Our mission is to protect our 
environment and natural resources, thereby preserving quality of life in Citrus County.
We do this by monitoring local government, researching issues 
and disseminating relevant information through our  members and delegates. We are all citizen volunteers.

Come for a meeting
Stay for a membership!

9 a.m. - 2nd Wednesday Doors open at 8:30 Beverly Hills Lions Club 72 Civic Circle Beverly Hills, FL 34465(MAP) Contact: Kate Betsko @ katebetsko@gmail.com

Government Affairs Meetings
10a.m. on the 4th Monday of each month held at the Cadence Bank on CR491 in Beverly Hills
Contact: Tom Mize- Chair: 


Also see our very colorful and
informative Facebook page.
It contains some different information also.**

 The latest update for the extension of Suncoast Parkway 3 to continue north from SR44 up through Citrus County to parallel I-75 north past Jacksonville has been put on the back burner. FDOT will be concentrating on relieving traffic on I-75 by widening I-75 and making other improvements.      
   Info on current activities of the Task Force

The Suncoast Parkway and all related 
projects are very important for our county and community groups to maintain updates. This area will hold all links to 
assist you. 

he Ocala StarBanner
​ reported that
​ will
​Coastal Connector Routes​


Please also see ENR tab on menu as many items have been moved and new items appear! Stay informed!!




CR491 Roadway Shift Announced


A Note From Sandra Koonce:

Sadly, we share with you that the daughter of Pat Brady, the long-time TOO FAR newsletter editor, etc., passed away as the result of pancreatic cancer.  There will be a dinner at the TOO FAR/Point O Woods clubhouse following the services.  If you are willing to volunteer to bring food for that event, please let me know. 

Sandra Koonce  



Pat’s info:

Don and Pat Brady, 1420 South Homestead Ct., Inverness, Fl 34450

Pat’s phone number is 352-422-1251 should you want to call.

Services for Pat’s daughter will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Heinz Funeral Home in Inverness. Visitation with the family will be from 5 to 6 p.m.  After the service, friends and family will gather at the TOO FAR/Point O Woods clubhouse for a catered meal.  Please plan to attend if at all possible. 


For those desiring to bring food, cakes or pies or cookies would be helpful – or take a casserole by Pat’s home.  They have a lot of family coming in!



Central Ridge Community Center Office to Modify 

Hours of Operation


 Final Press Release- Friends of ETNA Turpentine Camp Inc


Yes, it is that time for a BBQ Fund Raiser for Shelter Me Citrus. (SMC)
SMC is raising CONSTRUCTION FUNDS to build a NEW animal shelter for Citrus County. As you know, Animal Shelter services are the responsibility of the County . This includes the building maintenance, daily operations, and care for the animals. The current shelter is need of upgrades. The age of the buildings and the potential future use of the land it has been suggested by many for a new shelter.
The BOCC has said there is no money available, but if the money is/was raised they would focus on the building of a new one, near the jail (intersection of Hwy 491 and Hwy 44)
On October 6, from 11am to 1pm, SMC will be having a BBQ lunch, pulled pork with two sides, drink for TEN ($10) dollars. The event will be held at the Central Ridge Community Center. 
Please help in this initiative  Your tickets can be ordered via email:  sheltermecitrus@aol.com
     Or send check made payable to SMC...
            PO Box 1111, Inverness, FL 34453
Look forward to hearing from you soon
Shelter Me Citru


Valerie Theatre August Events!


Summer Concert Series: Good Old Days Revisited with Sammy Davis Jr., Buddy Holly, and Connie Francis


Work on Sabal Trail Retention area to commence

Sabal Trail plans to be on site beginning July 6, 2018 to commence reseeding and restoration work in proximity to the 21.35 Acres Drainage Retention Area (DRA) of Section 36, Township 17 S, Range 18 E of Citrus Springs, Citrus County, Florida. For reference, the closest road to the project is North Glacier Terrace, Citrus Springs. Work will continue for several weeks in the area. For additional information, contact Sabal Trail Senior Right of Way Agent, Debora Hogan at 305-433-1700.


We have an opportunity to help with the upcoming elections.  

Our county Supervisor of Elections is looking for citizens interested in becoming a Poll Worker at the election in August and November.

I have been a "Poll Worker" for several elections and have really enjoyed watching our democracy in action.  Training is provided and we are compensated.

It is a pleasure to work with our SOE and her staff.  They value our time and commitment to the election process.

If you are interested, please contact Michelle Appie at michelle.appie@votecitrus.com.

I think you'll enjoy participating.


Trailer Donated to Citrus County Animal Services


Notice of CR 491 Temporary Lane Closures for Roadway Construction throughout Summer

Roadway construction along CR 491 from Laurel Street to SR 44 is scheduled to be performed and lane closures / flagging operations are expected daily through summer. 

Lane closures / flagging operations are schedule to begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 through Monday, August 1, 2018. Lane closures / flagging operations are scheduled from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. One lane will be provided through the work zone during the construction period. 
Motorists are advised to use caution while in the construction area.


A General Election in Citrus County is Novemer 6th, 2018!
Be sure your voting cards are up to date...


Services Available to You as a Citizen of Citrus County - Community Forum




Monsanto, BASF, and EPA Make Dicamba a Restricted-Use Pesticide—What That Means








                   Citrus County Fertilizer Program


CCCwebmaster Theresa,
Feb 11, 2017, 6:20 AM