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  • Florida rivers' low profile puts them at risk

    Florida rivers' low profile puts them at risk
    For an imaginary moment, swim with Hueland Todd Brown as he descends into a deep, caramel-colored river, feeling his way with his hands and hoping nothing bites. Brown lives by the Choctawhatchee, a wild river that coils through remote forests in the...
  • Fete outdoors: Orlando's bar patios

    Fete outdoors: Orlando's bar patios
    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...
  • Stealth camera captures backyard deer

    Stealth camera captures backyard deer
    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...
  • Florida rivers getting sicker, Sentinel investigation finds

    Florida rivers getting sicker, Sentinel investigation finds
    Florida's rivers are in trouble. That's what the Orlando Sentinel found after a yearlong evaluation of some of the state's biggest and smallest, most urban and remote, cleanest and dirtiest, protected and abused rivers. Of the 22 rivers studied,...
  • Wildlife along the Wekiva River

    Wildlife along the Wekiva River
  • Status report on Seminole County bike paths

     
    Last month, the county extended the north end of the trail a half-mile to Longwood Markham Road. There's a sign on the other side of the road that says “Seminole Wekiva Trail Wekiva River .4 mile” but there are no plans to pave that section to...
  • Seminole Wekiva Trail’s new paved/unpaved end

     
    Sentinel photographer Tom Benitez captured on video various scenes from the Seminole Wekiva Trail, including the new northern end, which is paved but then turns to gravel on its way to the Wekiva River. See the video by clicking here....
  • Author, naturalist Bill Belleville to speak at Urban ReThink

     
    Author and documentary filmmaker Bill Belleville will show images of the natural world and read from his new book of essays, “Salvaging the Real Florida: Lost & Found in the State of Dreams,” on Monday, Aug. 22. The presentation will be from...
  • Barefoot 5K, clinic aims to raise money for cancer center

     
    Interested in getting a proper feel for barefoot running? The TravelCountry.com Barefoot Fun Run in Sorrento on Nov. 19 offers  an opportunity to learn the basics from a barefoot running expert before you ditch your shoes.  Michael Sandler, best selling...
  • Photos: New Seminole Wekiva Trail segment

     
    The 0.9-mile segment runs from the Markham Road trailhead west to the Wekiva River. But at the halfway point where the trail crosses County Road 46A, the trail goes from paved to dirt, apparently to mitigate any pollution or runoff that paving might bring...
  • House passes septic tank inspection repeal 105-11

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida House easily passed a measure to repeal a statewide septic tank inspection program that the Legislature passed in 2010. The measure repeals a law sponsored by former state Sen. Lee Constantine, R-Altamonte Springs,...