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August 2019

Friends Monthly Educational Meeting

August 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Friends of the Chassahowitzka River invites the public to our monthly educational meeting Aug 20th, Tuesday, 7 pm. Our meeting’ program will host Joyce Palmer, Manager of the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge Complex. This Complex includes 5 refuges: Crystal River, Chassahowitzka, Egmont Key, Pinellas, and Passage Key. She manages a multi-disciplinary staff that…

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September 2019

Friends Board of Directors meeting

September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday , September 5, 6:30 pm Friends Board of Directors meeting. Those interested volunteers wishing to help the core leadership team are invited to attend, or just join us for pizza and beer and learn about us. Meet at Two Guys, 5792 S Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa Springs, FL 34446

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Friends Monthly Educational Meeting

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Friends of the Chassahowitzka River invites the public to our monthly educational meeting September 17th, Tuesday, 7 pm. Our meeting’s program will host Brad Rimbey who will provide a presentation on the history and current state of the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) Minimum Flows and Levels program, and how it impacts the…

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Volunteers Needed – River Cleanup!

September 21 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday morning, September 21, 2019, starting at 7:30am – Chassahowitzka County Park public boat ramp. The Friends of Chassahowitzka with support from Keep Citrus County Beautiful and the Citrus 2020 Save Our Waters Week Committee is conducting a cleanup of the Chassahowitzka River. Show your pride for Chassahowitzka by helping clean up the river and…

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October 2019

Friends monthly educational meeting, Tuesday, October 15, 2019 7:00 pm.

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Our meeting’ program will host Brad Rimbey, Vice President of the Friends and the Florida Springs Council, who will speak on Nature Coast Springs, SWFWMD Minimum Flows. The Southwest Florida Water Management District is responsible for providing water to our residents and businesses but also protecting the important water resources of our area. There is…

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Donor Marsh Weeding, at Duke Energy Power Plant Marsh

October 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Help weed the donor marsh at the Duke Plant, it is scheduled for Weds the 16th, likely for a few hours from mid-morning until around lunch. However, you do need to RSVP by Tuesday afternoon. Dr. Mark Clark will be running the event along with some students from the wetlands club. Please send your names…

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Oct 20, Sun, 9 am – Chassahowitzka River paddle

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Oct 20, Sun, 9 am - Chassahowitzka River paddle. The Sierra Club is planning a paddle on the beautiful Chassahowitzka River and some of its side creeks. The public is invited.  We will get plenty of opportunities to learn about coastal springs, birds, and what makes the Nature Coast one of the most attractive parts…

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Tuesday, October 22, 9 am – SWFWMD’s Governing Board meeting – Chass MFL redetermination

October 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Important notice about expected increase in the Chassahowitzka River Minimum Flows and Levels!!! Do you support continued flow reduction on our rivers? Do you agree with Southwest Florida Water Management District's position that 15% harm to any aspect of the environment of our rivers is acceptable? SWFWMD staff is recommending an 8% natural flow reduction…

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Spring Restoration Project, Little Spring demucking cancelled due to weather!

October 26 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

De-mucking days had been planned for the upcoming Saturday:  Saturday, 10.26.19. This is cancelled due to weather.  Look for the next scheduled event on our calendar.

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November 2019

Chassahowitzka River spring restoration

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

9 to noon on Saturday, Nov 9th at the Chassahowitzka Campground boat ramp. We are excited to announce that we are in the final phases of the springs restoration project at the Chassahowitzka Campground Boat ramp! We put in native plant gardens in the picnic and springs area. This adds very beneficial natural habitat and…

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