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Congratulations!

The 7th Annual Gopher Weedon Trail Run, sponsored by Friends of Weedon Island, is now in the books. Congratulations to the 200 participants who made the 8K event go by, quite literally, so fast! Once again, the weather was perfect, the course dry, and the food superb. A special thanks to our many vendors and [...]

By | 2017-11-14T11:48:47+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Gopher Weedon Trail Run, Uncategorized|

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 to Weedon Island," Thursday, May 11 at 7PM. In 1933, Weedon Island was the site of a short-lived movie studio [...]

By | 2017-05-09T15:37:49+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Sunday Hours at Center HUGE Success!

Last October Weedon's Cultural and Natural History Center re-opened to visitors. As anticipated, the Sunday opening has significantly enriched the visitors' experience at the Preserve, attracting area residents and travelers from near and far. Throughout the fall and winter, the number of Sunday visitors to the Center has continued to climb and, on March 19, hit a record high of [...]

By | 2017-03-24T10:46:41+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Exhibit Hall, Uncategorized|

Fun Holiday Shopping

The holidays are here and the Friend's Gift Shop, located in Weedon Island's Cultural and Natural History Center, is a terrific place to find treasures for all. We're steadily adding new items to further enhance our offerings and it's just about a given that you'll find something for that otherwise hard-to-please recipient on your holiday list. [...]

By | 2016-11-22T14:19:26+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|Gift Shop, Uncategorized|

2016 Summer Student Camps–Success!

Since 2010, Friends of Weedon Island has awarded 20 scholarships to Pinellas County elementary students to attend one of Weedon Island's two week-long summer camps. Led by George Heinrich, a noted Florida field biologist and environmental educator specializing in Florida reptiles, the camps offer youngsters an outstanding, hands-on opportunity to learn and experience natural Florida. Offered in July, one camp focuses [...]

By | 2016-09-28T16:18:26+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Summer Camps, Uncategorized|