Wekiva Wild and Scenic River System Projects
There are numerous projects based on enhancing or protecting the Outstandingly Remarkable Values found in the Wekiva Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan that are either in the works or have recently been completed. The Paddle Wekiva map brochure, now available for download, highlights various paddle trips and excursions along the Wekiva River system. Additionally, a listing of proposed projects and past successful projects are available here. Our River Ambassador has been busy with educational events and outreach projects throughout the year and details of her activities are also available.
Turtle Tagging Project: funded in part by the Wekiva Wild and Scenic River Partnership Rivers Program
Please learn more about this successful research project that was first launched a decade ago by Dr. Brian Hauge of Penn State. The principal investigator today is Eric Munsc
her who coordinates the turtle tagging program in the Wekiwa Springs and Rock Springs Run area.
The River Ambassador fills a critical role on behalf of the Wekiva Wild and Scenic River System Management Advisory Committee. The Ambassador provides essential visitor services including education, river patrol, promotion of stewardship, and resource management. The Ambassador supports an “on the water” stewardship program that provides a presence within the waters of the Wekiva Wild and Scenic River System, and promotes stewardship and understanding of local riverine resources. The River Ambassador is also responsible for recruiting and training volunteers to assist with the program and takes the program out to the public, typically on weekends. Responsibilities also include developing literature, courses and presentations to promote stewardship and understanding of local riverine resources.
The River Ambassador conducts and organizes numerous educational and outreach activities directly related to protection and enhancement of the Wekiva Wild and Scenic River Outstandingly Remarkable Values. Click on the links to learn more about these activities. Click here to email our current River ambassador to see how you can get involved!