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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.

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 .

CF Early Childhood Conference set for March 30

OCALA, Fla. (Feb. 14, 2019) — The College of Central Florida will host the 31st Annual Early Childhood Conference in partnership with the Early Learning Coalition of Marion County Saturday, March 30, at its Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road.

The conference will be held from 7:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Ewers Century Center. Registration is $40 before Feb. 25, then $60 after.

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FWC invites the public to attend draft black crappie management plan public meetings

Kimme Leroux with a black crappie. Photo courtesy of FWC.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) invites the public to attend statewide public meetings to give input on the draft Black Crappie Management Plan.

This plan was constructed utilizing stakeholder input and will be used as a guide for black crappie management in Florida.

FWC staff will present the plan’s background and objectives and are seeking input from the public on these components. All meeting locations are accessible and each meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dates and locations are listed below.

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