Come and take a drive on the ”Wild Side” along Florida’s Big Bend Scenic Byway where theme parks and bright lights give way to horizons of towering pines and blue-green Gulf waters. The “Bend” is where Florida’s Gulf Coast curves westward, sheltering vast seagrass beds, marshes, winding rivers, sugar-sand beaches, deep forests, and crystal-clear springs. The unparalleled natural bounty and beauty of the Bend have attracted visitors since 15,000 BC. While traveling on the Byway, visitors can explore the natural resources which have supported and sustained the lives and the livelihoods of generations past and present.
Tallahassee, Florida’s capital city, welcomes travelers to this 220-mile natural wonderland where wildlife outnumbers people. Over 300 species of birds, 2,500 plant species, and more carnivorous plants (30) than any similarly sized area in the world call the Bend home. The Forest and Coastal Trails, offering two distinct experiences, culminate in a two-day drive unlike any other.
The mission of the Apalachicola Artificial Reef Association (AARA) is to expand artificial reef structures promoting an ecologically stable marine environment in both state and federal waters off the coast of Apalachicola, Florida to increase conservation, recreation, research and educational opportunities.
Grayson Shepard-President, Tommy Robinson VP, Bill Mudd – Secretary, Kathy Robinson Treasurer, Nikkie Cox, Donna Duncan, Jim Brown, David Fowlkes – board members
Apalachicola Artificial Reef Association is a (501c3 nonprofit)
The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) is Florida’s premier non-profit hospitality industry trade association. Founded in 1946 as the Florida Restaurant Association, FRLA merged with the Florida Hotel and Motel Association in 2006. FRLA’s more than 10,000 members include independent hoteliers and restaurateurs, household name franchises, theme parks, and suppliers. The association’s mission is to protect, educate and promote Florida’s $111.7 billion hospitality industry which represents 1.5 million employees. Dedicated to safeguarding the needs of the membership, FRLA provides legislative advocacy to ensure the voices of its members are heard and their interests are protected. The association offers regulatory compliance and food safety training through SafeStaff® and FRLA’s subsidiary, RCS Training. The FRLA Educational Foundation provides industry-developed, career-building high school programs throughout the state.
The purpose of the REALTORS Association of Franklin & Gulf Counties, is to provide our members with resources, education, programs and guidance that will enhance their ability to conduct business successfully and ethically.
The REALTORS Association of Franklin and Gulf Counties was chartered by the National Association of REALTORS in 1990. The association serves real estate professionals and Affiliate Members in Franklin County, Gulf County and the City of Mexico Beach, which is located in Bay County.
The Workforce Center is the region's one stop career center serving Bay, Gulf, and Franklin counties. It offers innovative solutions to assist businesses succeed in today's competitive environment, while providing comprehensive services for job seekers to obtain or advance their careers. The Workforce Center represents a cooperative effort by many public agencies and private organizations to serve the employment needs of the area. It is operated by Gulf Coast Community College through funding and support provided by the Gulf Coast Workforce Board.
The Franklin County Republican Committee is an arm of the Republican Party of Florida. Both are provided for and regulated by Chapter 103, Florida Statutes. The Franklin County Committee meets on the third Wednesday of each month at different locations. Contact a committee member for the location of our next meeting. We will be pleased to have you.