Friends of Weedon Island Blog

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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 |2016-11-22T14:19:26-05:00November 22nd, 2016|Gift Shop, Uncategorized|

Notice: Weedon Trails Closed Saturday AM…

At 9AM this Saturday, October 29, the starting gun will sound and 200 runners and walkers will begin this year's annual Gopher Weedon Tail Run. Weedon's hiking trails will be closed to un-registered walkers during the event. For visitors interested in hiking the trails, they will re-open at 11 AM. The weather forecast for the day [...]

By |2016-10-27T19:31:19-04:00October 27th, 2016|Gopher Weedon Trail Run|

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 |2016-09-28T16:18:26-04:00September 28th, 2016|Summer Camps, Uncategorized|

Wahoo! Weedon Island Center to Re-Open on Sundays!

At their August 22 meeting, the Pinellas County Board of Commissioners approved the Sunday re-opening of the Weedon Island and Brooker Creek Centers. We expect that this will take effect October 1 with the start of the 2017 fiscal year. When Weedon Island's Center was completed in 2002 it was open to the public from Wednesday [...]

By |2016-10-12T13:58:14-04:00August 25th, 2016|Exhibit Hall|

2016 Gopher Weedon Trail Run–October 29

Saturday, October 29th, 9:00 AM 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! http://www.active.com/st-petersburg-fl/running/distance-running-races/gopher-weedon-trail-run-2016 The Gopher Weedon trail run takes runners and walkers along a journey through native Florida habitats, including gorgeous views of Tampa [...]

By |2016-09-06T11:40:31-04:00August 10th, 2016|Gopher Weedon Trail Run|