Media Alert: District invites public to "Get Outside!" and visit Potts Preserve in Citrus County

News Release


Citrus, Marion and Sumter county residents, Inverness Mayor Ron Plaisted, "Citrus County Airboat Alliance(Citrus County Airboat Alliance)": and representatives from the "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/, "Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission(Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)": and the Citrus County Extension office.

|*What:*|The District is holding a free family-friendly event at "Potts Preserve(Potts Preserve)":/recreation/areas/potts.html in northeastern Citrus County. The 9,300-acre tract features recreational opportunities such as hiking, camping, fishing, bird watching, boating, picnicking and equestrian use.

The event includes activities such as *guided nature hikes*, a *native animal presentation*, an *archery adventure for all ages*, *children's activities*, *waterless fishing* and more. *Scenic boat tours* of the Withlacoochee River will be available on a limited basis.

The District is inviting the community to "Get Outside!" and get to know the property so they can return with their friends and family.

|*When:*|Saturday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.|
|*Additional Information:*|The public is encouraged to wear casual outdoor attire and closed-toe shoes.|
|*District Contact:*|Robyn Felix, media relations manager, (813) 781-9817 (cell)|
|*Directions:*|The entrance to the property is off North Hooty Point Road near the end of Turner Camp Road north of Inverness.|

For more information on recreational opportunities on District lands, visit "":/recreation.