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Upcoming events

    • Saturday, August 27, 2022
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Lodge Entrance

    Swift Night Out at Wakulla Springs                                       

    Free with Park Admission
    Meet at the Lodge Entrance

    During Swift Night Out people all over the country stand beneath chimneys to watch and count chimney swifts enter their roost.  The Lodge at Wakulla Springs has a large flock that roosts in one of its inactive chimneys.  Come to witness the “flying cigar” shaped birds perform their swirling aerial dance prior to their descent into the chimney.  Be part of a nationwide program to estimate their numbers.  Enjoy this unusual ranger-led program to see firsthand one of nature’s amazing spectacles. 


    • Saturday, September 10, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Wakulla Springs in Front of the Bath House
    Register

    2022 Wakulla Springs Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show

    We’re Back! The 2022 Wakulla Springs Car Show will be on September 10, 2022, at
    beautiful Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park. The event opens to the public at 10:00 AM (entrance fee required but the Show is included in the fee) and runs till 3:00 PM. If you are entering a vehicle, we will start placement at 8:00 AM. To pre-register, go to Wakullasprings.org, or you can do on-site registration at the Park on the day of the event.

    A variety of food will be available and various local artists will be providing music during the event. We will have a drawing for door prizes and a 50/50 drawing at the end of the event preceding the announcement of the winners. This event builds on a long history of car shows at the Springs, going back to the Rod

    Shows that were popular in the 1970’s and 80’s. Everything from antiques to exotics and classics to customs will be there. This is a People’s Choice event and trophies will be awarded in the Car, Truck and Motorcycle categories. This year will see the addition of a judged Best of Show and a Friends of Wakulla Springs Choice trophies that will be unveiled at the show (think Creature!). Car Clubs are encouraged to participate and will have specifically areas designated for them. Also remember while you are there to enjoy the other great amenities offered at the Park, including swimming at the beach and the incredible river boat tours.

    • Saturday, September 17, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Wakulla Springs State Park


    Saturday Sept 17

    International Coastal Cleanup

    International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) is the largest single day volunteer event devoted to cleaning up our oceans and rivers.  Friends members will be conducting their quarterly road cleanup of their adopted section of Wakulla Springs Rd in support of ICC. 

    Please consider joining your Friends in support of this important service project.  At least 12 members are needed for this cleanup.  Volunteers will be working from 9a-12p.  They should wear long pants and closed-toed shoes.  They are encouraged to bring their refillable water bottles. 

    Participants are eligible to receive an ICC t-shirt and attend the Keep Wakulla County Beautiful celebration in Woolley Park (Panacea FL) after the cleanup.  If you would like to receive your t-shirt on the day of the cleanup, please send Jackie your needed size by Aug 31.  Otherwise, t-shirts will be distributed at Woolley Park while supplies last. 

    Please register by calling  Jackie Turner at 850-561-7281.



    • Saturday, September 24, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Cherokee Sink

    Volunteers Are Needed!

    Saturday Sept 24 National Public Lands Day 

    National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the largest single day volunteer event to give back to our public lands.  At Wakulla Springs, volunteers will be continuing restoration efforts in the Cherokee Sink area.  They will be working to brush in user-created trails to the sink and installing fencing to keep visitors on the established trial encircling the sink. 

     

    Please consider joining your Friends and other volunteers in support of this important service project.  At least 12 volunteers are needed for this project.  Volunteers will be working from 9a-12p.  They should wear long pants and closed-toed shoes.  They are encouraged to bring their refillable water bottles. 

              

    Following the service project, participants are welcome to recreate in the park.  They can go for a swim in the refreshingly cool spring waters or take a hike into the beautiful forest that surrounds the spring. Lunch will be their own and available for sale in the Lodge.

    Please register for this event by contacting Jackie Turner:

    To register, participants should contact Jackie Turner by phone (850.561.7281) or email (Jackie.M.Turner@dep.state.fl.us). 

    She looks forward to hearing from you. 

     


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Phone: (850) 561–7286 • Email: friends@wakullasprings.org

 A 501(c)3 organization  whose mission is to conserve, protect, restore and enhance the natural, historical, cultural and recreational resources of Wakulla Springs State Park for present and future generations.

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