Past Events

Water Quality Testing Training Class – Alabama Water Watch  – Saturday, March 12,2016 at 9 AM 

Dog River Clearwater Revival is revamping their Water Quality Testing program. Volunteers register to attend training workshop on how to do it. Increase public awareness of local water quality and bacterial levels. With this program, DRCR hopes to accomplish the following goals: reduce the risk of exposure to unsafe bacterial levels by increasing public awareness of public health advisories, develop better baseline data of existing water quality, and increase public awareness of local water quality and bacterial levels.

4th Annual Dog River Fishing Tournament
     Saturday, October 18, 2014

  • Lines in at 6 AM and out by 2:30 PM
  • Weigh-in at the River Shack (6120 Marina Drive S.) from 2 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Fun event for both professional and recreational anglers. Awesome Prizes for Winners!!
  • Fish can come from only Mobile and Baldwin County inshore waters
  • Pre-register by mail (entries should be post marked by October 10), in person at the River Shack or Springdale Travel until noon on October 16, or onlineuntil 4 AM October 17. Captain’s Meeting registration from 5:30 PM – 7 PM at the River Shack.
  • For more information contact Jerrime Kitsos, [email protected]or call 251-375-4045.
  • Adult Fee (ages ages 16 and up) $35 includes t-shirt and ditty bag. Youth Fee (ages 6-15)  $15 includes t-shirt and goody bag.
  • Children are FREE (ages 5 and under) registration includes a goody bag and award for participation.
  • Adult & Youth Fish Categories: 1st, 2nd, 3rd prizes for each top Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Redfish.
  • Children Fish Categories: Croaker Prize for children with top 3 biggest croakers.
  • **$50 per boat Lunker Trout Category with one winner**

5th Annual Dog River Ghost Chase
5K Run/Walk and Goblin Gallop
     Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • Goblin Gallop at 5PM and 5K race will start at 5:10PM
  • Races will start and end at the River Shack (6120 Marina Drive S.)
  • Scenic 5K course where the Dog River meets Mobile Bay and spectacular views from the top of the Dog River bridge!!
  • The 5K race will be limited to 500 participants.
  • Pre-register by mail(entries should be postmarked by October 18, 2014), in person at McCoy Outdoor or Run-N-Tri in Mobile or Running Wild in Fairhope until noon on October 23, 2014, or online until 4 AM October 24, 2014. Race day registration from 3 – 4:30 PM at the River Shack.
  • Pre-registered- Adults: $20 Children (12 and under): $15
  • Day of Race- Adults: $25 / Children (12 and under): $15.
  • Entry fees include long sleeved race tee shirt, entry to the post-race party (River Shack snack and drinks), and a raffle ticket. Participants who pre-register by October 24 will receive two raffle tickets in their race packets.
  • 5K: Top three male and female Overall, top male and female Masters, Grandmasters, and Senior Grandmasters. Top three male and female in age groups: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, and 75-99. Goblin Gallop: Finish ribbons for participants.
  • Costume Contest: All participants and spectators are encouraged to dress in costume.
  • Register by October 18 to guarantee long sleeved tee shirt on race day. Tee shirts available on race day while supplies last.
  • Post race party including food, beverages, live music at the River Shack. Special dinner and beverage discounts offered at the River Shack to all race participants on October 25.
  • A mystery ghost will be somewhere in the race – will you be able to identify the spirit? Drawings for awesome prizes including a paddleboard or canoe – you must be present to win.

4th Annual Great Drift 
     Saturday, April 19th, 2014

  • FREE! No cost to participate!(Donations Welcome)
  • Launch Meeting at 1PM, followed by the launch of the boats.
  • Paddlers will set out from Robinson Bayou Launch at the end of GulfDale Drive and head for the
  • River Shack restaurant at the mouth of Mobile Bay (Dog River Bridge). Paddlers along the river are welcome to join us.
  • Directions: From I-10, exit 22 go south on Dauphin Island Parkway take a right (West) on  Gulfdale continue to the end of Gulfdale. You will see people unloading kayaks/canoes.
  • Bring your own boat, OR canoes and kayaks will be available to rent by reservation.
  • Call Sunshine Canoes at 251-367-4144 to reserve your boat!
  • Put in at Robinson Bayou or anywhere along the river. Check the website for public options.
  • Drop your boat at the launch site no later than 12:20 pm.  Drive your car to the River Shack, park and
  • take the shuttle back to the launch site. Last shuttle leaves the River Shack at 12:40 PM. Remember – wear your lifevest!
  • At the River Shack there will be LIVE MUSIC starting at 3:00 PM, DISCOUNTED FOOD for registered paddlers, displays by FAIRHOPE BOAT COMPANY and OUTDOOR EXCHANGE and LOTS OF FUN.
  • The Dog River Scenic Blueway is a partnership of the Dog River Clearwater Revival, National Park Service (Rivers, Trails & Conservation Assistance Program), City of Mobile, Mobile County, State of Alabama, Mobile County Health Department, Mobile Area Water and Sewer Service, Mobile Bay Canoe and Kayak Club Members, Port City Pacers, Mobile Bay National Estuary Program and more.
  • Click on link for more information:   GreatDrift_flyer_v3_2014

Dog River Watershed Derelict Vessel Removal     Tuesday, April 22, 2014

  • A visibly prominent boat inscribed with the words “Feed the Hungry,” along with four other boats/boat parts, will be removed from Dog River. Members of the media are invited to witness this event and interview participating partners.
  • The Dauphin Island Sea Lab, working with the Dog River Clearwater Revival community organization, was awarded a grant from NOAA’s Marine Debris Program to work on the problem of derelict vessels. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is also funding part of the effort. The derelict boats are the result of hurricanes, owner neglect and abandonment, or death of an owner. In some cases, individuals purposefully leave their old boats in the river, marsh, or tied up to private property making them a problem for someone else. The State of Alabama does not have a dedicated funding mechanism to address the problem.  A US Army Corps of Engineers Permit was required. The project involves: research, removal, restoration, and outreach.

Wetland Restoration Planting     Saturday, April 26, 2015

  • DRCR’s Restore Dog River Shores Wetland Restoration Project needs volunteers to help plant native wetland vegetation including trees, flowers, and grasses!
  • Please feel free to bring boots, gloves, shovels, and a canoe or kayak for planting along shoreline.
  • Lunch and refreshments will be served!
  • Schwarz Park
  • 3701 Riviere Du Chien Rd Mobile AL 36693
  • More information on our DRCR Facebook page!

Invasive Plant and Trash Removal at Schwarz Park     Saturday, March 22, 2015

  • We are kicking our habitat restoration project into high gear! We will be removing invasive plants and trash from Schwartz Park on Rivera Du Chein Dr. in preparation to plant native species.
  • This project is made possible by the Five Star Restoration Grant DRCR received from National Fish & Wildlife Foundation. Funding for the grant comes from the Southern Company through their NFWF partnership.
  • Click Here for more details!

Annual Meeting     Tuesday, January 21, 2014

  • Come let your voice be heard for a clean and healthy waterway for today and future generations. Our Annual Meeting will focus on updating you about all our work, what the 2014 year has in store and our Board of Elections will be held.
  • Our Keynote speaker this year is Roberta Swann, director of the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (MBNEP).  Roberta and her team are committed to promoting the wise stewardship of Alabama’s estuaries. Roberta will discuss the value of managing our coastal resources at the watershed scale, touching on our area’s growth since 1974.  She will highlight some of the unintended consequences of that growth and the challenges we face today as we work to restore what we value most about living on the Alabama coast.  Her presentation will include a brief explanation of the MS4 program and what is expected of those entities that hold permits under this program.
  • The MBNEP  has tirelessly worked to promote conservation based on science, education based on citizen involvement and helped developed solid partnerships between grassroots movements like DRCR.  Most recently, MBNEP funded the establishment of  the Coastal Area Stormwater Team (CAST), of which DRCR is a member, and the creation of .  MBNEP will update us on the status of the Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan for the next five years and how it will benefit us in the Dog River watershed.
  • Join us for an evening of all things Dog River and make an impact for healthy waters, heathy people today.
  • ALSO! We will award our annual DOG RIVER HERO AWARD: If you want to nominate a local river hero- please call Kim Sweet at 251-455-2646 or email [email protected] TODAY.  Nominations accepted until Friday January 17th.  If you are interesting in being on our board, please call Kim or write an email by then as well.  All are welcome to attend and remember yearly dues can be paid at the meeting as well or click the link below.  All Board members have to be current with their dues to be eligible for election.  THANKS and see you Tuesday!
  • Directions to the Mariner Restaurant are here.
  • LIKE us on Facebook and let us know if you are coming by clicking the ‘join’ button on our events page linked here.Meet and greet from 6 til 6:30.

3rd Annual Great Drift    Saturday, April 13, 2013

  • FREE! No cost to participate!
  • Join us on our fun annual float down Dog River.
  • The Great Drift helps to promote the Dog River Scenic Blueway; a string of sites along Dog River that provide public access to the River and all it’s natural beauty.
  • Drop off your boat at the Rabbit Creek BRIDGE Launch –  Access it by heading south on Rangeline Road, take left on Todd Blvd, veer onto Rangeline Service Road southbound and head toward Bridge.  Park where the road ends and we will be there to help you! Aee the Drive Map to launch site below.
  • Parking is provided at the River Shack with shuttle service to back to Rabbit Creek between Noon and 1:45.
  • Starting Ceremony at 2PM, followed by the launch of the boats.
  • Paddlers can set out from all points of Dog River and tributaries and head for the River Shack restaurant at the mouth of Mobile Bay (Dog River Bridge).
  • Bring your own boat, or canoes and kayaks will be available to rent by reservation:
Call Sunshine Canoes by April 10, 2013 at 251-367-4144 to reserve your boat!  Put in at Rabbit Creek Launch or anywhere along the river. 
  • Drop your boat at Rabbit Creek Launch (secure staging area) then drive to the River Shack Restaurant to park. There will be a shuttle service from the River Shack to the launch between noon and 1:45.
  • The Dog River Scenic Blueway is a partnership of the Dog River Clearwater Revival, National Park Service, City of Mobile, Mobile County, State of Alabama, Mobile County Health Department, Mobile Area Water and Sewer Service, Mobile Bay Canoe and Kayak Club Members, Port City Pacers and more.

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