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Wekiva River / Tomoka Marsh Aquatic Preserves

8300 West State Road 46
Sanford, FL 32771
(407) 330-6727

July 2014

  • Wed, July 2, 6 pm
    Meet-n-Greet Reception
    Wekiwa Springs State Park's Live Oak Pavilion, 1800 Wekiwa Circle, Apopka, FL
    Meet Robert Brooks, the new Park Manager! Call (407) 884-2009 for additional information.
  • Sat, July 12, 9 am
    Hygrophila removal on the Little Wekiva River
    Contact Elizabeth Stephens, SERV (Seminole Education, Restoration and Volunteer Program) Coordinator at (407) 665-2457 to register.

August 2014

  • Sat, Aug 16, 9 am
    Turtles of the Wekiva
    Wekiwa Springs State Park's Nature Pavilion Pavilion, 1800 Wekiwa Circle, Apopka, FL
    See live turtles on display and hear from Virginia Oros, Wekiva Wild and Scenic River Ambassador and Eric Munscher from the North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group and the Turtle Survival Alliance who has been studying the turtles in the Wekiva for 15 years. In this one hour program, you will learn about the turtles of the Wekiva River and what you can do to help protect turtles here and all over the world.
  • Sat, Aug 16, 10 am
    Nature Center
    Wekiwa Springs State Park's Nature Pavilion Pavilion, 1800 Wekiwa Circle, Apopka, FL
    Stay and enjoy the new Wekiva Wilderness Trust Nature Pavilion where you will see a live alligator, snakes and turtles and learn some interesting facts about these and other species. There are also fossils and artifacts that illustrate the area's rich history. The exhibits will give you an idea of the abundance of wildlife and history found within the Wekiva Basin. You will learn about Wekiva's rich diversity of flora and fauna, some of which is endangered or threatened.

September 2014

  • Sat, Sep 27
    National Public Lands Day

October 2014

  • Sat, Oct 3, 8:30 - 11:30 am
    Wekiva River Paddle at the 3rd Annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival
    Katie's Wekiva River Landing, 190 Katie's Cove, Sanford, FL
    Paddle the Wekiva River while listening to stories of the river's past, present and future with Katie Moncrief of Katie's Landing, Jim Robison, local author and Barbara Howell of the Wekiva River Aquatic Preserve. Experience the tranquility and beauty of this aquatic preserve and National Wild & Scenic River. We'll visit hidden springs, watch for otters, gators, deer and bear and see how many of the river's 170 species of birds can be spotted. Bring water, snack, hat, sunscreen and lunch if you would like to linger longer at the riverside.

 



 

 

 

Last updated: July 31, 2014

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