SANFORD – On Thursday, May 17, a dedication ceremony to announce the Wekiva Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at Katie’s Landing, located at 262 Wekiva Park Drive in Sanford. The public is invited to attend.
This event will be jointly hosted by the Wekiva River System Management Advisory Committee and the National Park Service, along with Lake, Orange and Seminole counties, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the cities of Longwood, Altamonte Springs and Apopka.
Leslie Campione, Chairman of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners, will be presenting the resolution recently passed by the Lake County Commissioners in support of the Wekiva Wild and Scenic River System Comprehensive Management Plan.
Others expected to be in attendance include: Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Herschel Vinyard; former Congressman and Florida Attorney General Bill McCullom, sponsor of the original Wekiva Wild and Scenic River System legislation; former Florida Senator Lee Constantine, chairman of the Wekiva River Basin Commission; and Southeast Regional Director of the National Park Service, David Vela.
Following the ceremony, from 11 a.m. to noon, attendees are invited to take part in a guided canoe and kayak trip along the Wekiva River.
For more information about the ceremony, call Jaime Doubek-Racine at 941-685-5912, or email Jaime_Doubek-Racine@nps.gov.