First a $250 check, then a letter of support, from the Hamilton County, Florida Tourist Development Council (TDC). WWALS thanks TDC!
In this picture taken at the 26 October 2014 Dead River Sink Outing in Hamilton County, Alapaha River Water Trail Committee Chair Chris Graham helps hold up the WWALS banner while Committee member Chris Mericle hands the $250 TDC check to WWALS president John S. Quarterman. Picture by WWALS Treasurer Gretchen Quarterman, who deposited the check.
Chris Mericle reported 13 November 2014:
Attached is a letter of Support for the water trail from Hamilton Co. Tourist Development Council (TDC). TDC is very willing and happy to help promote the trail. They will have a person at the Florida welcome station once a week and at the Heritage center in White Springs as well to distribute tourism related materials and want the water trail info to be among the brochures distributed.
Here’s the TDC letter in PDF and below is the text of the letter.
Carmen Jones, Jennings Council
Dot Robinson. 1-75 Welcome
Hamilton County Tourist Development Council
WWALS Watershed Coalition
7712 SW 32nd Lane
Jasper, Fl 32052
Dear Mr. Mericle
RE: Support Letter for WWALS Watershed Coalition project:
The Development of the Alapaha River Water Trail
The Hamilton County Tourist Development Council is pleased to provide this letter of support on the WWALS Watershed Coalition project to develop the Alapaha River Water Trail.
We, the Council agree that:
The Council recognizes and supports the concept of the Alapaha Water Trail as outlined by the website www.wwals.net/maps/alapaha-water-trail.
- Citizens of Hamilton County value the Alapaha River as a natural resource. it provides outdoor recreation such as fishing, boating, swimming and birding.
- Citizens will benefit from the natural experiences afforded by the trail. The water trail can be linked to existing hiking, biking, and the Suwannee RiverWilderness Trial to encourage multipurpose participation.
- The economy of the county will benefit from visitors to the water trail supporting local businesses.
- The Council will provide $250 toward the development of this water trail for marketing materials, such as brochures, maps, and online website information.
1153 US Hwy 41 NW Suite 2, Jasper. FL 32052 Ph. 386.792.6829 Fax 386.792.6808
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