Animal Services and Care Center provides pet food pantry

Citrus County Animal Services and Care Center believes the human-animal bond should not be broken due to financial hardships; therefore, we offer assistance through our Pet Food Pantry to help pet owners continue to care of their furry family members.

The Care Center relies on donations of unopened bags of pet food, treats and canned food to be able to provide this service to the residents of Citrus County. Through these donations, we also provide pet food to programs such as Meals On Wheels and Community Food Bank – Citrus County.

If you are in need of assistance, please call the shelter at 352-746-8400 to set an appointment for pet food pick up.

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Tire recycling event slated for landfill

Standing bodies of water can serve as a breeding ground for mosquitoes, and mosquitoes have been found to transmit Zika Virus.

In an effort to reduce areas where water can collect and subsequently reduce mosquito breeding, the Citrus County Solid Waste Management Division will be accepting tires at the Central Landfill free of charge for recycling on Thursday, November 5 and Friday, November 6 from 8am to 4:30pm and Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 8am to 2:30pm.

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25th Annual Save Our Waters Week Grand Finale Program

Quinn Zacharias of Alachua County, FL will speak at this year’s 25th Annual Save Our Waters Week finale held at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum, 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, on Saturday, September 26 from 2-3pm.

This event will be offered both live and virtually.

Mr. Zacharias is an Environmental Engineer and Research Assistant at the UF Howard T. Odum Center for Wetlands. His “2020 Vision: Focusing on Florida’s Water Issues” presentation will address several hot topics in water resources including: nutrient management, algal blooms, storm water flooding/erosion, spring/groundwater protection and coastline protection.

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Ferrate Solutions Selected as “Innovative Technology” to Remove Phosphorus, Other Nutrients, in Fight Against Blue-Green Algae

(Melbourne, FL) Ferrate Solutions, Corp., a Florida-based, wastewater treatment company, was recently awarded a competitive-bid contract to remove phosphorus and other nutrients from canal water entering Lake Okeechobee.

The $3 million contract was awarded by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) in July and is part of the District’s ongoing efforts to make measurable improvements in Lake Okeechobee water quality.

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Cardinal Suncoast Interchange public workshop looks at development plan

The Citrus County Commission held a pubic workshop to discuss a proposed future master development plan for Cardinal Street, a road which has historically been a seven-mile, two-lane road in Homosassa, Fla.

The Cardinal interchange is part of an extension of the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) of the Suncoast Parkway from Brooksville.

The street is proposed to be morphed into mixed use (both commercial and residential). Future developers would then be limited to parcel sizes of no less than 30 acres for any commercial use.

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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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Citrus County Landfill Recycling Center sets new operating hours

The Recycling Customer Service Area at the Central Landfill has announced new hours of operation, effective immediately.

The Recycling Customer Service Area is now open to citizens following the Landfill’s hours of operation schedule.

Regular business hours for the Landfill and Recycling Customer Service Area are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,  Saturdays 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sundays Closed.

For holiday schedule visit:

https://www.citrusbocc.com/departments/public_works/solid_waste_management/index.php

The recycling area was recently updated, and a separate entrance was created just west of the landfill main entrance on SR44 Gulf-to-Lake Hwy.  There is no need to go through the main gate to recycle.

Please phone, 527-7670 for more information on recycling at the county landfill.

Juvenile injured by stray July 4 bullet

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the community’s assistance in locating the person(s) responsible for events leading up to the injury of a 12-year-old Citrus County resident.

On July 4, 2020, around 9 p.m., a 12-year-old was in front of their residence with family members watching fireworks, when a stray bullet struck the child.

This incident occurred in the area of West Rolling View Place, and West Southern Street, Lecanto. It is unknown what direction the projectile was fired from.

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