FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2012
WEKIVA WILD AND SCENIC RIVER MANAGEMENT PLAN UNVEILED ON THURSDAY
~Florida's Wekiva River System second in the state to get national designation ~
The National Parks Service has recognized the 41.6 miles of the Wekiva River System to include wild, scenic and recreational uses.
SANFORD – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will participate in the dedication ceremony for the Wekiva Wild and Scenic River comprehensive management plan during an event scheduled for Thursday in Sanford.
The National Parks Service designated the Wekiva River System a National Wild and Scenic River in 2000, making it only the second Florida river to get the national designation. It joined the Loxahatchee River, which was designated in 1985. The Wekiva River System is northwest of Orlando and is within Orange, Seminole and Lake counties.
Thursday, a comprehensive management plan dedication ceremony includes invited speaker DEP Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr., along with local, state and federal officials.
The ceremony will take place:
Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park, Katie's Landing
May 17, 2012
10 a.m. to noon
262 Wekiva Parkway Drive