Mar
19
Sat
Community Clean Up @ Future Visitor Center Site
Mar 19 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Bring your favorite gloves and tools! Water will be provided! Requests for proposals to begin the design and implementation of the center are being sent out this week for this exciting project!

Apr
2
Sat
Crepe Myrtle Trail Bike Ride @ Crepe Myrtle Trail
Apr 2 all-day
Crepe Myrtle Trail Bike Ride @ Crepe Myrtle Trail | Mobile | Alabama | United States

Bikers of all ages are welcome to celebrate the beauty of coastal Alabama with the 11-mile Crepe Myrtle Trail Ride on Saturday, April 2!

The riders will travel from Arlington Park (1814 15th Street, Mobile 36615). This ride is designed to connect Mobilian bikers with the beauty and biodiversity of the western coast of Mobile Bay and is an informational tour about the ecology, economics and histroy of the area. Speakers at the ride will cover salt marshes and wetlands, birds and other estuarive animals, oyster reefs/living shorelines, and the history of the Brookley Aeroplex along with the economic impacts of Airbus.

If you are bringing a rider who is 15 years old or younger, they are required to bring and wear a helmet.

Apr
16
Sat
Great Drift – Dog River Clearwater Revival @ Dog River
Apr 16 all-day
Great Drift - Dog River Clearwater Revival @ Dog River | Mobile | Alabama | United States

Annual family kayak/canoe trip down Dog River, organized by Dog River Clearwater Revival. Occurs April 16, 2016; visit Dogriver.org for more details.

Apr
24
Sun
Annual Dog River Mudbottom Revival Music Festival
Apr 24 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This year’s event is proud to welcome Willie Sugarcapps as the headliner along with The Lizards and Paw Paw’s Medicine Cabinet. Willie Sugarcapps is a combination of local artists Grayson Capps, Will Kimbrough, Corky Hughes and the duo Sugarcane Jane coming together to bring songwriter-in-the-round and jam session-styled collaborations. The five artists take turns singing lead and switching instruments, such as fiddle, banjo, mandolin, lap steel, bass and even ukulele. The sound is a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll, a little blues, a little New Orleans and tells a story.
The music festival will benefit the Dog River Clearwater Revival efforts to protect and improve the water quality of Dog River. Sponsorships are available — call Marbury Buckhaults @ 251-458-8533 or email marburybuck@att.net
The private lot hosting the event is located at 2415 Venetia Road and tickets are $25, with children under 10 getting in free. Online tickets go on sale March 15. Stay tuned for updated information.

Jul
12
Tue
Peninsula of Mobile Corridor Master Plan @ Fulton Road Baptist Church Sanctuary & Gymnasium
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Peninsula of Mobile and Goodwyn Mills Cawood, Inc. invite you to join in the celebration of the Corridor Master Plan for the peninsula portion of Dauphin Island Parkway.

This plan began in 2013, with ideas, input, research and commitment from our local residents, community and business leaders, neighborhood organizers, city, county, state and Federal officials, to create a vision encouraging economic redevelopment of Mobile’s unique community through flood resilience. Now, the Master Plan for our community is ready to be unveiled. Bring your friends and neighbors and come be a part of theis celebration!

Presenting the Corridor Master Plan for the Peninsula of Mobile – the Heart of Dauphin Island Parkway @ Fulton Road Baptist Church
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

COME CELEBRATE OUR FUTURE!
Presenting the
PENINSULA OF MOBILE
CORRIDOR MASTER PLAN
The Heart of Dauphin Island Parkway

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
6:00-8:00 pm

Fulton Road Baptist Church
Sanctuary & Gymnasium
1800 Dauphin Island Parkway

The Peninsula of Mobile and Goodwyn Mills Cawood, Inc. invite you to join in the celebration of the Corridor Master Plan for the peninsula portion of Dauphin Island Parkway.

This plan began in 2013, with ideas, input, research and commitment from our local residents, community and business leaders, neighborhood organizers, city, county, state and Federal officials, to create a vision encouraging economic redevelopment of Mobile’s unique community through flood resilience. Now, the Master Plan for our community is ready to be unveiled. Bring your friends and neighbors, and come be a part of this celebration!

RSVP: Sher Graham, 251-404-3924,
by Friday, July 8, 2016.

The Peninsula of Mobile is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to “Supporting the development of a clean and vibrant community while working to sustain the sensitive environment which IS … The Peninsula.” Visit www.thepeninsulaofmobile.org or “like” us on Facebook.

Apr
1
Sat
4th Annual Crepe Myrtle Trail Bike Ride @ Arlington Park
Apr 1 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The mission of this ride is to support the development of the Crepe Myrtle Trail and other multi-use path initiatives in Mobile!

Here are few changes that are happening this year resulting from a survey conducted after last year’s ride. The changes will make for a safer and more enjoyable, and will raise money that will go towards the creation of a Crepe Myrtle Trail.

  • (1) Helmets are now required for this event. This includes all humans, including those smaller ones that might ride in trailers and ride-a-longs
  • (2) registration is $10 for people ages 13 and up
  • (3) children 8-12 are free (see info about kids below), and
  • (4) the new, official turn-around spot is McNally Park.

Late Registration: 8:00 am
Ride Start: 8:30 am

**Start Location**
– Starts at Arlington Park (1814 15th St S)
– Location Link: https://goo.gl/maps/DvoSDCKtvTy

**Registration**
– Early registration is through March 30: $10 – ages 13 and up.
– Same day Registration (on April 1): $15
– Riders age 8-12 are FREE
– Tickets are limited to 500 riders – get yours while you can!
– Register: http://www.crepemyrtleride.com/
– Proceeds from this ride will go towards operating costs of the ride, and towards the design and construction of a Crepe Myrtle Trail.

**Helmets**
– This year, HELMETS ARE REQUIRED for all riders – there are no exceptions.
– Children in towed trailers and on “ride-a-longs” are permitted, but only with proper safety gear (helmets, seat belts, etc.)

**Young Riders**
– For safety considerations of all riders, bike riders under age 8 are not allowed – sorry kids!
– Children in towed trailers and on “ride-a-longs” are permitted, but only with proper safety gear (helmets, seat belts, etc.).
– Children should be experienced riders and be able enough to ride the full 10.6 miles in potentially warm weather or an oncoming wind.
– PARENTS OR GUARDIANS MUST REMAIN WITH CHILDREN DURING THE ENTIRE RIDE.
– Riders that fall behind will be picked up and transported back to Arlington Park.
– No training wheels allowed.

**Route Information**
– Length: 10.6 Miles (with stops)
– Route Map: https://www.strava.com/routes/7524111

**Speed**
Beginner Friendly Pace (8-12 mph)

**T-Shirts**
$20 in advance ($25 day of as supplies last) can be purchased during the registration process and picked up on the day of the event.

**Sponsors and Supporters**
This ride is made possible by Mobile United, with help from many other organizations including Alabama Coastal Foundation, Bicyclemobile.org, City of Mobile: Parks & Recreation, Delta Bike Project, Dog River Clearwater Revival, Downtown Mobile Alliance, Mobile Airport Authority,Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS), Mobile Baykeeper, Mobile County Health Department – MCHD, since 1816, TEAM SHERIFF, Partners for Environmental Progress (PEP), Team Share the Road, The Peninsula of Mobile, and the USA Foundation.

Crepe Myrtle Trail Ride 2016

Apr
22
Sat
Great Drift Paddle 2017 @ McNally Park
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Peninsula is proud to co-host the event this year as the route begins and ends at the Peninsula’s own newly established Perch Creek East launch site inside McNally Park located at 4380 Park Road off Dauphin Island Parkway near the tip of the Peninsula. The site offers plenty of parking.

Paddlers will glide through serene areas of one of the watershed’s cleanest streams. Marine biologists will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the flora and fauna. Bring your own canoe, kayak or SUP (no motorized vessels) or rent one from Sunshine Canoes (251-367-4144). Reserve early. On-site help available at noon.

The annual Post Drift Party will be held immediately following at the River Shack Restaurant and Oyster Bar at the mouth of Dog River – only a quick 2 mile drive south. Again this year, the River Shack will provide DISCOUNTED FOOD for registered paddlers with coupon.

The Dog River Scenic Blueway is a project of Dog River Clearwater Revival promoting stewardship of the Dog River Watershed, cultural and historical awareness, and recreational opportunities for paddling enthusiasts and recreational boaters in Mobile’s urban river and its tributaries.

Required launch/safety meeting at 1 PM, launch to follow.

Remember to bring your life vest & whistle!

* We are honored to dedicate this year’s Drift in memory of Rob Nykvist – devoted paddler, lover of Dog River and lead boat for this annual event. And proud to join in partnership with The Peninsula of Mobile.

 

 

photo: Great Drift 2016 Rabbit Creek

Sep
16
Sat
West Mobile Bay Coastal Cleanup @ McNally Park
Sep 16 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Oct
7
Sat
Art – Peninsula Style @ McNally Park
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm