| Aug 22, 2013
| 8:20 AM
In public-affairs programming this weekend:
WFTV-Channel 9's "Central Florida Spotlight" examines pollution along the Wekiva River and its springs at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Martie Salt fills in as host for Greg Warmoth. Her guests include state Sen. David...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 1:08 PM
A routine check of my wildlife camera, which is located in our Seminole County backyard not too far from Wekiva River Basin, reveals some interesting bear behavior. The carefully hidden remote weather-proof Bushnell HD Trail video camera has a motion-...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 3:33 PM
Just how much more water can Central Florida pump from the Floridan Aquifer without causing real harm to the region's environment? After years of debate, study and anxiety, state authorities say they have finally — and officially — figured...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 7:41 AM
Note: Kelly Park is not to be confused with Rock Springs Run State Reserve, which is off limits to swimmers. For information on that state park, see below.
Rock Springs Run at Kelly Park 400 East Kelly Park Road
Apopka, FL 32712
| Jul 2, 2013
| 7:39 AM
Wekiwa Springs State Park
1800 Wekiwa Circle
Apopka, Florida 32712
Located at the headwaters of the Wekiva River, the beautiful vistas within this park offer a glimpse of what Central Florida looked like when Timucuan Indians...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 10:18 AM
| Mar 28, 2013
| 12:47 PM
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...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 3:34 PM
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...
| Feb 24, 2013
This is the time of year when state Sen. Alan Hays usually tries to turn one of his extreme opinions into law by filing a bill that the Legislature has to consider with a straight face.
Session 2013: The Umatilla Republican does not disappoint.
| Dec 18, 2012
| 7:17 PM
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...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 11:20 AM
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,...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 6:06 PM
One hundred years ago this month, Seminole County shook off the reins of Orange County and took charge of its own destiny.
To mark its centennial, I asked you all to help me come up with a list of 100 things people love about Seminole County. Thanks...