County briefs 5/27/14

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By The Staff

Republican club to host forum June 12

The Nature Coast Republican Club will host a forum Thursday, June 12, at the College of Central Florida-Citrus Campus. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; the forum begins at 6. 

The forum will include a panel debate of candidates for the Citrus County Commission. All candidates will have the opportunity to speak with the public. 

Light refreshments will be available. 

All are encouraged to come and meet the candidates. For information, email NCRC2014@aol.com or call 352-746-7249.


Irrigation topic of June 24 workshop

Citrus County Florida-Friendly Landscaping is offering a free gardening workshop from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 24. Irrigation scheduling and management are essential to successful and sustainable gardens. Providing the plants with the water they require and efficient application of this resource is the topic of the day. 

Evaluation and repair of your irrigation system prior to the summer heat is a great idea. This evaluation should include: planning water-reducing retrofits, regular monitoring and catch-can testing to calibrate the system. 

The class will be at the Citrus County Extension Service building, 3650 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto. 

Call Steven Davis at 352-527-5708 to confirm participation. 


Basin plan focus of Wednesday meeting

The second Crystal River/King’s Bay basin management action plan (BMAP) meeting will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, at Crystal River City Hall, 123 N.W. U.S. 19, Crystal River. Planned topics include an overview of the hydrogeology of the area and the draft nutrient source inventory for King’s Bay area.

The kick-off meeting for the Weeki Wachee Spring BMAP will be at 1 p.m. today in the Enchanted Mermaid Banquet Hall, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Planned topics include an overview of the Department of Environmental Protection’s total maximum daily load (TMDL) and an introduction to the BMAP process.

Presentations will be posted at: http://publicfiles.dep.state.fl.us/DEAR/BMAP/SpringsCoast/BMAPs/ under the appropriate basin name (CR_KB_BMAP or WW_BMAP) and month of meeting.