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Wekiva River
Wekiva River, Florida

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

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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.

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Join us for one of our monthly field trips!

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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.


Wekiva Eco Program
April 12

Friends of the Wekiva River Field Trip: Wekiva ECO Program
9 a.m. April 12, 2014 at Wekiwa Springs State Park


Wekiva Wild and Scenic River Ambassador Virginia Oros and others will lead a Friends of the Wekiva River field trip at 9 a.m. April 12, at the Live Oak Pavilion in the picnic area at Wekiwa Springs State Park, 1800 Wekiwa Circle, Apopka, FL 32712. This fun, informative and educational program will feature Florida’s springs and groundwater, ecosystem restoration using prescribed fire and a guided tour of the Nature Center. Meet Lucky the Gopher Tortoise, Molly the Pine Snake and other live, native animals.

A park entrance fee of $6 per vehicle is required. Comfortable walking shoes, insect repellant, drinking water and a camera are recommended. This field trip will last for about 3 hours, but participants are welcome to enjoy the park all day, including swimming in the springs.

 

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This field trip will last for about 3 hours, but participants are welcome to enjoy the park all day, including swimming in the springs.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact the Oros at 407-330-6727 or Virginia.Oros@dep.state.fl .us.

FIELD TRIP UPDATES:

Wildlife Photography Field Trip Soggy But Super

 

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Events & Programs

Next Board Meeting/ Date change:
May 1, 2014at 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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