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Bayou Fountain… Street?… View


Street View!

Ever since we started working to turn Bayou Fountain into a paddle trail, one thought we’ve always had was that it’d be really great to get the bayou added to Google Maps’  “Street View”.  Well, guess what we just did…

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Project ReWard — Now With Bigger Paddleboards!


Project: ReWard

While we’re out there cleaning up, maintaining the Bayou Fountain paddle trail, and working on getting gear together for a unique and interesting project we’re working on, here’s another work day from our most recent winter/spring project.

The first crane mat in the video was exceptionally large, even for crane mats on Ward Creek. Obviously, there’s really only one thing to do with a giant floating crane mat you’ve just pulled off the legs of a bridge — hop on and see if you can paddle it. The answer to that is, yes, you can use an epic crane mat as a stand-up paddleboard, but no, it doesn’t really maneuver well or move fast. (Special thanks to Mike for paddling over to give me a lift back to the bridge.)

Stay tuned for more from Project ReWard, Season Two.


Project ReWard — Season 2, Episode 1


Project: ReWard

Every winter we choose another larger than usual project to take on while the weather’s cool.  Our previous winter project was Project ReWard, where we made a major assault on all the bridges and problem areas on Ward Creek in order to start preparing it for more paddling access.  With a new BREC paddle launch (or two?) on the way (we’re told late this year), we wanted to revisit Ward Creek for another round.  So, here we are with Project ReWard — Season Two. Read more…

Work To Do, Weather Or Not


With severe weather forecast for the weekend, all our plans were scrubbed.  We were looking forward to just taking the weekend off to relax and recuperate a bit, but what we got instead was an adventure and a very long day. Read more…

Project ReWard — Expedition Seven


Project: ReWard

There was quite a current for Ward Creek when we headed out for Expedition Seven of Project ReWard, but we weren’t going to let that stop us from some rework on a couple bridges.  Not to mention, current can also be useful. Read more…

Fun Fountain Paddle


Paddling on Bayou Fountain

We did our hard labor on Project ReWard on Good Friday, leaving the rest of a long Easter weekend open.  We were more than happy to bring a trailer of canoes to Highland Road Park so a group could get in a beautiful day of paddling on the bayou. Read more…

Project ReWard — Expedition Six


Project: ReWard

For the sixth expedition of PaddleBR’s Project ReWard, we headed out again to the rapidly diminishing Ward Creek Lumberyard at Pecue to polish off the remains of the epic jam.  It was another very long day, but what a difference a couple very long days made. Read more…