For the issues and concerns below, members need to log-in for detailed informtion. Non-members can click on available links or contact the related agency and/or statutes or e-mail email@example.com.
Below is a template to download and use for the letters of support for the VF grant. Copy and paste it into Word, massage it, and get a digital version back to firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP. There are additional paragraphs you can add. We don't want a cookie copy version from each member. Feel free to personalize it. Please add your logo and if you have trouble with that, send a copy of logo and it will be inserted.
Grant Letter Template
On the Front Burner right now!
2013 Legislative session is underway. No major disturbances in the force. The OHWL, Mandatory Paddler Education and Canoe and Kayak Registration are three of the top concerns for FPPA members. Let us know if you hear of anything.
Upcoming and/or Simmering:
On any of the below issues, contact email@example.com for more info.
DOT Compliance for buses and vans for outfitters
Child Waiver: make sure your waiver has the correct language as per the 2010 Statutes
Livery Sign. Per the "Livery Law" all outfitters are required to post a yellow livery sign available from FWC. Communication Director Becky Bragg has copies too that are available at the FPPA meetings.
FPPA has partnered with FWC to produce an informational flyer about paddleboarding safety requirements. Flyer available under FWC below.
Download the new Paddleboard Safety Equipment flyer compliments of FWC and FPPA (PDF). Its the law, SUPs must have a lifejacket if not surfing or in bathing areas. See flyer.
Wildlife Disturbance flyer is available for downloading. See Member section
Non-motorized Access Resource Guide is now available. Guide offers design ideas and materials for launches other than the standard concrete boat ramp. This guide is a product of the NMBTAG or Non-Motorized Boat Technical Advisory Group.
FWC NMBTAG: go to http://www.myfwc.com/RECREATION/ListeningSessions.htm, also see excerpts at NMBTAG
FWC Listening Sessions: go to http://www.myfwc.com/RECREATION/ListeningSessions.htm, scroll toward bottom of page
Mandatory Paddler Education
Canoe & Kayak Registration
Ichetucknee River food and drink ban lifted.
SUPs and PFDs