| Sep 10, 2014
| 11:21 AM
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....
| 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,...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 7:41 AM
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
| Jul 2, 2013
| 7:39 AM
Wekiwa Springs State Park
1800 Wekiwa Circle
Apopka, Florida 32712
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 1, 2012
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...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 10:18 AM
| Jul 14, 2011
| 10:22 AM
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...