Manatees in the Wekiva River

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Documenting manatee sightings is important and provides important data for researchers as they are trying to further understand how manatees are using the Wekiva River. Save the Manatee Club has an online form where citizens can easily report sightings and upload photos or videos. In the summer of 2019 and 2020 several manatees were sighted in the Wekiva River that proved to be known individuals from Blue Spring! Among them were ‘Mata Hari’ and her calf, who made it all the way up to the Wekiva head spring, ‘Peyton’ and her calf who visited Wekiva Island, ‘Marge’ who may have given birth to her calf in a resident’s canal, and ‘Jocie’ with her small calf.

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Dragonfly Mercury Project Sample at Lake Norris

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Date: June 15th 2021

Join the Wekiva River Ambassador and the Wekiva River Aquatic Preserve for the 2021 Dragonfly Mercury Project!

Meet at the Lake Norris Conservation Area East Trailhead, 24542 Blackwater Creek Rd, Eustis, FL 32736 on Tuesday June 15th at 9:30 AM

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Spring Cleaning at the Wekiva River Aquatic Preserve Office

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Spring cleaning work day at the Wekiva River Aquatic Preserve office. We love our volunteers!

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Clean Up!

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Date: Saturday April 3rd 2021

Join Seminole State Forest and the Wekiva River Ambassador on April 3, 2021 to clean up Black Water Creek! Meet at Seminole State Forest to get signed in, then drive as a group to the first clean up area (SR 46 Bridge).

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2020 Dragonfly Mercury Project

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2020 presented new challenges on how to collect the required 10-15 dragonfly nymphs from each of the four designated sites within the Wekiva Basin. This was the 2nd year for samples to be submitted for analysis from the Wekiva Wild & Scenic River System.

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Wekiwa Springs Watch

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Date: Event Held Monthly

Time: 8:45 AM

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

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24th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count

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Date: February 12-15th 2021

Count the birds you see for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, and then enter your checklist online with eBird (https://ebird.org/about) or the Merlin Bird ID app (https://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/)

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Annual Three Bridges Clean Up!

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Date: Saturday March 6th 2021

Clean up under SR 44, CR 44A, and Lake Norris Rd. Bridge that cross Black Water Creek.

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20th Anniversary Art Contest Winners

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These are the winners of the 20th Anniversary Art Contest

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Wilson’s Landing Park

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Wilson’s Landing Park is located in northwest Seminole County…

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