Message From the President (Julie Harrington)
Autumn has sprung at Wakulla Springs State Park! Activities have ramped up these last few months and almost resumed back to a touch of normality again!
FLORIDA TALKS PROGRAM SERIES
We had a month when we were not allowed int the closed park, but the park rangers kept measuring for us. Wakulla Spring got very clear, glass bottom boat clear, due the Pandemic, not that it was over, but the environment seems to get clear and clean during the Pandemic...
Seán E. McGlynn, Ph.D.
2019 was a good year for apple snails on the upper Wakulla River
2019 was the best year since 2011 for apple snail egg clusters. Here’s an updated chart of apple snail egg cluster counts through 2019. I only total the counts for the three months that have been consistently counted since 2006.
This report analyzes long-term trends in the abundance of 24 species surveyed by park staff and volunteers from 1992 through 2018. It also analyses trends for three shorter time periods defined by significant perturbations to the upper Wakulla River ecosystem: (1) invasion of the exotic hydrilla spurred by excess nitrogen in the spring (1992-2000), (2) the hydrilla management period (2000-2012) when mechanical harvesting and herbicides were used to combat the invasive exotic plant, and (3) the post-hydrilla management period (2012-2018) following the cessation of herbicide treatment in 2013. READ MORE...
Hard work and dedication has its rewards.
Last Thursday the Northwest Florida Water Management District presented the Wakulla Springs Alliance (a citizens organization) with its Springs Champion Award for their on going efforts in protecting Florida springs and especially for their work at Wakulla Spring. WSA Board members Sean McGlynn and Cal Jamison were there to receive the award. Congratulations to Wakulla Springs Alliance!
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