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Florida’s Adventure Coast welcomes FOWA Annual Conference

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on September 11, 2018

Florida’s Adventure Coast Visitors Bureau will be hosting the 2018 Florida Outdoor Writers Association (FOWA) Annual Conference from September 12 to September 15, 2018. FOWA is the nation’s oldest and largest outdoor communicators organization and is comprised of writers, bloggers, photographers and videographers.

Participants will begin their conference with a mermaid-themed welcome reception at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park and continue with workshops, local culinary fare and a full slate of adventures. Florida Sea Grant Agent Brittany Hall-Scharf will speak about the economic impact of scalloping season and Aquatic Services Manager Keith Kolasa will discuss Hernando County’s reef ball and oyster bed projects and an upcoming comprehensive plan for our coast. Much of the conference will be devoted to adventures such as paddling, inshore fishing, scalloping, skeet shooting, bicycling, guided tours of Chinsegut Hill Museum and the Kegs, Casks & Corks Trail.

“We are beyond excited to welcome Florida’s Outdoor Writers,” noted Tourism Development Manager Tammy Heon. “The media professionals attending this conference will find many great story ideas and opportunities to promote Florida’s Adventure Coast with their audiences around the nation.”

About Florida’s Adventure Coast Visitors Bureau

Florida’s Adventure Coast Visitors Bureau’s mission is to identify, create, support and enhance activities, consistent with community assets that increase visitation and provide local economic impact. Funds for the Visitors Bureau are derived from tourist development tax, also known as “bed tax” revenue, a five percent surcharge on all transient accommodations (hotels, motels, vacation home rentals, bed & breakfast inns, campgrounds and other lodging leased for six months or less) within Hernando County.

The day-to-day activities of the Visitors Bureau are managed by the Bureau’s staff with oversight by the Hernando County Tourist Development Council, a volunteer committee appointed by the County Commission. Contact the Visitors Bureau at (352) 754-4405 or go to www.FloridasAdventureCoast.com for more information or to learn about becoming a partner.

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