Calendar
Open to the Public!
Event ID: 243909 Event Status: Cancelled
Event Description

Event Update: Postponed until TBD.  

We checked the water level of the Buffalo Bayou this morning is it running double what it normally runs.  This level of water would make it difficult to paddle upstream, therefore, we are going to postpone this event to another day. 

We are still working to pick a new date and will notify you as soon as we do.

BCO presents BOATS, Bats & Brew

The moon will be big, but not quite full

 

BOATS, Bats & Brew

Grab your kayak or canoe and let's paddle up to the bats (but not too close :)) It will be a sunset paddle that will end in the dark, so please be prepared.  Lights, water shoes, pfd - let's play!

Meet at 7:00 PM in the parking behind the Fonde Center close to the bayou. (leaving at 7:45 PM) located at 110 Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007 - parking details below

 

"There is something amazing going on underneath the Waugh Drive Bridge near Buffalo Bayou. About 250,000 of Houston’s best-kept secrets have been quietly residing within the crevices of Waugh Drive Bridge for a number of years.  “The Waugh Bridge Bat Colony” consists of Mexican free-tailed bats that emerge nightly to stretch their wings & feed on area insects." http://www.houstontx.gov/parks/batpage.html

 

BOATS

Bring your own kayak or canoe.  BCO has some loaner boats available; please contact the office if you need one (you do need to be a BCO Member to borrow a boat) Austin Canoe and Kayak does overnight rentals, call 713-660-7000 to get a boat.

 

BATS

The bats start leaving the bridge somewhere between 8:15 and 8:30. We will get on our boats this evening to enjoy and watch their amazing life on the water.

 

BREWS

And what about the brews...?

We'll bring some beverages to share after we pack up and then maybe head out to somewhere close by.

 

Parking: The Fonde Center is located on Sabine @ Memorial - the large parking lot is behind and towards Buffalo Bayou. City of Houston Lot H – Over 400 spaces available for public parking on weekends and after 6 pm on weekdays. Buffalo Bayou Park trails can be accessed from Sabine Promenade.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/29%C2%B045'46.6%22N+95%C2%B022'24.8%22W/@29.7629933,-95.3741081,19z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d29.7629444!4d-95.3735556

 

DIRECTIONS: If you are traveling East on Memorial Dr., take the Sabine St exit and pass Sabine St and take the first right into the parking lot. If you are traveling West on Memorial Dr., turn left on Houston Ave, pass under Memorial and take the right hand turn into the parking lot on your right. The parking lot is connected to the Fonde Community Center’s Parking Lot located at 110 Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007. Once in the parking lot: drive to the rear of the lot near the water. We meet in the parking lot behind the Fonde Center close to the bayou.

 

Please bring a headlamp, water shoes, mosquito spray and quick dry clothes (no jeans).

This event is open to kids who know how to kayak and swim.  Please note – everyone needs a life jacket, and this event will be in the dark

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight for our paddle on the bayou!  A couple of notes and suggestions:

We will leave right at 7:30, please be ready to launch no later than 7:15.  PFD's (life vests) are required.  If you are borrowing a loaner from BCO, we will bring them for you.

1. If you are using a BCO loaner, please try and arrive no later than 6:30 to get you outfitted

2. Sunset is at 8:00 so we will be launching just as it gets dark - bring a headlamp, it will help

3. We are launching off the bank.  Don't dress up; it might be a little wet.  My suggestion for attire will be comfortable pants, shirt and shoes you don't mind getting as little wet...  

4. As we paddle up the bayou, you'll be able to observe the first emerging bats flying down the bayou. 

 

Additional info call 713-524-3567 or e-mail to info@bayoucityoutdoors.com

  

Event Details
Event: WATER TOO HIGH: BCO presents BOATS, Bats & Brew Members: Free
Where: Fonde Center Parking Lot Non Members: Free
Address: 110 Sabine St. Meeting Place: At Event Location
Location Website: n/a Meeting Address: Same as Event Location
Meet Loc Website: n/a Meeting Time: 7:30 AM
Location Phone: n/a Parking Cost:
Start Date-Time: 08/12/2017 - 7:30 PM Reg. Deadline: 08/12/2017
* End Date-Time: 08/12/2017 - 10:00 PM PrePay Required: No

Event Leader:
Amy Hope
Contact Leader

     

Location (More Detail)
Event Location: Fonde Center Parking Lot
Address: 110 Sabine St.
Directions: The Fonde Center is located on Sabine @ Memorial - the large parking lot is behind and towards Buffalo Bayou. DIRECTIONS: If you are traveling East on Memorial Dr. take the Sabine St exit and pass Sabine St and take the first right into the parking lot. If you are traveling West on Memorial Dr: Turn left on Houston Ave. Pass under Memorial and take the right hand turn into the parking lot on your right. The parking lot is connected to the Fonde Community Center’s Parking Lot located at 110 Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007. Once in the parking lot: drive to the rear of the lot near the water.
 
How to Find the Group: meet behind Sabine Lofts next to the bayou - look for the white-green bco sign


Members: 35 Max Attendance: 60
Guests: 16 Spots Available: 9
Total: 51 Guest Limit: No Limit

Overnight: No Kid Friendly: No
Skill Level: n/a Dog Friendly: No

What to Bring - Gear Details and Rules
 

* estimated
 
 
Membership Management by Memberize™
© 2001-2017 Hill Country Technologies, LLC. All rights reserved.
 

WebStats

Your session is about to expire...
Login Required
Admin Order Form