October 6, 2014

Partner Sought to Manage Flying Eagle Nature Center


The District is looking for a partner to enter into a long-term lease agreement for the development, operation and maintenance of its Flying Eagle Nature Center property. The 150-acre Flying Eagle Nature Center is located within the heart of the Flying Eagle Preserve in Citrus County. Built in the 1970s as a Boy Scout campground and formerly known as the McGregor Smith Scout Reservation, the nature center is nestled among heavily wooded oak hammocks. The center’s rustic facilities include a multipurpose building, lodge, two residences, six cabins, 10 semi-primitive group camping areas, commercial kitchen, large pavilion area, swimming pool and other support structures.

October 3, 2014

District to Hold Series of Hog Hunts, Permits Will Be Available Online


District land managers plan to hold a series of hog hunts on District lands throughout the year to help reduce the wild hog population.

October 2, 2014

Governing Board Approves Conservation Land Acquisition


In the District’s ongoing effort to protect water resources, the Governing Board approved the purchase of Boat Spring, located near the Gulf of Mexico at the Hernando and Pasco County line. The spring is part of the Hammock Creek spring system, a second-magnitude system. It includes Boat, Magnolia, and Aripeka 1 and 2 springs, which all flow into Hammock Creek that connects with the Gulf of Mexico. The property also includes the spring run from Magnolia Spring.

September 26, 2014

District Hosts Boat Tour of Kings Bay


About two dozen community leaders and other citizens got an up-close look at the condition of Kings Bay when the District hosted a boat tour last week. The tour was one of the events during Save Our Waters Week in Citrus County. The District also hosted a public workshop on springs as part of the week’s events.

September 8, 2014

No Sales Tax on Efficient Appliances


The District reminds residents that qualifying water and energy-efficient appliances will be tax free Sept. 19-21.The 2014 Sales Tax Holiday is good on the purchase of qualifying ENERGY STAR® and WaterSense® products up to $1,500.

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