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Monday, June 24, 2013

July Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 in the Tensaw Theater of Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.   Each month, MBCKC invites its members to host and/or coordinate our monthly meetings.  Jenny Manders, MBCKC member, has done just that!  Jenny has coordinated both the July and the August meetings, and both promise to be educational/interesting.  Below is an announcement for July's meeting.

The Mobile Tensaw Delta and Bluffs: A National Legacy
Guest Speaker: Bill Finch, Project Director for Friends of the Delta and Lead Horticulturist and Science Adviser with the Mobile Botanical Gardens.

There's a growing recognition that the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and Bluffs region is a national treasure on par with The Great Smoky Mountains, Yosemite or Yellowstone. Some believe its diversity of plants and animals would be unparalleled in the National Park System, and its rich human history, from thousand-year-old cities to Africatown to Blakeley Historic Park, make it a potential Global Heritage site.

How can we finally take advantage of this world class resource without destroying it? A group of local residents, the Friends of the Delta, is exploring the possibility of expanding opportunities for recreation, hunting, fishing, tourism and conservation in the Delta by tapping into the resources of the National Park System. If the efforts of the National Park Service can be added to the work already done by the state and others, the Mobile Tensaw Delta could become a national crown jewel, a world class draw bringing in tens of millions of dollars each year, while making communities around the bay more livable and enjoyable.

Join us in exploring those possibilities.

 Notes:
*Volunteers wanted to lead/conduct MBCKC meetings. Presently, September is the next available opening. If you would like to conduct a meeting or suggest a guest speaker, please contact Tracy Lannie, MBCKC coordinator, at 463-4233 or tracy@thelannies.us

*If you would like to present a "mini-slide show paddle report" during one of the monthly meetings, please contact Tracy Lannie. Members are encouraged to share their paddle trip in this style. Time allotted for these presentations are 5-7 minutes
 

Upcoming Paddles and Events
The below paddles and events have been added to the MBCKC Calendar.  Click on the Calendar tab on the right for details.
Paddles
Fish River Paddle -Saturday, June 29

Gene Boothe's July 4th Fairhope Fireworks Paddle - this paddle is not on the club calendar.  For details contact Gene Boothe at 421-7826 or 928-4978

Full Moon Paddle - Sunday, July 21 launching from Buzbees 6pm
 

Events:
Chickasaw's first July 4th Paddle -    Delta Landing Marina 6pm

Pelican Canoe & Kayak Race - Contact: Liz Bizer, (251) 990-5004 or liz@weeksbay.org