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Wild and Scenic Designation
The Wekiva River together with Wekiwa Springs Run, Rock Springs Run and Black Water Creek were designated by the United States Congress as a National Wild and Scenic River in October 2000, per Public Law 106-299 Wekiva Wild and Scenic River Act of 2000, amendment to Public Law 90-542 Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968. The Act requires that a comprehensive management plan and Environmental Assessment be developed to serve as the basis for protecting a designated river’s values and ensures the river will be protected in perpetuity for future generations to enjoy. The Wekiva Wild and Scenic River System Management Plan was developed by the Wekiva River System Advisory Management Committee (AMC) in collaboration with the National Park Service (NPS) to fulfill this enabling legislation requirement.