Written by Madeleine Carr Thursday, 05 April 2007 16:22
News from Friends of Wakulla Springs State Park
Here's the good news: Right now, this very week, the clarity of Wakulla Springs is what we all read about in those ancient poems. Ethereal, like floating on clouds, you get the picture. Go and float yourself and look at the rookeries along the river, or listen for the Protonotaria citrea, flitting around at the river's edge.
This Saturday, April 7, the 30th anniversary of the filming of Airport 77 at Wakulla Springs will be remembered with an open-air projection of the movie that featured Jack Lemmon. Bring a chair, a down cover (it's going to be cool) and take a look at some of the artifacts from that movie as well. $15 lets a whole car load of folks in.
On Sunday, April 15 at 10 a.m. we're hoping to have all hands available to clean up the road before the folowing weekend's Wildlife Festival. Bring gloves and friends. We meet at the side entrance to the spring on CR 61 (south of the blinking light). The more folks the merrier, and the faster we'll be done.
Then comes the famous Wildlife Festival Thursday, Friday and Saturday (wakullawildlifefestival.org). You might not want to go on any of the tours, but come to the art gallery opening Friday evening to hear Sammy Tedder and to see some wildlife art that will take your breath away.
Pre-registration for any tours is recommended. And we also are still short of volunteers for Saturday a.m. for the tour tent and registration.
It is a busy time at Wakulla Springs. The birds certainly are a testimony to that as they are building nests and hatching eggs, and so are the hundreds of school kids on their spring outings. We all hope you'll join this exciting time at our beloved park for some of the events.
If you know any runners or walkers, please alert them that a 5K run is planned in the sanctuary (where humans rarely go) for May 19. The t-shirts are exquisite. Even if you just want to walk back there, sign up soon. This is a benefit for the Friends of Wakulla Springs State Park.
Friends of Wakulla Springs State Park
This information originally published on April 5, 2007.
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