In January, after a delay due to Covid, we started our daytime kayak Eco-Tours and nighttime kayak Moonlight Tours
In September, we started Kayak 101 Classes to teach basic kayaking skills
Implemented electronic registration and payment of kayak tours and classes through our website
Provided kayak tours and classes to 333 customers
Provided free kayak tours for a Girl Scouts Troop that were camping at the park.
Purchased material to improve the kayak launch area
Purchased solar powered lights for boat and kayak launch areas
Increased the CSO membership from 36 to 86 members. Individuals now sign up for membership through our website.
Sent monthly emails of various topics to all CSO members
Updated and posted articles on our Facebook page
Contacts with a local newspaper reporter helped increase the number of articles about the park. The paper reaches over 100,000 readers.
Purchased firewood and sold it to campers
Paid for the installation of an ADA restroom in the maintenance building
Plans and Goals for the Next Three Fiscal Years
2022 - 2025
Strive to complete Annual Plans
Emphasize attracting new members into our CSO as well as retaining current members
Recruit additional members into our Board of Directors, especially those who possess beneficial skills and energies
Send monthly emails about the CSO and park to CSO members
Continue to update our Facebook page
Fund the purchase of additional canoes and kayaks to add to and replace worn-out boats
Purchase materials and/or labor as needed to maintain or improve the kayak launch area, as well as equipment used for kayak tours and classes.
Fund and provide staffing for The Villages annual Outdoors Recreation Expo and other events as they arise
Fund and provide staffing for the park’s annual Kids Fishing Clinic
Fund and assist with adding outdoor activities
Attend the annual FSP/CSO symposium
Recruit and Qualify additional Paddle Tour Guides
Develop and fund new marketing ideas
To the extent possible – meet unanticipated funding and staffing needs of the park’s manager and volunteers