Upcoming Friends of the Wekiva River Field Trip
Saturday - March 14th, 2015 at 9am
Friends of the Wekiva River’s field trip for March will be a must-do kayak/canoe paddle through Lake
County's spectacular 3,600-acre Lake Norris, rimmed with ancient dwarf cypress trees with gnarled
limbs and trunks. The Lake Norris Conservation Area, within the Wekiva River Basin, offers visitors an
opportunity to view an inordinate number of osprey and their nests in these amazing cypress. As many
as 100 nests have been sighted.
The two-hour field trip will include paddling a stretch of Black Water Creek, which flows from the
lake’s southeast end to the Wekiva River. If the wind is high, this trip could be rated moderate. If the
water is flat, it is considered an easy paddle.
Lake County is providing Friends of the Wekiva River with free use of canoes for the first four to sign
up. Others can bring their own canoes or kayaks.
The field trip will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at the entrance to the Lake Norris Conservation
Area on west side of Lake Norris Road, 2.5 miles north of County Road 44A. (Starting from State Road
46 at Markham Road, west of Sanford, go west on S.R. 46 for 3.6 miles to County Road 46A, turn right
onto C.R. 46A and drive 3.5 miles to County Road 44, turn left onto C.R. 44 and drive 2 miles to County
Road 437, turn right onto C.R. 437 and drive 2 miles to County Road 44A, turn right and drive 2 miles to
Lake Norris Road. Take that road 2.5 miles to Lake Norris Conservation Area.)
Wear comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting wet, bring water, sun glasses and a snack. To
reserve your spot, call Katie Moncrief at 407-862-5432 or 407-435-8189.