The Ulumay Wildlife Sanctuary Named as a Florida Heritage Landmark

The Ulumay Wildlife Sanctuary along Sykes Creek was named recently as a Florida Heritage Landmark – only the second site on the Space Coast to get that designation.

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The 457-acre preserve was once a thriving Ais Indian village, complete with camps for fishing along the wildlife-rich estuary. The other site is Juan Ponce de Leon Landing Park, which marks the spot in Melbourne Beach where historians believe Ponce de Leon first landed in Florida in April 1513.

To qualify as a Florida Heritage Landmark, a building, structure or site must be at least 50 years old, and have regional or statewide significance in the areas of architecture, archaeology, Florida history or traditional culture, or be associated with an event of statewide or national significance that took place at least 50 years ago.

 

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