Derelict vessel removed from Homosassa River

Removal of derelict vessel from the Shivers Bay, Homosassa River on Feb. 14, 2019)

Thanks to the efforts of Citrus County Aquatics Director Mark Edwards, and staff, an identified derelict vessel was removed on Feb. 14 from the Homosassa River.

In December 2018, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) notified Citrus County of the potential derelict vessel and later the same month, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved staff to apply for grant funding from the FWC to remove the derelict vessel.

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Vols prep for Annual Kid’s Fishing Clinic

Volunteers met Wednesday morning at Fort Island Trail Park to assemble the 300 fishing rods needed for the Annual Kid’s Fishing Clinic scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23.

Members from Citrus Fishing Club, Dixie Bay Boating and Fishing Club, and the Inglis/Yankeetown Lions Club were among those present. This is a FREE event from children ages 5 to 15.

Please call Citrus County Parks and Recreation at 352-527-7540 for more information.

FWC approves rule changes to protect state from high-risk invasive species

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) today approved rules that will proactively protect the state from invasive species not yet established here.

The new rules will add high-risk nonnative animals to the Prohibited list and clarify rule language by defining key terms. The rules also include provisions for people currently in personal or commercial possession of these species.

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Hernando/Citrus MPO meets March 7

The Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) will conduct a public meeting beginning at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, beginning at at the Citrus Transit Center, 1300 South Lecanto Highway, Lecanto.

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Free Irrigation 101 workshop

Citrus County Utilities is offering a free irrigation 101 workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 28.

The training offers the basics of operating an irrigation system in Florida.

Learn how to work the irrigation controller and how long to run each zone. Find out how much water to apply during summer months vs. winter. Discover simple maintenance tips to keep the system in check. Hear about our local soils and plant water needs.

This workshop is held at the Citrus County Extension Service building located at 3650 W Sovereign Path in Lecanto. Register at .

Questions? Call 352-527-5708 or email .

Students challenged to find toilet leaks

Citrus County Utilities is hosting its fifth annual Classroom Leak Detection Challenge for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classrooms.

This annual event celebrates the EPA’s “We’re for Water” initiative by challenging students to test their home toilets for leaks. All necessary supplies are provided by the utility.

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