Management Committee Members

The Wekiva River System Advisory Management Committee (Committee) is established under Section 5 of the Wekiva River Wild and Scenic River Act of 2000(16 U.S.C. § 1274), and in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory

Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., Appendix 2.

The Committee assists in the development of the comprehensive management plan for the Wekiva River System and provides advice to the Secretary of the Department of Interior in carrying out the management responsibilities of the Secretary under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1274).

You can find all of the past meeting minutes and agendas for the Wekiva Wild and Scenic River System Management Advisory Committee by visiting the FACA database website. The Committee meets bi-monthly throughout the year. Meetings are typically held at Wekiwa Springs State Park in Apopka, Florida.

The Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) database is used by Federal agencies to continuously manage an average of 1,000 advisory committees nationally.

National Wild & Scenic River System Designation

The Wekiva River together with Wekiwa Springs Run, Rock Springs Run and Black Water Creek were designated by the United States Congress as a National Wild and Scenic River in October 2000. The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act states that in order for a river to be eligible for designation it must be “free-flowing” and must possess one or more “outstandingly remarkable” values.

Our 5 Outstanding Remarkable Values:
  • Scenic
  • Recreation
  • Wildlife and Habitat
  • Water Quality and Quantity
  • Historic and Cultural Resources

Wekiva River Management Plan

The Wekiva Wild and Scenic River System Management Plan serves as the basis for protecting a designated river’s values to ensure the river will be protected in perpetuity for future generations to enjoy. The Management Plan was developed by the Wekiva River System Advisory Management Committee (AMC) in collaboration with the National Park Service (NPS) to fulfill this enabling legislation requirement. Originally created in 2012, the plan was given a comprehensive update in 2023.

Help Us Protect The Wekiva River

River Ambassadors fill critical roles on behalf of the Wekiva Wild and Scenic River System Management Advisory Committee, providing essential visitor services and supporting an “on the water” stewardship program. These vounteer positions include:

  • Education & Outreach
  • River Patrol
  • Promotion of Stewardship
  • Resource Management