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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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Summer 2020

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Summer 2020

  PARK UPDATE Blue Spring State Park was closed from mid-March to mid-May due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are happy to report that the park is back open to swimming, day use activities, camping and paddling with social distancing guidelines in place. We hope everyone has been staying safe! MEMBERSHIP UPDATE By Candia Flasch & Cora Berchem Membership to all current Friends of Blue Spring Members has been extended an additional 6 months to make up for the time that our members were unable to visit the park. We appreciate all our active members, who continue renewing their memberships...

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Spring 2020

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Spring 2020

UPCOMING: FIREFLIES Our Lights at Night (firefly) event will begin around mid-March and last for a 2-week period. While there is no way to determine exactly when the fireflies will first appear, we will be making an announcement on the Florida State Parks website and Facebook page a few days prior to the event. All participants should be in the park by 7 p.m. to meet on the Thursby House lawn at 7:45 p.m. After-hour passes will be given out upon entry to the park for a $10 event fee, plus regular park admission ($4 for one person in a...

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Winter 2019

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Winter 2019

UPCOMING: ANNUAL MEETING Join us for our Annual Meeting on Saturday, January 14th, 2020 from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Orange City Council Chambers! This is a great opportunity to meet other members, learn how you can get more involved, and give feedback of what you would like to see in the future. You do not need to be a member to attend! We will be providing an overview about our past projects, introduce our board members, and outline our membership, fundraising, and event committees. We need people to help out on all these committees, so this is...

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Fall 2019

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Fall 2019

WHO WE ARE The Friends of Blue Spring is a non-profit Citizen Support Organization (CSO) dedicated to generate additional support for Blue Spring State Park. The funds we raise can provide additional equipment, buildings, programs and renovations according to the needs of the park. You can find our meeting agendas here. Joining the Friends helps to ensure Blue Spring State Park remains a fun, interesting, educational, and beautiful place to visit! We have monthly meetings every second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Admin Building at Blue Spring State Park. You can also join one of our committees to...

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