CHANGE IN THE AIR, MANATEES IN THE WATER

Change is in the air.  This fall the Silver Springs Attraction will be back in the hands of the State of Florida for management, and the Springs will become a part of the Silver River State Park.  Efforts are being made to preserve the head spring, and to protect the water, flora, fauna and wildlife.

As you journey along the Silver River it amazes all that this River has remained virtually uncompromised by modern expansion.  There are no developments, condos, or concrete.  Just the River, the Springs, and the wildlife.  “Florida as it used to be ” and “The true Florida we came to see” are both comments often voiced by those who come to see this gem of Mother Nature.

There is always something new or different to enjoy.  This time of year we start looking to see if the manatees will return.  Just this week a manatee was spotted several times along the Silver River.  Posed for a few pictures as it enjoyed the constant 72 degree water temperature.  This is the third consecutive year that these rare aquatic mammals have been sighted, and we are grateful for their return.  Use extreme caution while maneuvering where manatees are present.

Boaters beware of the multiple snags along the River.  Recent storms and accompanying winds have created more than the norm, and several will be difficult for larger boats to navigate around.

Until next time, see you on the River!

Just another day on the river for this Silver River Manatee

Just another day on the river for this Silver River Manatee

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