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Dr. Phil Wittman and Charles Motley

The Amazon Waterfalls Association arose from the vision of one man - Charles Motley. An annual visitor to Peru since 1979 he has made many friends and been involved in many different community improvement projects. The AWA was conceived in the village of Cuispes in July of 2009. After several years of working with the Cuispes Tourism Committee (CTC), it was decided that an official organization was needed outside of Cuispes to aid in acquiring volunteers and financial assistance.

After many months of communications and discussions about the project with Charles, Dr. Phil Wittman made a two week visit to Cuispes. The initial focus of the visit was to determine the feasibility and cost effectiveness of a cable traverse line at one of the 3 major waterfalls. During this time many more discussions were held with the CTC and the AWA was formed. Working closely with the CTC the AWA looks forward to improving the local infrastructure in order to allow easy access to the waterfalls and cloud forests of the area.

As of October 2009 AWA is an organization incorporated in the USA State of Florida as "Amazon Waterfalls Association Inc".

AWA's application to the USA Federal Government to be structured as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization is being expedited and expected by the end of 2009.

AWA has a Board of Trustees to set the direction of the projects as well as make fund raising and financial decisions. All volunteers (past and present) may participate in the election of Board Members and indeed are eligible to be on the board themselves. Additional information is available upon request and in the private AWA social web site..

Please contact us at adventure@amazonwaterfalls.org if you have any questions or comments.


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