River Sinks Road Clean-up: Wakulla Springs State Park, Wakulla Co., FL
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
River Sinks Road Cleanup
October 23, 2010
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Project Description: To remove litter in the River Sinks area along US 319 and C.J. Spears/New Light Church Road. Please meet park staff at the intersection of US 319 and C.J. Spears/New Light Church Road (just south of the Leon/Wakulla County line) by 9 a.m.
Following the service project and lunch (please bring yours), you are invited to take a guided river boat tour down the beautiful Wakulla River. Following the boat tour, you are welcome to enjoy the park at your leisure. Enjoy swimming, hiking, and biking. Our website is http://www.floridastateparks.org/wakullasprings/default.cfm
Number of Volunteers Needed: 16
Work Level: Medium (outdoors in the sun)
Equipment Required: Work clothes and shoes (no sandals) are required. Insect repellent, sunscreen, a refillable water bottle, and a hat are recommended.
Equipment provided: Orange safety vests, work gloves, water, and if needed, insect repellent.
Special Skills: None.
Food: On your own. Please bring a lunch or there is a snack bar and restaurant at Wakulla Springs.
Family Friendly: Yes, children must be a minimum of age 12 and accompanied by an adult.
Park Contact: Jackie Turner, Park Service Specialist Jackie.M.Turner@dep.state.fl.us at 850-561-7281
Park Location: 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, Florida 32327
Directions: River Sinks area is located in Wakulla County just south of the Leon Sinks area. Take US 319 south of Tallahassee to the intersection with C.J .Spears/New Light Church Road. Turn left at the intersection. The River Sinks area is approximately 5 miles south of Tallahassee (Capital Circle).
Area Description: Edward Ball Wakulla Springs Lodge & State Park is a 6,000 acre park that contains one of the world’s largest freshwater springs, Wakulla Spring, which has an average output of 200,000 gallons/per minute. The park features guided river boat tours, which provide opportunities for fantastic wildlife viewing of alligators, birds, turtles, fish, and manatees.
Climate Information: Wakulla County gets 61 inches of rain per year. On the average there are 231 sunny days per year. The July high is around 91 degrees with heat index ranges 95 to 100 Fahrenheit. It is common for daily thunderstorms to erupt during a standard summer afternoon. January is average 41.