Lowndes-Valdosta Tourism Authority supports Troupville River Camp 2019-12-17

Thanks, CEO Chris Hamilton and the Board of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Conference Center and Tourism Authority for this letter supporting the Troupville River Camp project:

[a positive impact on the economy here and, likewise, the quality of life.]
a positive impact on the economy here and, likewise, the quality of life.

Please accept this letter as an endorsement of the WWALS Watershed Coalition’s pre-application for grant assistance regarding the Troupville River Camp project.

The VLCCCTA believes that improvements in the destination’s tourism-related offerings will build the travel and tourism industry’s economic impact. The Troupville River Camp would not only enhance the destination’s appeal to the outdoors market but it would also garner more attention for Valdosta, Lowndes County and South Georgia that could lead to even greater development in the future.

The increase in travel and tourism business would have a positive impact on the economy here and, likewise, the quality of life.

A collection of such letters thus far and the rest of the WWALS grant pre-application to the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program (GOSP) is here:

Letters so far include ones from Madison and Hamilton Counties, Florida, the president of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce, a VSU Geology Professor, a local architect, and the landowner.

We are expecting some more letters that have been promised.

If your organization wants to send in a support letter, please do it by the end of this month for it to help with the pre-application.

Water Trail Brochures

Also thanks to VLCCCTA for a grant several years ago of $500 towards printing brochures for the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail (WLRWT). We now have those brochures ready to print.

[Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail]
Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail

We are seeking more $500 sponsors to print 10,000 WLRWT brochures so we can distribute them up and down I-75 and elsewhere in Georgia and Florida, as we have twice done before with Alapaha River Water Trail (ARWT) brochures.

Water Trail Signs

I gave Chris Hamilton a pair of these updated metal signs like those in place at Troupville Boat Ramp. He says he will put them on display with some other materials about the withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail (WLRWT).

You can also donate to the cost of printing these metal signs.

[Troupville Boat Ramp Sign]
Troupville Boat Ramp Sign

[WLRWT Sign for Troupville Boat Ramp]
WLRWT Sign for Troupville Boat Ramp

[WCTV with Troupville Boat Ramp signs]
WCTV with Troupville Boat Ramp signs

Thanks, CEO Chris Hamilton and VLCCCTA Board!

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!