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Friends of Wekiva River Papers

 Collection — Box: FOWR
Identifier: SP-FOWR

Scope and Contents

As a citizen action group, the founders of the Friends of the Wekiva River began meeting informally in 1978. In 1982, FOWR was chartered with nineteen members. The mission of FOWR are: to promote and protect the aesthetic and recreational values of the Wekiva River system; to protect the integrity of the Wekiva River Basin; to work toward restoration and continuation of the river and its tributaries; and to carry out educational activities to the same end. In 2003, FOWR donated its archival files to Rollins College, which include: business records, correspondence, publications, newspaper clippings, project reports, studies on growth management, water management and wildlife, local rules, regulations and ordinances, as well as photographs, artifacts, and audio-visual materials.


  • Created: 1978-2003
  • Other: Date acquired: 03/05/2004

Conditions Governing Access

Open access

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished records are protected by copyright. Permission to publish or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.


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The Friends of the Wekiva River (FOWR) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserve the beauty and natural functions of the Wekiva River system. Received by Rollins College in 2003, Friends of Wekiva Rivers Papers document the environmental protection activities of the community-based group in Central Florida since its founding in 1982.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in 16 series including: Business Files; Correspondence; Growth Management Files; Publications and Newspaper Clippings; Project Files; Rules, Regulations, Resolutions and Ordinances; Waste Water Treatment; Water Quality Report; Wekiva Basin; Wekiva River; Wildlife; SJRWMD; Other Group Files; Miscellaneous Files; Artifacts and AV Materials; and Archival Correspondence.

Source of Acquisition

Friends of Wekiva River

Method of Acquisition


Existence and Location of Originals

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Related Materials

Some reports and studies are listed in the Special Florida Collection under Archives - Wekiva River Papers. Also see the Friends of Wekiva River web page.

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Repository Details

Part of the Rollins College Archives & Special Collections Repository

Rollins College Box 2744
1000 Holt Avenue
Winter Park 32789-4499 US