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Raffle Kayak: Vibe Yellowfin 120, from Adel Outfitters 2021-06-07

It retails for $900, plus this one has a paddle, so $950 value. You could get it in the WWALS kayak raffle. Online donations for tickets can be made here:

Kayak Raffle Tickets

That paypal form says $5.50 and $21.00, because of paypal fees.

WWALS will have physical kayak raffle tickets at upcoming events. For those there’s no paypal fee, so the physical tickets are $5 each or $20 for five tickets.

[Kayak Raffle Flyer]
Kayak Raffle Flyer
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All your kayak raffle ticket donations go to support the education, outings, events, programs, and advocacy of WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc. Continue reading

WWALS kayak raffle drawing 2020-12-12

And the winner of the WWALS kayak raffle for an Emotion Stealth 11 Sit-On-Top Kayak with Carlisle Paddle, $600.00 value is…

[Drawing, Reaction, Calling, Winner]
Drawing, Reaction, Calling, Winner

Wenda Gaile Bailey of Nashville, Georgia!

Dylan Phillips of Hahira drew the winning ticket, surprising WWALS Executive Director Gretchen Quarterman, and WWALS board member Dan Phillips delivered the kayak. Continue reading

Pre-Holiday Auction until 2020-12-12

Until December 12, 2020, you can get a chance at a kayak or some smaller merchandise two ways, also helping WWALS with outings, cleanups, water quality testing, and advocacy.

Pre-Holiday Auction

Expedition, paintings, archery, racks, fit, fleece, and cake!

[Pre-Holiday Auction through 2020-12-12]
Pre-Holiday Auction through 2020-12-12

The auction is online:
https://www.betterunite.com/WWALS-wwals2020pre-holidayauction/auction

Kayak Raffle

[Kayak Raffle Poster, drawing 2020-12-12]
Kayak Raffle Poster, drawing 2020-12-12
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Suggested Donation $5.00 for one ticket; $20.00 for five tickets:
https://wwals.net/?p=53215 Continue reading

Kayak Raffle Emotion Stealth 11 with paddle 2020-12-12

Update 2020-12-13: And the winner is…

Kayak raffle tickets available!

[Kayak Raffle Poster, drawing 2020-12-12]
Kayak Raffle Poster, drawing 2020-12-12
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Tickets: Get tickets anytime online, or at a WWALS paddle outing, or from a WWALS board member or staff, or at a WWALS festival booth (whenever festivals start happening again).
Suggested Donation $5.00 for one ticket; $20.00 for five tickets

Kayak Raffle Tickets

Drawing: December 12, 2020; you do not have to be present to win.

What: Emotion Stealth 11 Sit-On-Top Kayak with Carlisle Paddle, $600.00 value

Why: Support WWALS Advocacy and programs (water trails, water quality testing, Troupville River Camp, etc.), events (paddle races, songwriting contest, light parade), and outings.
And you could always use another kayak.

You may wonder: Continue reading

Raffle Kayak Delivered 2020-07-15

On Sunday, July 12, 2020, at the WWALS Annual Member Meeting, Shelby Miller, until that day the newest WWALS Board member (now two more are newer), shook up the box of raffle tickets and, without looking, selected the winner: Dan Bowland, of Valdosta, GA! Shelby called Dan during that zoom meeting, and he was quite surprised.

[Delivered]
Delivered

The following Wednesday, Bobby McKenzie, no longer a Board member but still the Chair of the WWALS Outings Committee, delivered the raffle kayak to Dan. Dan seemed pretty happy that one of the five raffle tickets he got was picked as the winner.

[Dan Bowland]
Dan Bowland

Soon we will raffle off an identical Emotion Stealth 11 Sit-On-Top Kayak with Carlisle Paddle, $600.00 value. How can we do that? Well, we bought two at once to get a discount so we could. That was Bobby McKenzie’s idea.

Every raffle ticket not only gets you a chance to win a kayak, it also helps WWALS advocacy, education, programs, and events. So, thanks, Dan Bowland, for supporting WWALS!

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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

Columbia County, FL, Parks Ordinance, No. 2020-08, 2020-06-18

Columbia County Attorney Joel Foreman sent a copy of this ordinance (see PDF) within minutes of being asked, along with this explanation:

Attached is the version of the Ordinance that was signed. The amendment was made at adoption to 78-3(B), adding that the Board would approve any supplemental rules by resolution.

Columbia County, FL BOCC Special Called Meeting 2020-06-18

Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson posted the below explanation on facebook (reposted here with permission): Continue reading

Rum Island absorbed within Columbia County Park Ordinance: BOCC vote 2020-06-18

Update 2020-07-03: As amended and passed, Columbia County, FL, Parks Ordinance, No. 2020-08, 2020-06-18.

Tomorrow, Thursday, June 18, new rules for Rum Island Park will be voted on by the Columbia County BOCC. This park with its public boat ramp is a popular access to the Santa Fe River and its springs.

[Cover Sheet]
Cover Sheet

At the previous meeting in which they scheduled this meeting, Columbia County Commissioners were heard complaining about kayak and canoe outfitters being some sort of problem.

June 4, 2020, Columbia, County, FL, BOCC Regular Session video

The greatly expanded definitions in the ordinance add permits, with a limit of a total of four permits for “regular commercial uses of parks or recreational facilities”. It’s not clear what “uses” means. Does that include dropping off customers at a public boat ramp? Parking outfitter vehicles? Other?

Presumably issuing permits for fees will affect later budgets. Note that the agenda sheet only says “This item has no effect on the current budget.”

You can comment if you attend, or you can send email beforehand; see below.

WWALS has no official position, although we will send a letter asking the BOCC to be sure such permits don’t interfere with Sec. 78-6(C):

“(C) Boats, including human-powered craft and boats of common horsepower motors, shall be allowed.”

So far as I know, Our Santa Fe River (OSFR) also has no official position.

When: 5:30 PM, Thursday, June 18, 2020

Where: Columbia County School Board Administrative Complex Auditorium, 372 West Duval Street, Lake City, Florida 32055

What: Special called meeting of the Columbia County Board of County Commissioners

Purpose: To adopt a Rum Island Park Ordinance within a broad Columbia County Park Ordinance that includes all of the recreational holdings of the county.

To comment: Attend in person. Or send email to:
To: Board Secretary Penny Stanley <penny_stanley@columbiacountyfla.com>
Cc: County Attorney Joel Foreman <jforeman@columbiacountyfla.com>
Subject: Columbia County BOCC Park Ordinance

Thanks to Continue reading

Video of facebook livestream from Banks Lake 2020-04-09

Shelby Miller did facebook livestream from Banks Lake last night.

[Bobby staying dry]
Bobby staying dry

In this still, you can see Bobby McKenzie in the raffle kayak, Continue reading

Livestream: Banks Lake Full Pink Moon Paddle, 2020-04-08

Shelby Miller will go live on the facebook event at 7:15 PM tonight. She’ll be streaming for an hour through sunset at 7:51 PM. She will have to miss moonrise in order to be out well before the 9PM Lanier County curfew.

[Sunset spire (MM)]
Photo: Monica McKenzie, Sunset spire (MM), Banks Lake, 2020-02-09.

Bobby McKenzie will be on Banks Lake with Shelby, paddling the raffle kayak, and also taking video for later publication. Continue reading

Kayak Raffle Emotion Stealth 11 with paddle 2020-07-12

Kayak raffle tickets available!

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Tickets: Get tickets anytime, online, or at a WWALS festival booth.
Suggested Donation $5.00 for one ticket; $20.00 for five tickets

Kayak Raffle Tickets

Drawing: July 12, 2020; you do not have to be present to win.

What: Emotion Stealth 11 Sit-On-Top Kayak with Carlisle Paddle, $600.00 value

Why: Support WWALS Advocacy and projects, including outings and water trails.
And you could always use another kayak.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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