Last Push for Vote YES on Amendment 1
Election Day: Nov. 4th
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.
Seminole County Volunteer Coordinator
Vote Yes On 1
Field Trip to Twin Mounds
A seldom-seen prehistoric Native American site inside the Rock Springs Run State Reserve will be the subject of a field trip on Sun., Nov. 23 by the Friends of the Wekiva River (FOWR).
The site is named “Twin Mounds” since it is comprised of two large shell middens near the northwesterly shore of the Wekiva River. Author, documentary filmmaker and FOWR Board member Bill Belleville will lead the excursion, providing background on earlier archaeological excavations there to help us better understand the lifeways of the Native Americans who lived in the Wekiva basin. Thousands of bone fragments and pot shards have been recovered from the site.
Although there are approximately two dozen shell middens near the Wekiva river, only two---Twin Mounds and Shell Island farther upstream---have been closely examined. Dr. Brent Weisman of USF chronicled his research in the scientific journal, the “Florida Anthropologist”.
There’s a limit on the number of participants, so if you want to be a part of this very special outing, you are urged to RSVP with FOWR Board member Weegie Henry at 407.341.9025 as soon as possible. Participants will meet in the last parking lot off the asphalt road leading in from the entrance to the Rock Springs Run State Reserve by 9 a.m. (The entrance is located just beyond the black bear bridge on SR 46 near Sorrento about six miles west of Sanford. There is a $3 self-pay admission fee per vehicle at the entrance. ) At 9:30 a.m., a state park service tram will transport visitors several miles to the edge of a hardwood forest near the Wekiva. Visitors must be able to do a 1.5 mile roundtrip hike through the forest to the site.