We're getting ready to Party! We are Celebrating 15 Years of Paddling on March 23rd!March Meeting - Please note change of day for March meeting only
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 7pm in the Tensaw Theater at Five Rivers. This will be the last chance to order club shirts which will be distributed at our 15 year Celebration on Sunday, March 23rd. Shirts are $12 (add $3 for sizes 2X-4X). We will also be discussing final arrangements for the party which will be held at Meaher State Park. Also, we are asking everyone that knows they will make the party to bring their $5 to pay for the rental of facility, paper products, and some meats. Please spread the word about our celebration, we want everyone to join in the fun!
*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 following paddles have been posted on the MBCKC Calendar. Click on the Calendar link to the right for more info on these paddles.
Saturday, Feb 22nd - Paul Taylor's 4th Saturday Brooks Park Paddle 8am in Chickasaw
Saturday, March 22nd - Paul Taylor's 4th Saturday Brooks Park Paddle
Sunday, March 23rd - Celebrating 15 years of Paddling! Anniversary Party - plenty of paddling, food, and fun!
Saturday, February 22 -Work day for new canoe and kayak launch at Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge in Gulf Shores. JOIN us from 8 am to 12:00 pm for a volunteer work day in the wild and beautiful setting of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. We will be working on a new Kayak Launch that will benefit residents and visitors alike. We will meet at the Jeff Friend Trail Head on February 22, 2014. We will be posting signs, removing trash, and setting up the launch. Please dress appropriately and bring work gloves if you have them. Call Denise McInturff at 251-540-7720 for additional information or with any questions.
Friday, March 14:
The Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is hosting a ribbon cutting on Friday, March 14 at 10:00 a.m. to celebrate the newly completed "Kayak & Canoe Launch" at the Jeff Friend Trail. All paddlers are invited to participate and launch their kayaks and canoes at the ribbon cutting event. The kayak and canoe launch is approximately 6.5 miles west of state route 59 on Ft. Morgan Road (state route 180) in Gulf Shores.
Saturday, March 29th : Battle on the Bayou kayak/canoe race
for more info: http://battleonthebayou.com/
April 3 - 6: Paddle Bayou LaFourche - Paddle one day or paddle/camp all
for more info: http://btnep.org/subsites/Paddle/PaddleHome.asp
April 12: Bluz Cruz: a 22 mile paddle adventure down the Mighty Mississippi
for more info: http://www.bluzcruz.com/
April 19: 4th Annual Great Drift: Dog River Blueway Paddle - No details yet, will post when we get them
April 26: 1st Chickasha Bouge Paddle/Brooks Park - Details to come
Info on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chickasha-Bogue-Paddle/261275497375000
April 26: Third Annual Battle of the Bay Canoe and Kayak Race
For more info: http://www.savlp.org/