Withlacoochee State Trail segment closed for construction

Inverness — A half-mile portion of the Withlacoochee State Trail is closed to all trail users.

This closure is expected to last for approximately three to six weeks.

The closure begins at East David Street and continues north for approximately one half mile. The public will be restricted from entering the closed area from either end 24-hours per day during the closure period.

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Water District eyes reducing wildfire risks in Marion County by scheduling prescribed fires

Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control, as many Floridians witnessed during the state’s wildfire emergency in 2017.

That’s why the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be conducting prescribed burns now through March on the Halpata Tastanaki Preserve in Marion County.
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Withlacoochee State Trail Segment to Close for Construction on Jan.25

Inverness, FL — A half-mile portion of the Withlacoochee State Trail will close to all trail users beginning Monday, January 25, 2021 and lasting for approximately three to six weeks.

The closure will begin at E. David Street and continue north for approximately one half mile. The public will be restricted from entering the closed area from either end 24-hours per day during the closure period.

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Several grouper closures start Jan. 1 in Gulf, Atlantic waters

Gag grouper will close to recreational harvest in Gulf state and federal waters Jan. 1, 2021. The same day, several species of grouper will also close to recreational and commercial harvest in Atlantic state waters and all state waters off Monroe County.

This Atlantic seasonal closure includes gag, black, red, yellowmouth, and yellowfin grouper; scamp; red hind; rock hind; coney; and graysby. A similar closure will also occur in Atlantic federal waters.  

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Scoreboards added at two Citrus County parks

Citrus County Parks and Recreation has installed eleven new scoreboards at ball fields in Central Ridge District Park (Holder) and Bicentennial Park (Crystal River).

The project was funded from the Capital Improvements Fund (CIP) and had a budget of $65,000; total expense was $44,282.44 for a savings of $20,717.56.

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