Water District to host virtual public workshop to update land use

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will hold a virtual public workshop at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, to discuss updates to the District’s land use and management rules and processes.

The purpose of this workshop is to update outdated rules and processes governing the use of District lands to create efficiencies. One of the major changes includes an annual limit on the number of nights campers can reserve per year, which will provide more fair opportunities for all users.

Updating these rules and processes will also create greater consistency with other water management districts.

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Meadowcrest paving improvements scheduled

The Meadowcrest government building, 1540 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River parking area will be repaved in sections beginning Monday, December 7 (prep work Saturday, December 5) with the project scheduled for completion on Monday, December 14, weather permitting.

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Snook seasonal closure in Gulf starts Dec. 1

Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission logoThe recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 1 in Gulf state and federal waters, including Monroe County and Everglades National Park, and will remain closed through Feb. 28, 2021, reopening to harvest March 1, 2021.

Anglers may continue to catch and release snook during the closed season.

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Inverness daycare worker charged with child abuse

Amber Summers of Inverness (CCSO mugshot)

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) said today that a 43-year-old daycare worker has been arrested and charged with child abuse.

Arrested on Nov. 18 was Amber Summers of Inverness, who is alleged to have been physically aggressive toward an autistic and non-verbal child on Nov. 16.

The CCSO was contacted on Nov. 16 and was told that the abuse had happened at a local daycare that provides services for children with special needs

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