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Wekiva River

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  • Seminole Wekiva Trail is a good choice on a hot day

    Seminole Wekiva Trail is a good choice on a hot day
    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...
  • 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
  • Florida likely to alter endangered species list

     
    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will try Wednesday, June 8, once again to redo its list of endangered animals, using international biological guidelines. The agency's effort already is getting criticism because the Florida black bear...
  • Must-see picture: 500-pound black bear in Seminole County

     
    Orlando Sentinel photographer Red Huber has taken many photos of bears over the years, and he snapped another great one Tuesday of a 500-pound black bear in Seminole County. We didn't get him on a scale, of course, but he looks to be  in that range! ...
  • 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...