| Apr 22, 2014
| 7:15 PM
We hear a lot about Central Florida's paved bike trails but less about the even more abundant unpaved hiking trails. Here are seven gems all within an hour's drive of downtown Orlando: Florida Trail, Flagler Trail, Shingle Creek Trail, Wekiva River Buffer...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 3:02 PM
With brooms, rakes, nets and bare hands, nearly 50 volunteers on Sunday scrubbed a scum of green algae off the floor of Wekiwa Springs, hoping to bring back its white sand and blue water.
"What do you think, is it working?" said organizer Russell...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 10:06 AM
A Central Florida woman has been searching day and night for her missing mini horse after the animal went missing from its trailer on Sunday.
Brenda Young Johnson took her 10-year-old mini horse Tootsie to a charity event at Lower Wekiva River Preserve,...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 1:08 PM
A routine check of my wildlife camera, which is located in our Seminole County backyard not too far from Wekiva River Basin, reveals some interesting bear behavior. The carefully hidden remote weather-proof Bushnell HD Trail video camera has a motion-...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 10:29 AM
After a decade of war, many veterans coming home are finding difficulty integrating back into society, where civilians move at a different pace, react to situations differently and respond with a different level of urgency. Many veterans miss the...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 6:08 PM
In the aftermath of the most serious bear attack in Florida history, a top state wildlife officer admitted Wednesday that "we could've done better."
That assessment from Thomas Eason of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission came amid...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Standing less than 2 miles from an algae-plagued Wekiwa Springs, Gov. Rick Scott and Florida's top environmental officials gushed praise Wednesday for $37 million in public money set aside to jump-start restoration work at some of the state's best-known...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 2:20 PM
From bald eagles to manatees and just about everything in between, I have a fascination with all kinds of wildlife. My home in Seminole County borders the Wekiva River Basin and in the recent years I’ve captured images of a female black bear and...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 10:18 AM
| Feb 18, 2013
| 3:34 PM
The Seminole Wekiva Trail, a 14-mile urban, multi-use trail, runs on the former Orange Belt railway line. The trail runs from Markham Road near SR46 on the north end, to SR436 and Laurel Road on the south end.
The north end includes a section of off-road...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Spring weather. Beautiful sunsets. What's missing? If you answered "hiking boots and a compass," we clearly don't run in the same circles.
In fact, I prefer not to run at all — especially when there are watering holes with an outdoor patio to kick...