Join us for the 1st Annual Gator Bait Hatchling Race!
Join us for the 1st Annual Gator Bait Hatchling kayak race just for kids ages 5-17. The course length is tailored to each age group and ranges from 250 yards to 1 mile. Our goal is to introduce kids to the sport of kayaking, foster a love for the outdoors, and instill a desire to protect their environment for generations to come. There are 3 races per age group; Rental Kayaks (provided to all), Individual Kayaks (for those that own their own kayak), and Any Kayak (combination of rental and individual). Kids are encouraged to participate in as many races as they wish.
Where: Lakeshore Park Brandon, MS
Cost: $20 per racer ($15 for ACA members)
- Kayak rental
- Awards & Prizes
- Swag Bag
Classes are broken down into the following age groups. 5-7, 8-10, 11-12, 13-14, and 15-17. Class sizes are limited so register today!
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Help Support Nature Tourism on the MS River!
Two bills in favor of nature tourism are now alive in the Mississippi Legislature: SB2972 and HB1604. Mississippi voters, please ask your Senators and Representatives to vote “Yes!” for these bills and petition the Governor to sign them into law. If passed into law, businesses will be exempt from taxes on river guiding and outfitting services in the future (but of course still liable for any sales or rentals). This would be good news for the future of nature tourism along the Lower Mississippi River. See below for links to petition. Outside of Mississippi? You can still sign petition. Be sure to comment on your reason for doing so and your connection to us or the river. Thanks! We’re aiming for 3,000 signers (Petition found at: https://www.change.org/petitions/for-the-future-of-nature-tourism-along-mississippi-s-rivers)
The workshop is open to anyone over the age of 18 interested in conservation of our state’s rivers and streams. No experience or prior training are necessary.
- WHEN/WHERE: June 17th -18th , 2014 at Holmes County State Park, near Durant, MS. Overnight accommodations are available for Monday June 16th. *PLEASE NOTE* Workshop hours are from 8:00am-8:30pm on June 17th and 8:00am-5:00pm on June 18th.
- COST: The registration fee is $50.00, payable to the Mississippi Wildlife Federation (MWF), and includes all workshop materials, meals, snacks, and lodging. CEU’s are available at workshop for teachers for $25.00. (The registration fee does not include the CEU’s)
- HOW: Fill out the Registration Form here: 2014 Holmes County Workshop registration and return it, with your $50.00 payment, to the MWF. Once your registration is received, you will be sent details on the workshop. Registration deadline;May 22, 2014. **PLEASE NOTE** To receive a refund, you must contact the MWF with your cancellation notice by May 22, 2014. After that time, no refund will be given.
Return Form and Payment to:
For information about the workshop, contact
Mississippi Wildlife Federation
Debra Veeder Adopt-A-Stream Coordinator
517 Cobblestone Ct., Suite 2
Madison, MS 39110
Phone: (601)605-1790 Phone: (601)605-1790
Fax: (601) 605-1794 email: email@example.com