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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.

Orchids
Otter frolicking

Join us for one of our monthly field trips!

Volunteer FOWR-Volunteers


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.


Upcoming Field Trips

DIP NETTING
September 20

Wekiwa Springs State Park 9:00AM

1800 Wekiwa Circle
Apopka, FL 32712
$6 per vehicle for up to 8 people.
Tell the ranger at the entrance that you are there for the dipnetting program so they can direct you to Sand Lake.

Join park staff and Friends of the Wekiva River volunteers at the water's edge to learn more about what lives beneath the waterline. With dipnets and containers in hand, participants will probe the shoreline for small fish, tadpoles, and macro invertebrates or insects living in the water. This program is suitable and fun for all ages.


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dipnet

A short walk across soft sand will bring participants to the edge of Sand Lake where there are benches to sit and rest while dipnets are in action. Participants will not be getting into the water, but clothes and shoes that can get a little wet or muddy are best. Remember that drinking water, sun protection, and insect repellant are always a good idea at the park

Due to limited shoreline and nets, this program will be offered to the first 25 participants.
Contact Weegie Henry to reserve your spot!407-341-9025_______________________________________________________

Saturday, October 18, 2014
10:30 AM
Wildflower and Butterfly hike in Wekiwa Springs State Park.
Round trip hike of approximately 2 miles in the Sandhill Habitat.
Suitable for all ages.
Cost: $6.00 for vehicles (up to 8 passengers)
Contact:Weegie Henry    407-341-9025


The Wekiva River

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Events & Programs

Next Board Meeting/ Date change:
October 2, 2014 at 6 p.m .
SPECIAL PROGRAM
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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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