Friday, May 31, 5:00pm - 9:00pm: An evening banquet will be hosted at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science from 5:00pm until 9:00pm.
Saturday, June 1, 7:00am - 6:00pm: Field Trips 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 – All 5 trips will leave from Cabot Lodge parking lot at 7:00am.
Saturday, June 1, 7:00pm – 10:00pm Auction with bar and food at Cabot Lodge
Sunday, June 1, 7:00am - 6:00 pm: Field Trips 1, 2, 3 – All 4 trips will leave from Cabot Lodge parking lot at 7:00am.
All trips have been mapped and are available via google maps here.
Trip 1: Buttahatchie River- Saturday and Sunday, no RSVP necessary, no guide. Clear gravel rivers with high diversity in the Mobile drainage. Site 1 at Highway 45 (33.704, -88.346) and Site 2 Caledonia Bridge (33.673, -90.763).
Trip 2: Homochitto River and Bogue Chitto: Saturday and Sunday, no RSVP necessary, guided by Matt Roberts only on Sunday. Clear gravel rivers with high diversity in the Mississippi River and Gulf drainages, respectively . Site 1 at Homochitto River/McGehee Creek at Scott-Murray Road (31.4705, -90.763) and Site 2 at Stallings Bridge Road (31.057, -90.225). When parking do not block the turnaround for the outfitters.
Trip 3: Bouie River, Black Creek, Big Creek: Saturday and Sunday, no RSVP necessary, no guide. Blackwater Creeks in the Gulf drainages. Black Creek at Old Highway 49 (31.053, -89.192) and Ashe Nursey Road (31.0515, -89.178), Big Creek at Rockhill Brooklyn Road (31.066, -89.269), and Bouie River at Highway 49 (31.425, -89.415).
Trip 4: Strong River, Pearl River, and tributaries: Saturday and Sunday guided by Matt Wagner with lunch included. High diversity sites medium hardpan/gravel river, large gravel/sand river, and small sand/gravel tributary in the Pearl/Gulf drainage. Strong River (31.885, -89.997), is private property and we only have permission in the mornings. Do not go without the group. Afternoon visit to mainstem Pearl River Gravel/sandbar via boat (31.239, -89.848). Time permitting we will visit a headwater tributary to the Pearl River (31.158, -89.846). Must RSVP by April 30th to: email@example.com
Trip 5 – Mississippi River: Mainstem Mississippi River guided by Jan Hoover. This trip will only occur on Saturday and can safely accommodate 12 guests in boats. Boats are open, although the largest has a canopy for shade. This trip will depart from the Vicksburg City Front Boat Ramp (32.351, -90.884) at 8:30am. Must RSVP by April 15 to: Jan.J.Hoover@usace.army.mil
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