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  • Lawmakers OK $25 million for springs clean-up

    Lawmakers OK $25 million for springs clean-up
    TALLAHASSEE – About two-dozen Florida springs clean-up projects got a $25 million taxpayer infusion Wednesday when a budget-writing panel signed off on plans to clean up leaky septic tanks and polluted waters, feeding both springs and development....
  • Search on for mini horse missing after charity event

    Search on for mini horse missing after charity event
    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,...
  • Florida Springs Guide: Rock Springs Run at Kelly Park and State Reserve

    Florida Springs Guide: Rock Springs Run at Kelly Park and State Reserve
    Note: Kelly Park is not to be confused with Rock Springs Run State Reserve, which is off limits to swimmers. For information on that state park, see below. Rock Springs Run at Kelly Park 400 East Kelly Park Road Apopka, FL 32712 (407) 889-4179 This...
  • Florida Springs Guide: Wekiwa Springs State Park

    Florida Springs Guide: Wekiwa Springs State Park
    Wekiwa Springs State Park 1800 Wekiwa Circle Apopka, Florida 32712 Phone: 407-884-2009 Located at the headwaters of the Wekiva River, the beautiful vistas within this park offer a glimpse of what Central Florida looked like when Timucuan Indians...
  • Hidden 'Critter Cam' reveals backyard bear behavior

    Hidden 'Critter Cam' reveals backyard bear behavior
    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-...
  • Team RWB, Paddleboard Orlando offer help to military veterans

    Team RWB, Paddleboard Orlando offer help to military veterans
    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...
  • $37M targeted for helping Florida's springs

    $37M targeted for helping Florida's springs
    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...
  • 'We could've done better,' wildlife officer says after 2 bears wrongly killed

    'We could've done better,' wildlife officer says after 2 bears wrongly killed
    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...
  • Wekiva Island still laid-back spot

    Wekiva Island still laid-back spot
    No man is an island — and, obviously, the same applies to riverside watering holes. It had been two years since I had ventured out to Wekiva Island, the utterly laid-back local bar tucked along the Wekiva River in Longwood. At that time, the...
  • 2013 Epcot Food & Wine Fest

    2013 Epcot Food & Wine Fest
  • Bear cubs out for a walk with mom

    Bear cubs out for a walk with mom
    Just after dusk this week, a Florida black bear emerged from a wooded area with two cubs following close behind on a evening stroll. These two adorable bear cubs were very inquisitive about checking out their new surroundings. They attempted to climb a...