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Wekiva River
Wekiva River, Florida

The Wekiva River is a National treasure. This river boasts beautiful vistas and unique ecosystems.

Enjoying the River

Help us protect this amazing river so we can all enjoy the river for many more years to come!

Open Space
Navtive Plants

The Wekiva Basin is filled with gorgeous flora and fauna.

Otter frolicking

Join us for one of our monthly field trips!

Volunteer FOWR-Volunteers

Welcome Note

Since 1982 the Friends of the Wekiva River have worked to protect, preserve, and restore the natural functions and beauty of the Wekiva River system. As a result of our leadership and the cooperation of our river partners, the Wekiva is designated a Florida Outstanding Water, a Florida Canoe Trail, a Florida Wild and Scenic River, and a National Wild and Scenic River with over 70,000 acres of state-protected lands in the basin. Despite this ample recognition, the Wekiva River and its fragile ecosystem face numerous threats.

These include the fragmentation and loss of habitat, declines in spring flow, degradation in water quality, and wildlife mortality on the roads. read more.

Last Push for Vote YES on Amendment 1

Election Day: Nov. 4th

Hi everybody,

It is hard to believe that election day is just around the corner and that all of our hard work on The Vote Yes On 1 campaign will come to an end. Until then though we have one last request for help from you. We need volunteers to help out at the early voting locations in Seminole County. Volunteers are needed to hold signs and/or hand out palm cards to voters as they come to vote. We also will need help on election day, November 4th. We need your help so we can be assured of a Big Win on November 4th. Early voting begins on October 20 and ends November 2. If you can help out once again , please email me and I will get you supplied with signs and palm cards. Let's push hard to the finish on this one. For Florida.

Pam Meharg
Seminole County Volunteer Coordinator
Vote Yes On 1



Saturday, October 18, 2014
10:30 AM
Wildflower and Butterfly hike in Wekiwa Springs State Park.
Round trip hike of approximately 2 miles in the Sandhill Habitat.
Suitable for all ages.
Cost: $6.00 for vehicles (up to 8 passengers)
Contact:Weegie Henry 407-341-9025


The Wekiva River

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Events & Programs

Next Board Meeting/ Date change:
October 2, 2014 at 6 p.m .
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The Friends of Wekiva River have been working closely with the Rotary Club of Seminole County South to form the Wekiva River Promise. The project is to educate on the effects of nitrates and promote personal stewardship to ensure the enjoyment of the River for years to come!
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