Useful Links and Information - Gainesville Florida

Some Useful Links! Adventure Outpost, A North Florida outfitter based in the heart of the "Spring Country", outfits and guides kayak and canoe tours on more than 50 waterways throughout the region.

Adventures Unlimited offers canoeing, kayaking, tubing, and camping along Coldwater Creek, in the Panhandle, and north of Pensacola near Milton.

Alachua County Visitors and Convention Bureau promotes the Gainesville area as a place to work and play. Links to lodging, events, and attractions.

All One Search has listings for campsites (and lots of other stuff) all over Florida and, according to the website, across the nation.

Apalachicola Riverkeeper monitors the Apalachicola from the upper reaches at the Florida/Georgia line all the way to the Gulf of Mexico.

Bike Florida offers large scale week-long bicycle trips along scenic Florida roads. A new "luxury" tour for smaller groups features B&B accommodations and gourmet meals on the St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop.

BRAG (Bicycle Ride Across Georgia) Tune-up rides and a week-long loop around parts of the state.

Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival Promotes the annual Oct.–Nov paddling festival along the Gulf Coast of Southwest Florida in the Fort Myers-Sanibel area.

Cedar Key Paddling, in the quaint Gulf town of (where else) Cedar Key offers rentals, taxi, and tours for close-up views of nature.

The Dept. of Environmental Protection Here you get the Office of Greenways and Trails and the Florida Park Service.

Ellie Ray's RV Resort and Lounge, on the Santa Fe River, offers accommodation for RVs to primitive tent camping, food, and weekly entertainment offerings.

Florida Defenders of the Environment A Gainesville-based group organized to protect water quality of Florida's waterways.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Links to the commission with information about state conservation programs and events.

Florida Forever Coalition Florida Forever was created in 2001 to succeed the extremely successful Preservation 2000 (P2000) conservation program. Under Florida Forever and P2000, Florida has protected more than 2.4 million acres of land.

Florida Outdoor Recreation Coalition A not-for-profit organization designed to give a unified voice to outdoor recreationists in Florida and help expand outdoor recreation opportunities and programs.

Florida Paddling Trails Association A non-profit 501(c)3 organization, formed under the guidance of the Dept. of Environmental Protection and the Office of Greenways & Trails. Dedicated to developing water trails, protecting the environment, and boosting local communities.

Florida Sport Paddling Club A statewide club for people who enjoy canoeing and kayaking.

Florida Springs Institute, among its other goals, aims to provide a focal point for improving our understanding of springs ecology.

Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network, jointly sponsored by the FWC and the Wildlife Foundation of Florida, leads the effort to reconnect Florida's children with traditional outdoor activities. A Paddle Florida Partner.

Florida's Suwannee River Valley Promotes the Suwannee River Valley region with information about attractions, tours, and outdoor recreation opportunities.

Georgia Canoeing Association A website for kayak and canoe paddlers of all shapes, sizes, and abilities... Rivers full of paddling opportunities.

Great American Days is a clever web-based concept that offers more than "6,000 amazing experience gifts", gift certificates for adventures along with step-by-step instructions. On the site's link to kayak adventures you will find a list of links of interest to first-time and veteran paddlers. (Link provided by Kristen in Ms.Ward's class, somewhere in Delaware, as part of a class project to revamp the class website.)

Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance works to protect, transform, and revitalize New York and New Jersey harbor and waterfront.

Natural North Florida, promoting the big bend area as the "original Florida tourism destination." The site has links to many local county CofCs and bureaus... and contains some really nice pictures, too.

Nature Coast Discover your next adventure, visit Levy County, FL

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Pure Water Wilderness Destinations, services, activities, resources, and maps for Dixie, Gilchrist, and Levy counties. Waccasassa, Withlacoochee, Steinhatchee, Santa Fe, and Suwannee Rivers.

Putnam County Environmental Council Works to restore, protect, and conserve the natural environment of Putnam County.

Ripple Effect EcoTours Operating out of St Augustine, provides ecological and cultural kayak tours throughout NE Florida's coastal system.

Rues Hotel Selection (RHS) EcoFriendly Hotels Worldwide is a not-for-profit "environmentally oriented referral hotel group, dedicated to supporting development of independent–small and midsize–ecofriendly hotel and tourism businesses."

Spring and Spring Run Issues The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission addresses degradation of habitats for fish and wildlife in springs and spring-run streams. Everyone is welcome to constructively participate.

Suwannee Bicycle Association is a non-profit, membership organization, formed over 20 years ago to support bicycling, hiking, and paddling. Headquarters is in White Springs.

Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park Located just north of Live Oak, the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is a one-of-a-kind music park and premier campground nestled on the shady banks of the historic, tea-colored Suwannee River in North Florida.

Suwannee River Water Management District "More than 150,000 acres of beautiful lands on seven rivers"

Suwannee Parks and Recreation Links to Suwannee Parks & Recreation, Live Oak, FL, with information about the city's park activities.

Water Management Districts Links to the Web sites of each of Florida's WMDs and names of their directors.
Documents Attached to Useful Links and Information:
990 SA 2013
990 SO 2013
990 Tax Return
990 Tax Return 2015