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  • Lawmakers OK $25 million for springs clean-up

    Lawmakers OK $25 million for springs clean-up
    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....
  • X-way must protect scrub-jay habitat: My Word

    X-way must protect scrub-jay habitat: My Word
    I was recently part of an Orange Audubon Society survey of scrub lands proposed for purchase by the Central Florida Expressway Authority as mitigation for construction of the Wekiva Parkway. These scrub lands are home to the Florida scrub-jay. This native...
  • Apopka-based Orange commission seat has deep primary field

    Apopka-based Orange commission seat has deep primary field
    Term limits are forcing Orange County Commissioner Fred Brummer from the seat that represents the northwest area of the county around Lake Apopka. Five candidates are vying to replace him in an Aug. 26 primary, and if no one wins more than 50 percent of...
  • Longwood man dies in Lake County DUI crash

    Longwood man dies in Lake County DUI crash
    A Saturday night crash in Lake County left one man dead and another jailed on DUI and other charges. Robert Wenrick, 43, of DeBary, was driving east on State Road 46 at about 10:15 p.m. when he struck a pedestrian who was standing in the roadway,...
  • Wekiwa Springs cleanup would use state money to put homes on sewer service

    Wekiwa Springs cleanup would use state money to put homes on sewer service
    A plan to extend sewer lines near Wekiwa Springs to homes that have septic systems would be paid for mostly with tax money but has agitated residents who fear the project would cost them thousands of dollars, tear up streets and yards — but do...
  • 15 cool Central Florida rivers to canoe, kayak

    15 cool Central Florida rivers to canoe, kayak
    With just a few weeks remaining till most kids go back to school, time's getting short to get some outdoors exercise with them unhurried by worries about homework and tests. If you own a canoe or kayak or can rent or borrow one, why not try some of the...
  • Want to paddle Wekiva River? See 4 rental options

    Want to paddle Wekiva River? See 4 rental options
    So you're ready to paddle the Wekiva River, but where to rent a canoe or kayak? And what else is there to do? Here are four options. Click the name of each location for its website: Wekiwa Springs State Park: The park concession rents canoes or single...
  • Pictures: 7 nearby trails you haven't hiked

    Pictures: 7 nearby trails you haven't hiked
    We hear a lot about Central Florida's paved bike trails but less about the even more abundant unpaved hiking trails. Here are seven gems all within an hour's drive of downtown Orlando: Florida Trail, Flagler Trail, Shingle Creek Trail, Wekiva River Buffer...
  • Paddle Florida's other National Wild and Scenic River

    Paddle Florida's other National Wild and Scenic River
    It's well-known that our very own Wekiva River is designated a National Wild and Scenic River, great for kayaking and canoeing. Just one other Florida river has such a designation: the Loxahatchee River, two hours south of Orlando. It's a river dark...
  • Volunteers scrub away Wekiwa Springs algae scum

    Volunteers scrub away Wekiwa Springs algae scum
    With brooms, rakes, nets and bare hands, nearly 50 volunteers on Sunday scrubbed a scum of green algae off the floor of Wekiwa Springs, hoping to bring back its white sand and blue water. "What do you think, is it working?" said organizer Russell...
  • 'We could've done better,' wildlife officer says after 2 bears wrongly killed

    'We could've done better,' wildlife officer says after 2 bears wrongly killed
    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...
  • Search on for mini horse missing after charity event

    Search on for mini horse missing after charity event
    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,...