As communications coordinator for Paddle Florida, Jill Lingard of Gainesville is the spokesperson for this very active group which travels Florida’s byways and waterways by kayak and canoe. Jill is also president of the Florida Paddling Trails Association, and she has earned ACA Level I Instructor certification and is a regular participant in the Florida State Parks Volunteer Paddlesport Program.
Paddle Florida, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation organized to support canoeing and kayaking in Florida. Supported, multi-day paddling/camping adventures in each of Florida’s five water management districts showcase the state’s natural beauty and rich cultural heritage while promoting water conservation, wildlife preservation, springs restoration, and waterways protection. Each season there is typically a paddle in each water management district capped off with a festival and concert in April.
Our 2016-17 Paddling Season:
October 17-24, 2016: Suwannee River Wilderness Trail
December 2-6, 2016: Ocklawaha Odyssey
January 9-15, 2017: Florida Keys Challenge
February 11-17, 2017: The Great Calusa Blueway
March 11-17, 2017: Dam to the Bay on the Ochlockonee
April 7-9, 2017: Suwannee River Paddling Festival