Welcome to Wekiva Wilderness Trust

Welcome to the Wekiva Wilderness Trust, the  volunteer organisation that supports Wekiwa Springs State Park. There are many volunteer opportunities from helping to run the nature center and conducting guided walks to river patrol and assisting rangers in the park. Our Board meets in the park at 5.30pm on the second Wednesday of every month and visitors are very welcome! For more information about volunteering and assisting the Trust please contact us.

About Us

The Wekiva Wilderness Trust is a nonprofit, volunteer group that supports the work of the basin parks. We are dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the Wekiva parks. Contact us to inquire about volunteer opportunities! There are many volunteer opportunities from helping to run the nature center and conducting guided walks to river patrol and assisting rangers in the park.

Wekiva Springs Animals

Here at Wekiwa Springs lives a great variety of wildlife. The following are only some of the animals that inhabit this pristine and diverse ecosystem. Black bears, deer, foxes, a wide range of birds, insects and plants are to be found. Every trip to the park provides a new opportunity to discover life.

Volunteer, Join or Donate

Help others to appreciate nature and preserve the environment by volunteering for WWT! There are many volunteer opportunities from helping to run the nature center and conducting guided walks to river patrol and assisting rangers in the park.

Nature Center Interpretive Pavilion

The nature center never closes and in 2016 had over 300,000 visitors. Originally opened in 1995 and since relocated this provides the venue for talks and the start for guided nature walks. The more volunteers we have, the more often we can allow interaction between our delightful live critters and our curious visitors.

“Each moment of the year has its own beauty . . . a picture which was never before and shall never be seen again.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Save the Dates

The Board of the Wekiva Wilderness Trust, the non profit volunteer group that supports the work of Wekiwa Springs State Park, meets in the park at 5.30pm on the first Wednesday of each month. Members of the public are welcome to join us and learn more about what we do and what you can do to help. For more information please email info@wwt-cso.com

Adopt an Animal and Save a Habitat

What about a Florida Black Bear? It’s easy with WWT Adopt-an-Animal program. When your class or scout troop adopts a black bear you are helping to maintain and preserve its natural habitat. If a big bear seems like too much to handle, there are lots of other animals to choose from. Animal adoptions make great presents for birthdays and special occasions too.

Animals available for adoption

Armored Catfish, American Alligator+, Box Turtle +, Bobcat, Corn Snake+, Florida Black Bear*, Florida Gopher Frog*,Florida Mouse*, Gopher Tortoise+, Greenhouse Frogs, Mud Turtle+, Nine-banded Armadillo, Opossum, Pine Snake+, Pocket Gopher, Raccoon, Rhesus Monkey, River Otter, Sherman’s Fox Squirrel, Striped Newt, White-tailed Deer

*threatened species

+available to visit classrooms and troop

Adoption Levels and Benefits

$25 level

-Your name on our online Animal Parents Recognition page for one year
-Personalized adoption certificate

$50 level

-Your name on our online Animal Parents Recognition page for one year
-Personalized adoption certificate
-Fact sheet on your animal

$100 level

-Your name on our online Animal Parents Recognition page for one year
-Personalized adoption certificate
-Fact sheet on your animal
-5 x 7 color photo of your animal

$150 level

-Your name on our online Animal Parents Recognition page for one year
-Personalized adoption certificate
-5 x 7 color photo of your animal
– animal visit to your class or meeting

All levels will receive an invitation to our Annual Animal Parents Picnic.

To adopt an animal click on the button below.


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Activities

New Website is Online

Some kids visiting the nature center

The Wekiva Wilderness Trust has recently updated the website.

Please feel free to contact us with comments about the new site. Thanks!