This is the ACTIVATION LIST that was grudgingly and secretly made available at the 3/14/17 10:30 am. Sports Subcommittee meeting of the Jacksonville Waterways Commission.
RATING (1 Being the Best)
___ Develop more annual and seasonal events related to boating and fishing, such as a "Captains Day" to highlight local charter boat captains for hire.
___ Create a boating Guide App that graphically displays information such as locations of boat launch and docks with types of amenities at each facility, boating destinations, fuel, bait, maintenance services, boating events, etc.
___ Develop/Support more boating destinations with docking available for recreational boaters.
___ Waterfront Boating Center providing boating-related programming and training opportunities.
___ Promote/Encourage boating and waterfront business opportunities for all abilities.
___ Encourage/require developers to include Riverwalk and Dockage at NEW commercial development on the river.
___Support charter boat captains and fishing events
___ ADD MORE ARTIFICIAL REEFS TO IMPROVE AND PROMOTE FISHING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE RIVER.
___ Improve existing water access facilities.
___ Encourage/Promote boat tour packages on the river for locals and tourists.
___ Request Visit Jacksonville to focus on boating /water related opportunities -need a boating website and /or apps with boating info and events calender.
___ Develop a Fishing App-rentals, lists of guides, where to fish, fuel, bait, etc.
___ Request increased city support for the Poker Run
___ Museum tours via Water Taxis
___ Dolphin and Whale Watching tours
___ Dinner Cruises
___ Shopping Cruises(difficult to pull off because there are relatively few shops with water access)
___In Work_________ New Dock at Post St.
___ Lighted Boat Parade, with a snow village (or something similar) for on shore attendees.
___ Increase artificial reefs
___ A comprehensive data base of facilities and activities is needed to inform the public about the many opportunities already available
___ A booth at the January boat show to distribute materials and publicize water related activities and amenities
___ KAYAK LAUNCH AT THE SCHOOL BOARD BUILDING
___ Jet ski and boat rental opportunities and charter boat operations.
___ Approach FEDERAL government about seasonally and /or exceptions to manatee protection zones to allow more use of the river for things like power boat races.
___ Leveraging Private Development (ie the Shipyard property) to get an Aquatic center constructed as a public private partnership
___ Create a strategic plan for on going maintenance dredging activity and funding.
___ Expand on the Jacksonville Boat Show, to include transport for attendees from the Convention Center to the Landing
___ Cultivate a cultural fundamental change of attitude about the importance of the river.
3 subcommittee board members of this SPORTS subcommittee will be taking this home then voting, submitting and prioritizing this Activation List and who knows who will then be compiling the data. Check with Legislative Services. The April follow up meeting was cancelled. Can't make this stuff up. Welcome any correction or addition to this Joe Q. Public observation.
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