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Amateur Film Festival- “My Wekiva Story”

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Date: Postponed New Date TBD

Share your Wekiva Story by making a short film for this film festival and compete for prizes! We will gather together to enjoy these short films and vote for the People’s Choice winner! 

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Camp Out! at Lake Norris

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Date: February 26-27, 2022

Join Friends of the Wekiva River and Wekiva Wild and Scenic River System at Lake Norris Conservation Area for the annual Friends of Wekiva River Camp Out! This is a primitive campsite with no bathrooms or drinking water. Campers should have all their own camping equipment. 

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Hydrologic Cycle Bike Tour at Wekiwa Springs State Park

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Date: New date TBD

Join Wekiva Wild and Scenic River and Friends of the Wekiva River at Wekiwa Springs State Park for a bike tour! This tour will be led by Friends of the Wekiva Rivers’ President, Jim Adamski. 

Bike through the beautiful landscapes of Wekiwa Springs State Park and learn about the hydrologic cycle. 

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Blue Spring State Park Manatee Festival

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Date: January 22-23, 2022 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Join Wekiva Wild and Scenic River System and the Wekiva- Middle St. Johns Aquatic Preserve at Blue Spring State Park for the Manatee Festival! This is an annual event celebrating Florida’s most charismatic marine mammal- the manatee! 

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Hidden Springs Tour at Seminole State Forest

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Date:January 9, 2022 9:00 AM

Join Wekiva Wild and Scenic River System, Wekiva River Aquatic Preserve, Friends of the Wekiva River, and Seminole State Forest for a tour of the hidden springs! This tour will have limited capacity, so sign up early! A link for registration and tickets will be provided one month in advance, check back soon!

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Family Day at Wekiwa Springs State Park

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Date: December 4, 2021 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Wekiva Wild and Scenic River and Friends of the Wekiva River are hosting a Family Day! Come out to Wekiwa Springs State Park on Saturday, December 4th from 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM to join us for arts & crafts, scavenger hunts, guided hikes, and tram tours of the park.

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Request For Proposals- CMP Update

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Request for Proposal, Wekiva Wild and Scenic River System River Management Plan Update

 The Wekiva Wild & Scenic Management Committee is seeking a qualified consultant to update the 2012 Wekiva Wild & Scenic River System Comprehensive Management Plan.

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Rock Springs Run State Reserve Hike

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Date: November 7, 2021

Join Friends of the Wekiva River for a hike in Rock Springs Run State Reserve! Choose to hike with a guide or a self-guided hike. Provide feedback on your hike to improve the trail options at Rock Springs Run State Reserve.

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Friends of the Wekiva River (FOWR) Paddle Trip- Emerald Cut

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Date: October 28, 2021

Join FOWR to paddle Emerald Cut! Reservations are required!
Paddle the section of Rock Springs Run known as Emerald Cut! Together with guides Jim Adamski, President of Friends of the Wekiva River, and Ashley Konon, River Ambassador for the Wekiva Wild and Scenic River, you will travel upstream on the beautiful waters of Rock Springs.

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Friends of the Wekiva River (FOWR) Butterflies and Wildflowers at Wekiwa Springs State Park

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Date: Sunday October 10, 2021

Nancy Prine, a FOWR Board Member and expert on butterflies, will give an introduction on their habits and habitats and will lead a hunt through the longleaf pine sandhill area. Expect to see plenty of wildflowers among the wiregrass and turkey oaks.

The hike is free but the park entrance fee is $6/vehicle (up to 8 people) and $4 for a single driver.

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