A Wild and Scenic Blog

Remembering Katie Moncrief: The Heart and Soul of the Wekiva River

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As the sun sets over the Wekiva, it’s impossible not to feel the presence of a remarkable soul who once made these waters a large part of her life’s work. Katie Moncrief, who passed away at the age of 98, was more than just a name in the annals of Central Florida water advocacy and […]

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Catch Up With Us: January 2024 Social Media Recap

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Welcome back to our special blog feature where we bridge the gap between our active social media presence and our readers who prefer to stay off platforms like Instagram and Facebook. The Wekiva Wild and Scenic River System’s social feeds have continued to be a bustling source of intriguing content, featuring the natural beauty, diverse […]

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Social Media Recap

Catch Up With Us: Social Media Recap

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Over the course of the past few weeks, the Wekiva Wild and Scenic River System social feeds have been a hub of activity, buzzing with educational content, captivating wildlife sightings, and volunteer opportunities. For those who might not be frequent visitors to Instagram or Facebook, where these updates have been shared, we’ve got you covered. […]

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Manatee Awareness at the Wekiva Wild and Scenic River System

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It’s well into November, so we know what’s on everybody’s mind: it’s Manatee Awareness Month! And what perfect timing – as temperatures cool around the state, manatees will be leaving coastal waters in search of thermal refuges with a water temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. And where can that kind of consistent water […]

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2023 Dragonfly Mercury Project

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Every year we sample four sites around the Wekiva River System for juvenile dragonfly called nymphs or larvae. This year we will be sampling the Wekiwa Springs Run, Lake Norris, Camp Joy, and Wekiva Falls.

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Annual Three Bridges Clean-up!

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Date: March 4, 2023

Join Seminole State Forest and the Wekiva River Ambassador on March 4, 2023 to clean up Black Water Creek! We will meet at the Lake Norris Conservation Area East Trailhead at 9:00 AM.

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WRAP Office Work Day

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Stop by the WRAP Office to help us clean and learn about our work! Have you been wondering how to get involved? This is an opportunity for you to stop by and talk with staff and volunteers about opportunities and fill out volunteer paperwork. Sign up here. Projects we will be working on: Clearing brush […]

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Wekiva CMP Update

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10/19/2022-Thank you to everyone who participated! We received great feedback! The time for public input has closed, but we appreciate your interest. Questions or comments? Please contact us via the Contact page on our site. The Wekiva River System Management Committee (MC) is performing anupdate to the 2012 Comprehensive Management Plan (CMP). The management planwas […]

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Wekiwa Springs Watch

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Date: Third Thursday of the Month

Time: 8:45 AM

Join the Wekiva Springs Watch group for the monthly water quality monitoring.

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Dragonfly Mercury Project Sampling 2022

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The Dragonfly Mercury Project engages citizen scientists such as students and teachers in the collection of juvenile dragonflies, also known as dragonfly larvae, from national parks for mercury analysis.

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