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Gulf Islanders: The Story of Weedon Island

Long in planning and production, this outstanding video from Into Nature Films, produced and funded by the Friends of Weedon Island, captures the Preserve's fascinating cultural history and magnificent Florida environment. In this difficult time, we hope that this reminder of why Weedon is so special helps make your day more positive, interesting, and pleasant.  Just [...]

By |2020-07-31T16:14:53-04:00July 31st, 2020|Gulf Islanders Video, Uncategorized|

2019’s Annual Reception and Membership Meeting

On December 6, The Friends celebrated 2019 achievements and future initiatives at its annual reception and membership meeting. The evening kicked off with members enjoying delicious "delectables"  from Delectables Fine Catering. Yum. Delectables provides a terrific start to the evening. Following the reception, the annual meeting introduced a sneak preview of a professionally [...]

By |2019-12-16T11:57:15-05:00December 15th, 2019|Annual Meetings, Uncategorized|

Shop Local and Give Back This Holiday Season: Become a Friend of Weedon Island!

  ‘Twas just weeks before the holidays and all through St. Pete, We pledged to shop local when buying our treats. The lights were hung in Straub Park with care, In hopes that cool weather soon would be there...   With the close of Thanksgiving comes one of the most heartening times of year, when [...]

By |2019-12-06T09:51:41-05:00December 6th, 2019|Donate, Gift Shop, Summer Camps|

2019 Gopher Weedon Trail Run: Register Today

If you're tired of pounding the pavement on the same ole 5K race course, Go-pher something different and enjoy 8 kilometers (4.9 miles) of natural trails through one of Tampa Bays hidden gems!Celebrating its 9th year, the 2019 Gopher Weedon Trail Run is scheduled for Saturday, October 26th at 9:00 AM. To register, click on https://www.active.com/st-petersburg-fl/running/distance-running-races/gopher-weedon-2019?int= . The [...]

By |2019-09-04T11:01:18-04:00September 3rd, 2019|Gopher Weedon Trail Run, Uncategorized|

Gopher Weedon Trail Run Registration is Open!

The 8th Annual Gopher Weedon Run is October 27 and REGISTRATION is now open: https://www.active.com/st-petersburg-fl/running/distance-running-races/gopher-weedon-2018. If you're tired of pounding the pavement on the same ole 5K race course, Gopher Weedon offers you the opportunity to enjoy 8 kilometers (4.9 miles) of natural trails through one of Tampa Bays gems! The Gopher Weedon Trail Tun takes runners and [...]

By |2018-08-24T11:40:12-04:00August 19th, 2018|Gopher Weedon Trail Run|

Gopher Weedon Makes An Entrance!

At a December 7th evening event, the Friends of Weedon Island unveiled a bronze sculpture of Gopher Weedon for display in the Preserve Center's lobby. The sculpture honors the federally endangered gopher tortoise that is frequently found wandering the Preserve's upland scrub habitat and is a favorite of Preserve visitors. The event also celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary [...]

By |2017-12-14T16:25:36-05:00December 13th, 2017|Gopher Weedon Sculpture|

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 |2017-11-14T11:48:47-05:00November 14th, 2017|Gopher Weedon Trail Run, Uncategorized|

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 Bays hidden gems! The Gopher Weedon trail run takes runners and walkers through native Florida habitats, including gorgeous views of [...]

By |2017-09-23T12:53:05-04:00August 28th, 2017|Gopher Weedon Trail Run|

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 |2017-05-09T15:37:49-04:00May 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 |2017-03-24T10:46:41-04:00March 24th, 2017|Exhibit Hall, Uncategorized|