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November 23 Bird Walk on Pepper Creek Trail

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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, in cooperation with Citrus County Audubon Society, will host the first bird walk of the season on Pepper Creek Trail on Saturday, November 23, 2013.

An experienced birder from Citrus County Audubon, will lead the walk on this trail--one of 19 birding trails in Citrus County that are part of the West Section of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. Participants should meet at 7:45 a.m. at the entrance to the park’s Visitor Center. The bird walk will begin at 8:00 a.m. Binoculars and a field guide are recommended. Participation in the bird walk on Pepper Creek is free.

Pepper Creek Trail is approximately 3/4 mile in length and follows along the park’s tram road, connecting the Visitor Center on U.S. 19 and the West entrance on Fishbowl Drive. Participants can either walk back down the trail or wait and take the first returning boat after the park opens. There is no charge to use the Pepper Creek trail or to take the return boat trip.

Bird walks are planned for October, November, and monthly from January through April. For more information and to register, call (352) 628-5343, ext. 1002.

For more information on activities in Florida’s State Parks visit www.floridastateparks.org.

This event will take place:

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
Saturday, November 23, 2013
8:00 a.m.
4150 South Suncoast Boulevard
Homosassa Springs, Florida

November 11: In Honor of Veterans

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 November 11: Wildlife Park will offer FREE Admission in Honor of Veterans

Community can help Park collect Gifts from Home
to send to troops

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will offer free park admission for everyone on Veterans Day November 11, 2013 in honor of veterans.

Read more: November 11: In Honor of Veterans

P.L.A.Y. (Preparing Little Athletes Youth Program Ages 3-5)

parks-playCitrus County Parks & Recreation’s P.L.A.Y. Program start date has been changed to October 28, 2013. Registration is open and spots fill up fast! SPACE IS LIMITED.

The P.L.A.Y. programs offered in the upcoming session include; basketball which will be held at the Citrus County Resource Center on Mondays or Wednesdays and flag football located at Bicentennial Park on Tuesdays or Thursdays. The next session will begin the week of October 28. Boys and girls, ages 3-5, are encouraged to join the 6-week program. After enrollment, each child receives age appropriate sports equipment and a team t-shirt.

 

For more information please contact Citrus County Parks & Recreation at 352.527.7540 or visit our web site at CitrusCountyParks.com

 

November 16: Dragon Boat Festival

parks-dragonboatA Dragon Boat Race and Festival honoring our vets and wounded warriors, is coming to Citrus County. Organized by the Citrus County Parks and Recreation Department and the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce don’t miss this full day of fun and entertainment. 

There will be music, arts and crafts, a kid’s fun area, food and drinks and a great day of racing. All it takes is 21 team members, 8 of which are woman, minimum age is 14 years old. Get your department to put a team together consisting of county employees and their families. Additionally, there are teams waiting to get involved who need additional participants. So, if you are an individual who is interesting in participating but cannot recruit a full team, let us know and we will secure you a spot
This fun new event will be held at the Hernando Park and lake site on Saturday, November 16th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Boats, paddles, life vests and all necessary equipment will be provided. Just bring your team. Cost is only $25 per person for a full day of fun and activities, supporting the “Wounded Warrior Project”.
For additional information and to register check out our website at http://www.lakehernandodragonboat.com/
or call Andy Smith at the Parks and Recreation department with questions (352) 400-0960.

 For information on the Citrus County Parks & Recreation progams please call 352.527.7540 or visit our web site at CitrusCountyParks.com

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