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The Headspring - April 2022

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The Headspring  - April 2022

The Headspring  Friends of Blue Spring State Park Newsletter April 2022 Join the Friends!   Meet an officer:  Our new Vice President is Heather Murphy, a native Floridian born and raised in Eustis. Heather joined The Friends of Blue Spring in 2019, has served on the Membership and Events Committees, and helps manage our social media pages. Heather is a supervisor and case manager for the Agency for People with Disabilities, and is an avid animal lover. Lights at Night Firefly Event:              WOW, what a magnificent fourteen days of firefly displays - and only two rainouts! The fireflies started...

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Friends of Blue Spring State Park Newsletter March 2022

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Friends of Blue Spring State Park Newsletter March 2022
2022 has already ushered in several changes moving the Friends of Blue Spring State Park closer to the year’s objectives.

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December 2021

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December 2021

Meet the Board – President Missy Gibbs                Missy has been on the board of the Friends of Blue Spring State Park since its inception in 2005; serving as general board member, secretary, vice-president, and president. She is a Biology professor at Stetson University and has conducted her research in Blue Spring on native spring fish and invasive armored catfish since 1999. Her favorite thing about being a member of the Friends of Blue Spring is being able to actively help out the park she loves, through fundraising and educating the public. Her favorite Friends event...

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Summer 2021

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Summer 2021

  PARK UPDATE Blue Spring State Park is now operating at full capacity again. The park is open to swimming, scuba diving, tubing, snorkeling, hiking, and picnicking. Due to the bank stabilization project that is currently taking place at the park, the spring run is closed to kayaking, canoeing and paddle-boarding, however visitors can still paddle in the St. Johns River or go on a guided boat tour   FUNDRAISER: UPGRADED MANATEE RESCUE & RELEASE AREA By Cora Berchem As many of you know, Blue Spring State Park is a vitally important warm-water winter sanctuary for the threatened Florida manatee...

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Winter 2020

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Winter 2020

  PARK UPDATE Blue Spring State Park is currently open to visitors at limited capacity and social-distancing is encouraged. All water activities are closed between November 15th and March 31st for Manatee Season. We hope everyone is staying safe!   THE MANATEES RETURN TO THE PARK FOR THE SEASON By Cora Berchem With temperatures cooling down, some of Blue Spring's most famous visitors return - the manatees! Between the months of November and March when ambient waters drop below 68 degrees Fahrenheit, large numbers of manatees visit Blue Spring State Park and take refuge in the protected 72 degree sanctuary....

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