Message From The President:

FRIENDS’ ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF 2013

Greetings,

My name is Denise Tenuto and I am one of the original founding board members of the Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. I was recruited by John Athanason, Public Relations Manager at the park, to the original Steering Committee as I was planning my retirement after 32 years from the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) and coordinating with the park as the Project Manager for the Weeki Wachee Springs Restoration Project.

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Florida-friendly Landscape Project 2013

Florida-friendly Landscape Project 2013

Earlier in 2013, the Friends gave Weeki Wachee Springs a facelift by implementing a Florida-friendly landscape plan prepared by the Florida Park Service. The landscaping provides enhanced filtration of stormwater runoff...

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Brett Hemphill presents his cave diving experience

Brett Hemphill presents his cave diving experience

On Thursday, June 13, 2013 Brett Hemphill of Karst Underwater Research presented his video of cave diving exploration of the spring. He went down over 400' and hasn't hit bottom yet,...

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National Public Lands Day on September 29th, 2013

National Public Lands Day on September 29th, 2013

This year on National Public Lands Day (September 29th, 2013) we worked on the landscape along the southern wall of the park. Thank you to all our hard working volunteers!

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"Capture the Crown" contest for the title…

 "Capture the Crown" contest for the title of Miss Weeki Wachee and Miss Teen Weeki Wachee:

On February 9th, The Friends partnered with Envy Pageant Productions to hold "Capture the Crown" contest at the park for the title of Miss Weeki Wachee and Miss Teen Weeki...

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Rock The Beach 2013 Fundraiser

Rock The Beach 2013 Fundraiser

Support the "Friends," join our Beach / Luau themed party! Featuring "The Dangerous Ground Band" (Hernando County's Best Rock Band!) and "Shazadi and Jewels of the Desert."  Admission is $10 or $20...

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