Friends of the Locust Fork River April 2019 events

Friends of the Locust Fork River - April PSAs

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White Water Races

Saturday & Sunday, April 6, 7  from 9am to 3pm  

Location: King’s Bend

Enjoy one of the largest eco-friendly tourist attractions that takes place in Blount County.

Boaters in canoes & kayaks race the clock as they negotiate a ¼ mile course of slalom gates.

$3.00 per person each day. Jr High and younger - Free. $5.00 to camp includes entry fee.

Volunteer opportunities for adults including Wallace State students.

River Cleanups - Please Join!

Saturday, April 13    

FLFR volunteers are picking trash at 3 beautiful locations:

  • Swann Covered Bridge, led by Sam Howell at 9 am.
  • Mardis Mill Falls, led by Alden Brindle at 10 am.
  • End of Taylor Ford Road, led by Ana Self at 10:30 am.

Easy Canoe or Kayak Trip~~Great fun for the whole family!

Saturday, April 27, 9 am

FLFR’s canoe & kayak trip is easy enough for beginners, but beautiful enough everyone will want to come.  

  • 6 hour trip, including a stop for lunch, swimming & photography
  • boats & life jackets available to borrow, but if possible bring your own, so all interested will be able to participate.

Vicky & Shawn Wilson, kayak leaders.  

2019 Art & Photo Contest  Celebrating the Woodlands & Rivers of Blount County.

From wild flowers to armadillos there is no shortage of natural beauty to capture in Blount County! Submit entries May 1-July 31 - Photo entries will be accepted electronically. Art entries at the libraries. Big prizes CASH plus several $100 - Business’ Choice Awards.  

Youth Kayak Sprint~~June 8~~Register soon!

Participate in the Kayak Sprint at the 37th Alabama Youth State Games in Huntsville, AL

  • Male & female divisions. Ages 7-18  
  • 1st 100 racers to register will pay $10, after that $25.
  • FLFR will reimburse the $10 to the first 15 Blount Co. participants.
  • Deadline to register May 24th

Let's bring some Gold, Silver and Bronze medals to Blount County!

Volunteers Wanted!  FLFR is looking for Volunteers to give a hand in several projects, for example: Canoe & Kayak Races in April, The Art & Photo Contest, KDoR in June 15, etc. If you can spare 4 hours per month we have interesting & rewarding activities. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to join our team!

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