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Friends of Weedon Island 2016-10-12T14:36:06+00:00

Friends of Weedon Island, Welcome!

We support the Weedon Island Preserve through education, preservation, and protection of its habitat, ecology, and cultural history.

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Florida’s Largest Estuary

Weedon Island Preserve encompasses 3,600 acres on Florida’s Tampa Bay, Florida’s largest estuary. Owned by the State of Florida and managed by Pinellas County, visitors can hike over 5 miles of trails covering both wetland and upland habitats. The home of countless species including gopher tortoises, armadillos, native shorebirds, oyster beds, mangroves, pines, palm trees, saw palmetto, and cacti, the habitat is a special wonder in Florida’s most populated county.

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Discover Our History

Connecting People to Place, a 6,000 square foot interactive exhibit hall in the Preserve’s Cultural and Natural History Center, introduces visitors to natural Florida, its ancient and modern peoples, and how the two shaped each other. Hidden worlds are revealed by paying close attention to the sights and sounds of the exhibit hall and adjacent prehistoric canoe display.

The exhibits are free and open to the public during the Center’s normal business hours.

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Updates for Our Friends

2017 Gopher Weedon Trail Run: Coming October 28

REGISTER NOW--This event sells out early each year! Tired of pounding the pavement on the same ole 5K race course? Gopher something different and enjoy 8 kilometers (4.9 miles) of natural trails through one of Tampa [...]

When Hollywood Came to Weedon Island

Take a step back in time when the St Petersburg Museum of History hosts Florida film historian Lisa Bradberry for a  sneak peek into the film era of St. Petersburg's Weedon Island at "When Hollywood Came [...]