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2017-2018 Hog Hunting Season

The Southwest Florida Water Management District has organized a new series of Hog hunts throughout the year to help reduce the wild hog population.

Wild hogs are a non-native species can have a negative impact on our preservation lands. This includes:

  • Preying on native wildlife, competing with native species for food and transmitting diseases to other wildlife, livestock and humans.
  • Damage with their broad snouts can leave an area looking like a plowed field.
  • Wild boars may facilitate the spread of exotic plant species by transporting seeds and/or providing germination sites through rooting.

This Feral Hog Dog Hunt Program is put together to reduce the wild hog population or to at least keep it within manageable numbers on District lands. Continue reading 2017-2018 Hog Hunting Season

26th Annual Halloween Harvest Festival

halloweenSafe family fun for all ages!
No parking fee – No entry fee.
Pay as you play

  • hay rides $3.00 pp
  • haunted house (NOT recommended for the young) $4.00 pp
  • children’s games 4 tickets for $1.00. Most games require one ticket
  • wrist bands for games only $5.00
  • all inclusive wrist bands for hay ride, haunted house & games = $10.00
  • pet costume contest Friday-registration begins 6:30pm with contest starting at 7pm.
  • costume contest for children ages 0-12 is on Saturday. Registration is 6pm-7pm. Contest begins 7pm
  • entry fee for contests: $2

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Hog Hunting On The Nature Coast

The Southwest Florida Water Management District has organized a new series of Hog hunts during the upcoming 2016-2017 season.

Wild hogs are a non-native species can have a negative impact on our preservation lands. This includes:

  • Preying on native wildlife, competing with native species for food and transmitting diseases to other wildlife, livestock and humans.
  • Damage with their broad snouts can leave an area looking like a plowed field.
  • Wild boars may facilitate the spread of exotic plant species by transporting seeds and/or providing germination sites through rooting.

This Feral Hog Dog Hunt Incentive Program is put together to reduce the wild hog population or to at least keep it within manageable numbers on District lands. Continue reading Hog Hunting On The Nature Coast

Native Plant Society Plant Sale at Chinsegut Hill

The Hernando Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will be sponsoring a Native Plant Sale, Exhibit and Tour at Chinsegut Hill on Saturday, September 24, 2016. This is free family-friendly fun for citizens of Hernando county and visitors to the area.

The Florida Native Plant Sale will feature plants suitable for fall planting from Rita Grant, Rick McDonnell from Hickory Hill, and David Barnard, Cypress Acres Nursery.

Information about invasive exotics plant removal, gardening tips, Florida-friendly landscaping practices and more will be available.

Tours of the Chinsegut Hill grounds beneath the live oaks and magnolias will be given from 10:00 to 11:00 am.

Manor House Tours are also available and are $5 per person.

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16th Annual Hernando County Residents Reception

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Celebrate Hernando County at the 16th Annual Hernando County Residents Reception

As a resident, we’re sure you have many questions about Hernando County. Questions about schools… safety and law enforcement… roads and local government… healthcare… and naturally… where to shop, eat and play.

To help answer these questions, plan on attending the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce’s 16th Annual Hernando County Residents Reception at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.
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Prescribed Fires

The Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be conducting prescribed burns during the months of November through March at Annuteliga Hammock in Hernando County. The property is comprised of several blocks and is located east of US Highway 19 and north of Centralia Road and south of the county line. Approximately 300 acres will be burned in small, manageable units.

The District will also be conducting prescribed burns at Weekiwachee Preserve in Hernando County. The property is located west of US Highway 19 between Spring Hill and Hernando Beach. Approximately 400 acres will be burned in small, manageable units.

According to Will VanGelder, the District’s land management supervisor, burns are implemented to mimic natural fire cycles under a controlled situation. The objective is to avert uncontrolled wildfires and enhance the area’s natural conditions by maintaining the ecological and wildlife habitat values. Prescribed burns are only conducted when weather conditions are optimal to meet the desired objectives and to minimize impacts to the public.

Although every effort will be made to assure that smoke does not affect homes or highways, vehicle operators should exercise caution if smoke reduces visibility on the area’s roads or highways.

November 4, 2014 News Release

Hernando County Residents Reception

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce hosts its Annual Hernando County Residents Reception on September 12, from 5 PM to 8 PM at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

hernando-chamber-logoDuring the event, you’ll have the opportunity to meet Hernando County representatives, from offices such as the Sheriff’s Office, the Hernando County Commission, the School Board and others.
Local restaurants will offer samples of their signature dishes at this gathering, which is free and open to the public.

For more information: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce

Tourism center in Weeki Wachee Preserve

ON MONDAY GOV. RICK SCOTT SIGNED THE NEW STATE BUDGET, WHICH INCLUDES $3 MILLION FUNDING FOR HERNANDO COUNTY TO BUILD A NATURE COAST EDUCATION AND TOURISM CENTER ON A LOCATION WITHIN THE WEEKI WACHEE PRESERVE.

cracker style homeThe county plans to match these funds. The new tourism center will feature the history and beauty of Hernando County and will be housed in an old Florida cracker-style home with a wrap-around veranda.
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