The 26th class of the Bay County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Bay program has produced a BAY COUNTY ECOTOURISM MAP as its class project.
Each Leadership Bay Class is expected to develop a project that will benefit the Chamber and Bay County as part of the nine-month course curriculum. This year’s class chose to create an eco-tourism map that would not only highlight one of the fastest growing sectors of the tourism industry, but also provide an informative guide enabling locals and visitors alike to enjoy the wide range of eco-related natural areas and outdoor activities accessible in Bay County.
The map identifies and gives short descriptions of sites for Walking, Hiking, Biking, Equestrian, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Shelling, Bird Watching, Wildlife and Nature friendly parks. The map also includes Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates for easy navigation to the locations. Sections of the map also highlight some of the jewels of Bay County: Pine Log State Forest, St. Andrews State Park, Econfina Creek, Bay County Dive Sites and Tyndall Air Force Base. Contact the Bay County Chamber of Commerce, the Panama City Beaches Chamber of Commerce or the Tourist Development Council for your copy of the BAY COUNTY ECOTOURISM MAP.
The Leadership Bay Class of 2008-09 would like to thank the following sponsors for their commitment to the BAY COUNTY ECOTOURISM MAP: Tourist Development Council/CVB, Dan Rowe; Economic Development Alliance (Bay County Chamber of Commerce); Boyd Brothers; Gigli Enterprises; Diver’s Den; Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort; Bay Medical Center; Robert Cutler Photos; Ecological Resource Consultants; Angelo’s Steak Pit; Bikini Beach Resort Motel; SunJammer, Brad Stephens; St. Joe Company, Kevin Smith; Vision Bank; the Leadership Bay Steering Committee; and the Bay County and Panama City Beaches chambers of commerce.Print Story