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Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Wakulla BMAP meeting


Time & Place

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Woodville Community Center, Live Oak Room, 8000 Old Woodville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32305

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Upper Wakulla River and Wakulla Springs Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) technical meeting. Discussion items include: nitrogen isotope study, nitrogen loading estimates to ground water in Wakulla basin, agriculture in the basin, BMAP basin boundary, and identification of priority restoration areas & sufficiency of effort evaluation.

More Information

Stephen Cioccia | (850) 245-8513 | Email


Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Wakulla Wildlife Festival


Time & Place

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wakulla Springs State Park, 465 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla, FL 32327

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The festival is a celebration of outdoor activities and area heritage. Local musicians, artists, and experts offer a one-of-a-kind experiences, helpful advice, and personal enrichment in a neighborhood family atmosphere.

The festival continues to include the ever-popular premium guided tours, living history demonstrators and children's activities. Special Bird of Prey and Reptile Shows presented by the Center for Wildlife Education of Georgia Southern University are always crowd pleasers. Exhibitors on the main festival grounds will introduce guests to a wide assortment of outdoor activities and provide close encounters with area wildlife. Bluegrass music will also enliven events on the main festival grounds.

A $6 per vehicle donation to The Friends of Wakulla Springs supports the shows and programs of the festival.

More Information

Jeff Hugo | (850) 561-7286 | Web | Map


Florida Friendly Landscape and Garden Tour


Time & Place

9:30 a.m.
High Springs Community Garden (located just east of the High Springs Police Station), 110 NW 2nd Avenue, High Springs

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Visiting 3 Florida-Friendly™ landscaped yards in the High Springs area. Meet at the High Springs Community Garden (located just east of the High Springs Police Station), 110 NW 2nd Avenue, High Springs. We will drive caravan style to the sites.

Florida-Friendly™ yards help to protect our water resources by putting the right plant in the right place and minimizing fertilizer and pesticide use. This tour will highlight examples of landscaping techniques and low maintenance plants that really work in our unique growing conditions.

The tour is free! To register call (352)337-6209.

More Information

Alachua County Cooperative Extension | (352) 955-2402


Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Wekiva River, Rock Springs Run BMAP meeting


Time & Place

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Westmonte Recreation Center, 624 Bills Lane, Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714

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This is a general public meeting of interested stakeholders to discuss issues related to the Wekiva River, Rock Springs Run, and Little Wekiva Canal Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP). This meeting will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to provide their comments and recommendations to the Department of Environmental Protection regarding development of the Wekiva River BMAP.

More Information

Kenneth Kuhl | 850-245-8418 | Email


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