Friends of Wakulla Springs is a membership organization (wakullasprings.org) and holdsseveral events to raise money for the ongoing projects at the 6,000-acre park.The ribbon cutting symbolizes our growth in the community as new members of the
Wakulla Chamber of Commerce, and our dedication to the public’s continued access and
enjoyment of this park. Total Friends funds raised for the refurbishing of four boats todate is $129,000.Support of two May events (a Springs Serenade called Sinkhole di Mayo May 4, and the5K run through the Sanctuary May 18), and joining the Friends is a great way to havefun. A member-only waterfront social gathering at the end of September allows allmembers to learn about projects, but more importantly about each other.Tour boats were retrofitted to be ADA accessible, with TREX seating replacing the formerwooden benches. All-in-all, encountering nature on the Wakulla River is now a fume- andnoise-free experience.In April 1976 a mother and son team opened T~n~T Hide-a-way, a canoe rental on the Wakulla river, in 2005 amother and son team took over the operation as 2
generation Gretchen Evans family, then in March2013 the family expanded to include the purchase of TheWilderness Way and add another 3
generation in the equation. Jacki Evans Youngstrand,Robert Baker and Elizabeth Hyatt-Deason are proud to announce their acquisition of theBig Bend Outfitter
The Wilderness Way, Inc, previously owned by Georgia Ackerman. Itwill be a perfect blend of the 2 businesses, and all will stay pretty close to the same asbefore including the great staff we acquired, Jesse Frank and Dawn Peffer. We will bemoving our retail brand from TnT to TWW which will be Native Watercraft and JacksonKayaks to add to the Hobie, and Wilderness System already there. We will be addingmore fishing accessories and kayaks for thekayak anglers. Robert Baker will be operating
his Kayak Fishing tours “Reel
TWW. Our tours for TnT and TWW will contin-ue, along with our rental of canoes and kayaks,TnT for short term paddling on the WakullaRiver and TWW for self-shuttling to other riversand we have added a few more bikes for rental.Please visit our new location at 3152 ShadevilleRd. Crawfordville, just west of Wakulla Station,850-877-7200 and if you have never visited T~n~T Hideaway, we are located at theWakulla River on Hwy. 98, 6527 Coastal Hwy. Crawfordville, 850.925.6412We still uphold the foundation we inherited and are dedicated to your enjoyment andservice.