Welcome to the Wekiva Wilderness Trust
Welcome to the Wekiva Wilderness Trust, a nonprofit, volunteer group that supports the work of the three parks that make up the Wekiva basin state parks. WEKIWA SPRINGS STATE PARK LOWER WEKIVA RIVER PRESERVE STATE PARK ROCK SPRINGS RUN STATE PRESERVE
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. VOLUNTEER INFORMATION
Join the Wekiva Wilderness Trust with a membership and become a vital part of supporting the Wekiva basin state parks! We offer several levels. Membership entitles you to attend and vote at the monthly board meetings and the opportunity to learn what is going on in the parks and how you can help. Read more >
News and Upcoming Events at Wekiwa Springs & Rock Springs Run
WWT awarded $100,000 grant for Ethel
On January 30, the Wekiva Wilderness Trust was awarded a $100,000 grant from Walt Disney World Resort to help make a happier and healthier planet possible. The WWT was one of five Florida conservation organizations to receive awards as part of the 'Disney Planet Possible' effort for a brighter, more sustainable future. The WWT grant will go towards the Ethel project and was recognized for its commitment to providing educational opportunities for youth in our community.
Disney has donated $6 million to nonprofit organizations across Florida since the start of its 50th Anniversary celebrations.
Hike With a Ranger
Join a Ranger on a 1.5- mile hike. Water, closed-toe shoes, insect repellant, and sunscreen recommended. Meet at Sand Lake Parking Lot inside Wekiwa Spring State Park. To sign up go to Meet Up Wekiva.
Junior Ranger Club: Camp cooking
Campfires can be enjoyed in many ways. Learn fire safety tips and a try campfire recipe!
We will have an opportunity to give back to the land by picking up litter. (buckets and trash grabbers provided)
For questions, please email Park Services Specialist, Val Hahn: Val.Hahn@FloridaDEP.gov
Bird Surveys: Help Us Spot the Birds
Saturday: February 4, at 8AM
Help our park biologist on our monthly bird surveys. For more info, email Paul directly at Paul.Lammardo@FloridaDEP.gov
Black History Month Tram Ride - 1.5 hours
Thursday: February 9th at 9am
Learn about the Black History of Wekiwa Springs State Park from local historian and author, Don Philpott while riding though our history rich natural area on our open-air tram. Space is limited, RSVP via Meetup Wekiva. Suggested $5 donation per rider to benefit our park's Citizen Support Organization.
The Wekiva Wilderness Trust is an all-volunteer organization that runs the nature center, conducts guided walks and river patrols and performs a variety of other work to assist rangers in the park. We need your financial help to continue our support that preserves and restores the Wekiva parks for all to enjoy. Read more >
Learn more about the Serenity Garden Project. Read more >