LIVE OAK - The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP)
Florida Park Service will host a special naming event at Peacock Springs State
Park in Live Oak on Tuesday, November 16, at 11:00 a.m.
Peacock Springs State Park will be renamed in honor of Wes Skiles,
world-class explorer, cinematographer and photographer, who passed away earlier
this year. Skiles’ legacy includes a passion for the protection Florida’s
springs, cave exploration, a vast understanding of the Floridan aquifer and
superb educational and adventurous science films.
DEP Secretary Mimi A. Drew, Florida State Parks Director Donald Forgione,
former coordinator of the Florida Springs Taskforce Jim Stevenson and Wes Skiles’
brother James Skiles, along with many of Wes’ family, friends and colleagues
will be in attendance.
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This event will take place:
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Peacock Springs State Park
Park Entrance Located on 180th Street
Off of State Road 51
Live Oak, Florida