About Ichetucknee

Bellamy at IchetuckneeThe Ichetucknee Partnership is located in Lake City, Florida.


The nature, object and purpose for which this Corporation is exclusively organized and operated is: to promote the environmental and economic Well-being of the Ichetucknee Springshed, including the historic Ichetucknee Basin, through locally-led, voluntary, incentive-based programs. Ichetucknee Partnership receives and maintain funds of real and/or tangible and intangible personal property with restriction and imitations, and shall use the whole or any part of the income therefrom and the principal thereof exclusively for its charitable and educational purposes.

Company Overview

The Ichetucknee Partnership (TIP) is a Florida 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation organized and operated to promote the environmental and economic well-being of the Ichetucknee Springshed through locally-led, voluntary programs.

TIP is governed by a Board of Directors whose members are :

  • John Kuykendall, Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce
  • Dale Williams, Columbia County Board of Commissioners
  • Wendell Johnson, City Council, City of Lake City
  • John Wheeler, Rotary Club of Lake City
  • Suwannee River Water Management District
  • Mr. James Montgomery, Lake City

The Ichetucknee Partnership is located at The Lake City – Columbia County Chamber of Commerce. In the Summer of 2012, the Lake City Columbia County Chamber of Commerce partnered with The Ichetucknee Partnership (TIP). The Chamber stands for strong business enhancement and smart growth in our region, but realizes that we cannot have any of this without clean water. The goal for the Chamber in this partnership is to promote the message of water resource protection and education in a variety of ways.


TIP’s primary focus is on sponsoring water-resource education, outreach and public awareness programs.

Our many partners and supporters include:

  • Columbia County School Board
  • Town of Fort White
  • Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection
  • Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida
  • Columbia and Suwannee county extension offices
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
  • Four Rivers Audubon
  • Our Santa Fe River
  • Save our Suwannee
  • Sante Fe Springs Working Group


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