Parks, pets refresher for county residents

Citrus County Parks and Recreation has reopened the parks and beaches for summer time activity.

For the health and safety of our citizens and furry friends here’s a refresher of a few simple Do’s and Don’ts for pet owners who bring their dog to a county park.

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Old Courthouse Heritage Museum reopens

Citrus County is pleased to announce the reopening of the Historic Citrus County Courthouse, the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum, and the Citrus County Archives at 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, by appointment.

The museum will be scheduling tours at 10:00, 11:00, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00, Monday – Friday, with special senior tours at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. Family tours will be 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m. There will be signage throughout the Museum encouraging social distancing, and CDC recommendations.

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Fort Island Gulf Beach continues to test safe

Fort Island Gulf Beach waters continue to test safe for recreational activities.

Weekly water quality samples were taken Monday, May 11, by the Florida Department of Environmental Health to monitor any changes that would impact the health and safety of beachgoers.

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Citrus County Transit expands door-to-door service

Citrus County Transit is offering citizens expanded door-to-door transportation from 6:00am to 6:00pm Monday through Friday, with fares waived during the county state of emergency.

Trips are available for work, shopping, doctor’s appointments, and other essential needs.

Door-to-door service is offered at this time for the general public, as well as residents with mobility needs.

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Derelict vessel removed from Floral City waterway

FFWCC Officer Nicole Muina and Anna Warrick, Medium Equipment Operator for the Citrus County Road Maintenance Division work together to remove vessel from the Floral City Pool of the Tsala Apopka Chain-of-Lake on May 7, 2020.)

Thanks to the efforts of Citrus County Aquatics Director Mark Edwards, and staff, an identified derelict vessel was removed from a local waterway on May 7, 2020.

The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC) requested the County’s assistance in the removal of a derelict vessel that was located in the Floral City Pool of the Tsala Apopka Chain-of-Lakes.

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