The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 7th at 7pm in the Longleaf Room of Delta Hall/ Five Rivers Delta Resource Center. We will again be discussing our upcoming Spring paddle/camp trip to Silver River. We will also discuss the traveling Smithsonian "Water/ Ways" exhibit that is coming to Five Rivers this fall. The exhibit will be there for several weeks. We will discuss ways for MBCKC members to get involved in helping promote the event and holding paddles during the event and more.
Lower Fish River Cleanup - February 11, 2017 -
Join the Weeks Bay Foundation and Thompson Engineering for a fun day paddling and
getting the trash out of lower Fish River. We will meet at the Fish River boat ramp (under Hwy 98 Bridge at Weeks Bay) at 10am and the Thompson Barge will shuttle folks and their boats upstream.At the end of the day, you can paddle back down or
hitch a ride back on the trash barge!
For more information, or to sign up, call 251-990-5004 or email
March 18th -Battle on the Bayou VIII - for more info: http://battleonthebayou.com/
March 18 - Bay Minette Basin Paddle (including new Bartram Canoe Trail Platforms) for more info: http://alabamascenicrivertrail.com/events/?eventID=98&date=03/18/2017
March 23-26 - Paddle Bayou Lafourche - A 52 mile, 4 day adventure (or you can choose to paddle however many days you wish). For more info: http://paddling.btnep.org/PaddleHome.aspx
April 8th - Apple Snail Roundup - Langham Park 9-11am - for more info: http://www.mobilebaykeeper.org/apple-snail-round-up/
April 22nd -The Great Drift - Free paddling event that promotes the Dog River Scenic Blueway, for more info: http://dogriver.org/events/great-drift-paddle/
April 22nd - Chickasha Bogue Paddle - April 22nd - For more info: http://cityofchickasaw.org/recreation/chickasha-bogue-paddle/
April 22nd - Pascagoula Run - Celebrating one of the last, largest free flowing river in the United States for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/251393808632526/
April 29th - Delta Woods & Water Expo: for more info: http://www.deltawoodsandwatersexpo.com/
Mobile Bay Canoe & Kayak Annual Paddling Film Festival - Tuesday, May 2
Silver River Paddle/Camp Florida 2- day trip - April 1& 2, 2017 MBCKC will paddle Silver River on April 1st and camp in Suwannee River State Park that night (camping is optional & limited, you may overnight where you choose). Paddlers have 2 options on Sunday, April 2nd - Paddle Suwannee River or drive to Wakulla River in St. Marks, FL and do an approximately 4.5 mile trip there before heading home. MUST contact Tracy if you plan to attend. firstname.lastname@example.org
Silver River is in Marion County, FL and runs to the West of Ocala National Forrest. The river, which is regarded as being in pristine condition and fed by Silver Springs, flows through undeveloped woodland . The water is crystal clear and takes on a silvery hue, thus the name.Wildlife abounds and includes many types of turtles, alligator, anhinga, cormorant, white ibis, limpkin, wood ducks, several different types of heron and more! Rhesus monkeys have lived in the Ocala Forrest since they were accidentally released in the 1930's and now they thrive. There are over 100 troops and they like to come down to the water's edge to watch the paddlers!
Happy New Year! The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 4th. We will be making plans for a paddling weekend on Silver River in Ocala, FL and a second body of water (option of paddling at Suwannee River State Park or Wakulla River).