|Resource Management Programs of Wekiva River Aquatic Preserve
Wekiva Basin Ecosystem Working Group
Want to know what's happening on the river and around the Wekiva Basin?
Consider attending the next Wekiva Basin Working Group meeting. The working group serves as a clearinghouse for information. Learn
what researchers are doing in the basin; get updates from resource managers and biologists from Wekiva
Basin State Parks, Seminole State Forest, Wekiva River Aquatic Preserve, the St. Johns River Water
Management District and local parks. For more information and to receive an email notice of the next
Working Group meeting, contact
Deborah.Shelley@dep.state.fl.us or call (407) 330-6727.
Exotic Vegetation Control
The Wekiva River Aquatic Preserve staff work with other agencies, contractors and volunteers, to
remove prolific exotic plants, fallen logs and other hazards to navigation with the Aquatic Preserve.
Recently, we completed a long term project with the Florida FWC Invasive Plant Section that reduced
nuisance cattails in the Wekiva River from over 20 acres to less than 3 acres. We also conduct annual
hydrilla removal efforts from the Wekiwa Spring Run.
The Wekiva River Aquatic Preserve staff is involved with many different advisory and stakeholder
groups working on various issues that confront the basin. These organizations include:
- Wekiva Basin Ecosystem Working Group.
- Friends of the Wekiva.
- Blue Springs Working Group.
- Wekiva Parkway Commission.
- Rotary Club of Seminole County South.
- Florida DEP Total Maximum Daily Loads Working Group.
June 30, 2011
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard M.S. 235
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
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