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CALENDAR ANNOUNCEMENT: November 15, 2010
CONTACT: Jessica Sims, (850) 245-3029
  Kristin Lock, (850) 245-2112

Peacock Springs State Park to Host Special Naming Event

~New state park name will honor the late Wes Skiles~

LIVE OAK - The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Florida Park Service will host a special naming event at Peacock Springs State Park in Live Oak on Tuesday, November 16, at 11:00 a.m.

Peacock Springs State Park will be renamed in honor of Wes Skiles, world-class explorer, cinematographer and photographer, who passed away earlier this year. Skiles’ legacy includes a passion for the protection Florida’s springs, cave exploration, a vast understanding of the Floridan aquifer and superb educational and adventurous science films.

DEP Secretary Mimi A. Drew, Florida State Parks Director Donald Forgione, former coordinator of the Florida Springs Taskforce Jim Stevenson and Wes Skiles’ brother James Skiles, along with many of Wes’ family, friends and colleagues will be in attendance.

For more information on Florida’s state parks, visit www.floridastateparks.org

This event will take place:

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
11:00 a.m.
Peacock Springs State Park
Park Entrance Located on 180th Street
Off of State Road 51
Live Oak, Florida
(386) 362-2746

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Last updated: January 25, 2011

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