From the City of Temple Terrace:
A series of special events later this month and in November will celebrate the history, beauty and importance of the Hillsborough River.
“The Hillsborough River: Human Connections” is presented by the University of South Florida Humanities Institute, with support from the City of Temple Terrace and many other agencies and organizations.
The event runs Oct. 20 through Nov. 7 with programs and activities planned in numerous locations. Whether you’re interested in art, literature, history, archeology or ecology, there are sure to be events you’ll love. All events are free and open to the public.
The series kicks off Saturday, Oct. 20 with the 25th annual Hillsborough River & Coastal Cleanup. The cleanup will be staged at various locations starting at 9 a.m., including Riverhills Park. The event is organized by Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful with support from the Temple Terrace Leisure Services Department. For more information, call 813-221-8733.
A Sierra Club River Paddle is taking place in conjunction with the cleanup. For more information, call 813-928-1412.
The Temple Terrace Preservation Society will offer insights into the river’s early explorers during a presentation on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. at Temple Terrace Community Church. Other activities during this unique celebration include a guided canoe trip; educational and photo exhibitions; a look at the river’s rich history; and a panel discussion on the river’s vital natural resources.
For a complete listing of events and locations, visit The Hillsborough River: Human Connections online.
Coastal Clean-up at Riverhills Park (2011)