The Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) “is excited to provide this letter of support for the development of the Troupville River Camp. This project will increase tourism and recreational opportunities for local communities in our area.”
Thank you, SRWMD Executive Director Hugh Thomas and Edwin McCook for this support letter.
The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is excited to provide this letter of support for the development of the Troupville River Camp. This project will increase tourism and recreational opportunities for local communities in our area.
Although we live in Florida, the District views the Withlacoochee River as a shared resource with Valdosta, Lowndes County, and the State of Georgia, because the river crosses all political boundaries.
The District partnered with the Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Division of State Parks to implement the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail from White Springs to the Town of Suwannee. The District built five river camps along the Suwannee River from White Springs to Branford. The river camps consist of five sleeping platforms, picnic pavilion, restrooms with showers, tent camping area, and a campground host site.
The river camps focused on camping opportunities to protect the environmental impact of the riverbank; providing additional recreation opportunities and created additional economic benefits to the rural communities.
The District would be most happy to share our river camp experiences, research, and designs with you.
The Suwannee River Wilderness Trail (SRWT) has long been our model for our WWALS water trails, including the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail (WLRWT). The Troupville River Camp will be in the center of the WLRWT, on the way to the SRWT and its river camps.
Here is and illustrated summary of the WWALS pre-application to the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program (GOSP).
Here is a collection of support letters and other information about the Troupville River Camp project:
If your organisation would also like to send in a support letter, please send it before the end of this month for it to help with the pre-application.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!