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No Orlando Wetlands Festival in February, 2017.


There will be no
Orlando Wetlands Park Festival

in February 2017


THE PARK IS NOW OPEN YEAR ROUND!

We will have volunteers at the wetlands all of the days of the Titusville Birding Festival.
January 25-30, 2017
The Education Center will be open and be giving cart tours.

Information on the
Orlando Wetlands Park
Christmas, Florida

25155 Wheeler Rd., Christmas, FL 32709-9257
Go North on Fort Christmas Road, past Fort Christmas, then right on Wheeler Road to the Park.



Friends of the Orlando Wetlands logo.
The Friends of the Orlando Wetlands (FOW) is a citizen support organization for the City of Orlando's Orlando Wetlands Park. Its mission is to work with the City of Orlando in providing educational opportunities to increase community awareness, support, and appreciation of the park and its wildlife.

The volunteer efforts include: hosting at the Orlando Wetlands Park Education Center, interpreting nature at the wetlands, including tram tours, developing educational materials for park visitors, maintaining the Education Center and its adjacent wildlife garden, conducting research on wetlands flora and fauna, and assisting at special events such as the annual Orlando Wetlands Festival.


Orlando Wetlands entrance sign


Snail Kite
Snail Kite
Anhinga Chick
Anhinga Chick
Roseate Spoonbill
Roseate Spoonbill
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History of Orlando Wetlands Park

In the mid 1980's, the City of Orlando's Iron Bridge Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant needed more overflow capacity than what was allowed in the Little Econlockhatchee River. In 1986 the City of Orlando purchased 1,650 acres and in July 1987, the 1,220 acres wetland treatment system was completed and reclaimed water began to flow from the Iron Bridge Plant. The system was designed to polish up to 35 million gallons a day of reclaimed wastewater. The water is conveyed through a four-foot diameter pipeline approximately 17 miles.

MORE INFORMATION



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