Wacissa Springs Adventure | Kayaking a Wildlife Rich River


The Wacissa River is fed by over a dozen springs, including the popular swimming hole, Big Blue. On a warm January day, we see snakes, alligators, and turtles galore. We might even go for a swim.

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Rob Diaz de Villegas is a senior producer for television at WFSU Public Media, covering outdoors and ecology. After years of producing the music program OutLoud, Rob found himself in a salt marsh with a camera, and found a new professional calling as well. That project, the National Science Foundation funded "In the Grass, On the Reef," spawned the award-winning WFSU Ecology Blog. Now in its tenth year, the Ecology Blog recently wrapped its most ambitious endeavor, the EcoCitizen Project.

Rob is married with two young sons, who make a pretty fantastic adventure squad.