Seahorse Key, one of the keys that make up the Cedar Keys NWR, is again the site of archaeology work by the University of Florida's Laboratory of Southeastern Archaeology. Dr. Ken Sassaman and doctoral student Ginessa Mahar, along with two other students are working with the Seahorse Key Marine Lab.
Ms. Mahar, an ethnoarchaeologist, is continuing her earlier work on the ancient fishing technologies employed along the Florida Gulf Coast. She will be integrating both archaeological and ethnographic methods to interpret the past human-environmental interactions along Florida’s coast.
The team will also continue study of some previously explored archaeological sites on Seahorse Key. Active archaeological research such as this helps to shape the understanding of past cultures on Seahorse Key and in the surrounding areas. It enables even better management of the islands in the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge.
The Refuge is open daily from dawn to dusk.
The Refuge Manager Andrew Gude can be reached by text or phone at 703.622.3896.
Refuge Information from the Refuge Manager
The Nature Drive on the Levy County side of the Refuge is now open. Finally, the road is dry enough to travel safely and without damaging the roadbed.
The Dixie Mainline has been closed because of major damage to a culvert from last month's rain. The County plans to open it on or about September 12, at least temporarily.
Access by vehicle to the Refuge roads in both Levy County and Dixie County is still very limited because of the heavy rainfall in recent weeks.
Even when roads are closed to vehicles, they are open to pedestrians and bicycles.
Hunting Information from the Refuge Manager
The print version of the 2019-2020 Hunt Regulations Brochure is now available at Refuge headquarters. For an digital version,
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For Information about getting a Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge Hunt Permit and a Deer Bag Report, Click Here
To Apply for a Permit to Hunt on the Lower Suwannee Refuge,
For a copy of the Deer Harvest Log, Click Here
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