FWC approves stone crab regulation changes; effective Oct. 1

Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission logoAt its July meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved changes to recreational and commercial stone crab regulations.

Florida’s stone crab fishery has experienced a long-term decline in harvest and is likely undergoing overfishing.

FWC staff worked with stakeholders on these changes that are intended to increase the stone crab population and build resiliency in the fishery.

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Never Stop Believin’ Journey Tribute concert rescheduled to 2021

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, Citrus County Parks and Recreation has rescheduled the upcoming Never Stop Believin’ concert, “A Tribute to Journey” from August 28, 2020 to Friday, June 18, 2021.

The Division is taking extra precautions to put on an even greater show next year and accommodate a bigger crowd at Citrus Springs Community Center. Per usual, the doors will open at 6:00 pm and the band will go on at 7:00 pm.

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No cost to check water quality

In June of 1991, the Environmental Protection Agency implemented the Lead and Copper Rule as part of the Safe Drinking Water Act.

This law mandates that Public Water Systems (PWS) conduct sampling and analysis for levels of lead and copper in households located within their distribution system.

Sampling and testing is scheduled for the month of August 2020 in the County’s Charles A. Black, Citrus Springs-Pine Ridge, and Sugarmill Woods PWS’ at no cost to our customers and takes only a few minutes of your time.

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CF Citrus Campus EMT program looking for students

LECANTO, Fla. (July 8, 2020) — The College of Central Florida’s Emergency Medical Technician program and Paramedic program are looking for students who are interested in pursuing a short-term certificate program this fall.

Both programs are financial aid eligible.

The EMT program is a 15-week course that includes lectures, skills labs and clinical experiences on ambulances and in an emergency department. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for state certification and may find work as an EMT on ambulances, in hospitals, in industrial settings and more.

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Recreational Red Snapper Season starts June 11 in Gulf state and federal waters

The recreational Red Snapper Season will start June 11 in Gulf state and federal waters and remain open through July 25, closing July 26.

“I’m excited to announce the beginning of Florida’s recreational Red Snapper Season in state and federal Gulf waters beginning Thursday, June 11,” said Governor Ron DeSantis.

“Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World and we are proud to welcome Floridians and visitors to participate in Red Snapper Season as our state moves forward with the safe re-opening of our economy.”

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