Health department issues mosquito-borne illness advisory

The Florida Department of Health in Citrus County (DOH-Citrus) today advised residents there has been an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Citrus County.

Several sentinel chickens have tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus infection. The risk of transmission to humans has increased. Citrus County Mosquito Control District and DOH-Citrus continue surveillance and prevention efforts.

Continue reading “Health department issues mosquito-borne illness advisory”

Public Invited to Help Identify flood-prone reas in the Bowlees Creek Watershed in Manatee County

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is gathering information to improve identification of flood-prone areas in Manatee County.

The District will provide a virtual public comment period now through June 24 at WaterMatters.org/Floodplain for the public to view preliminary data for flood prone areas within the Bowlees Creek Watershed. The website will present preliminary data for flood prone areas and the public will have the opportunity to submit comments.

Continue reading “Public Invited to Help Identify flood-prone reas in the Bowlees Creek Watershed in Manatee County”

DeSantis announces 2021 Gulf Red Snapper season

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the popular 2021 Gulf red snapper recreational season is set to open June 4 and run through July 28, with a possible fall reopening if quota is available.

“This will be the longest summer season anglers will have since the FWC started setting seasons for fishing in the Gulf state and federal waters off Florida,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “The State is proud to provide continued access and opportunities for Florida families to enjoy the Fishing Capital of the World.”

Continue reading “DeSantis announces 2021 Gulf Red Snapper season”