay NEP will host another tree planting on Little Dauphin Island this Saturday (April 5) from 9-12. Volunteers should arrive at the AL Marine Resource Division office on Dauphin Island at 9am. Commemorative t-shirts will be given to all participants. Volunteers should bring sunscreen, bug spray, and their own shovel. Water and soft drinks will be provided.
Kara Lankford Mobile Bay National Estuary Program 251-431-6409 251-431-6450

Kayak Seminar
Mike Bosarge, president of Mobile Bay Kayak Fishing Assn invites the members of the MCKC to the 1st Annual Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Seminar on April 12th and 13th at 5 Rivers. The seminar includes topics such as fishing from the kayaks, local conservation. The Tensaw theater will have Jason Smith on Kayaking Streams and Rivers, KC of Baykeeper on Pathogens and Sewage Spills, MBNEP on Spillwater, CCA of Alabama on Gillnets in Alabama, Mobile Powerboat Squadron on Boating safety for kayakers and DI Sealab on Manatees in Mobile. Classroom 2 will be used for the fishing lectures. Entrance is free for all MCKC members.

Becks Lake to Open
What was known as one of the best places to fish and boat in Northwest Florida is going to be open again. It's about 10 miles up the Escambia River and is in the "heart" of the 35,000 acres of Florida Wildlife Mgmt area, very similar to Tensaw River area. It is at the end of "Becks Lake Road" about 15 min north of I-10 on Hwy 29 in Cantonment, north of Pensacola. For more info see

April Paddles

Byrnes Lake (in the Lower Delta)
When: Sat April 19
Contact: Harriet & Fritz Ingraham 928.4568; 604.3741
Metting Place: Meet at Bruno's supermarket in Spanish Fort - intersection of Hwy 31 and County Rd 225 at 9:30 a.m., Sat morning. Caravan to launch
Launch at Byrnes Lake launch (9 miles north on 225).
Notes: Paddle will be modest - round trip at least about 6 miles, at most, 10 miles. Bring snack, bugspray, water, usual necessities.

Juli's Lazy Afternoon Paddle
When: April 3, Thursday 4:30 pm
Where: Bayfront Park - Daphne, AL
Contact: Juli Day 377.0054
Juli wants to paddle in places she's never been before. A lazy exploratory paddle - short in duration and paced for about anyone. CALL JULI IF YOU PLAN TO COME!!!!!!!!!

Bartram Trail from Rice Creek Landing to theIndian Mounds on Bottle Creek
When: Tuesday, April 8.
Meeting Place: Meeting place and time of departure are to be determined.
Contact: Please contact Steve Day at 251-421-1847 to get the time and meeting place.
Notes: You should expect to be on the paddle for most of the day as the pace will be "relaxed." Bring a lunch, proper clothing, sunscreen for protection, and all necessary safety gear including life vests/preservers. Call Steve if you have any questions.